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The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies by [Alter, Jonathan]
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“Highly informed, energetically reported…. Alter gives us a lucid picture of the toxic, highly partisan political environment in which today’s controversies are occurring.” (The New York Times)

“Alter's book abounds in such peeks inside the competing campaigns…excellent reporting.” (Los Angeles Times)

“A calm, virtuoso work of journalism. Alter brings a clear eye to recognizing both the shortcomings and the victories of the 2012 Obama campaign and the administration before and after the election…. one of the best books about our befuddling, original, American version of democracy.” (The New York Daily News)

“Common-sense politics devolve into a season of craziness in this engrossing account of the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign. Journalist Alter follows up his bestselling The Promise: President Obama, Year One with a savvy dissection of the 2010–2012 election cycle and related political dogfights.…Lucid, entertaining, and alive to the reality behind the posturing, Alter’s report reveals the high stakes and far-reaching import of the 2012 decision.” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review)

About the Author

Jonathan Alter is an analyst and contributing correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. He is a former senior editor and columnist for Newsweek, where he worked for twenty-eight years, writing more than fifty cover stories. He has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, The New Republic, and other publications. He is the author of The Promise: President Obama, Year One and The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, both New York Times bestsellers, and Between the Lines, a collection of his Newsweek columns.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 34813 KB
  • Print Length: 449 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1451646070
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (4 Jun. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E6U1ELY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #744,316 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 starsIt's DRAMA Obama
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5.0 out of 5 starsWonderful, honest snapshot of the 2012 campaign!
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4.0 out of 5 starsSolid Reporting, Informative Book
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