The classic account of an epic presidential race... A book that reads like the fevered dream that everyone even remotely involved in the campaign insists it was - longer, more intense, more significant and peopled with vastly more fascinating candidates than any presidential race in living memory. Small wonder that HBO bought the film rights nine months before publication. (Giles Whittell The Times
)Race of a Lifetime
is sleazy, personal, intrusive, shocking - and horribly compulsive. It is also thoroughly researched, well-paced and occasionally very amusing. Anyone who follows American politics will want to read it. (The Economist
A spicy smorgasbord of observations, revelations and allegations... The authors mix savvy political analysis with detailed reconstructions of scenes and conversations. They employ the same sort of technique Bob Woodward pioneered in his bestselling books to create a novelistic narrative.
[Race of a Lifetime] leaves the reader with a vivid, visceral sense of the campaign and a keen understanding of the paradoxes and contingencies of history.
(Michiko Kakutani The New York Times
THE book to read about the election... Three modern presidential campaigns produced riveting, definitive chronicles: 1960 (The Making of the President
), 1968 (The Selling of the President
) and 1988 (What It Takes
). Now there's a fourth great campaign book, about 2008: Race of a Lifetime
. (Kurt Andersen Very Short List
From the Publisher
The American title of this book is GAME CHANGE.