We're with Nobody

We're with Nobody : Two Insiders Reveal the Dark Side of American Politics

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We're With Nobody is a thrilling, eye-opening insider's view of a little-known facet of the political campaign process: the multi-million dollar opposition research industry, or "oppo" as it's called. For sixteen years authors Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian have been digging up dirt on political candidates across the country, from presidential appointees to local school board hopefuls. We're With Nobody is a fascinating, riveting, sometimes funny, sometimes shocking look at the unseen side of political campaigning--a remarkable chronicle of a year in the life of two guys on a dedicated hunt to uncover the buried truths that every American voter has a right to know.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 191 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 17.78mm | 158.76g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 006201577X
  • 9780062015778
  • 489,386

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This book floored me. I could not stop reading about the strange, dark world that helps determine who we elect and who sinks back into the muck. It is phenomenal; for me politics will never be the same. --SEBASTIAN JUNGER, author of "War" and "The Perfect Storm""
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In politics, finding the dirt is a multimillion-dollar business.

It's called opposition research--"oppo" to insiders. Few Americans are aware of its existence, yet oppo has become an integral part of the campaign process, hastening the implosion of countless office-seekers around the country.

For nearly two decades, former journalists Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian have been uncovering the buried truths about political candidates, from presidential appointees all the way down to local school-board hopefuls. We're with Nobody is the eye-opening account of their life as opposition researchers--a remarkable adventure across the American political landscape and through the often seamy underbelly of U.S. politics. From doing battle with reluctant, sometimes purposefully misleading bureaucrats to arriving in an unmarked police car for a clandestine meeting on the New Jersey waterfront, We're with Nobody offers readers a revealing slice of national and political life: a close-up look at today's political process, the fallible men and women we often choose to represent us and the little-understood industry of trying to bring candidates' weaknesses to light.
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