|Publisher:||Penguin Group USA|
|Publish Date:||Nov 2013|
|Number of Pages:||499|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.8|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.25 x 9.75 x 1.75|
Mark Halperin is editor-at-large and senior political analyst for Time magazine. He's a former political director for ABC News. Mark is the author of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime (Jan 2010), The Undecided Voter's Guide to the Next President (Oct 2007) and of The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008. Mark lives in Manhattan.
John Heilemann and Mark Halperin set the national conversation on fire with their bestselling account of the 2008 presidential election, Game Change. In Double Down, they apply their unparalleled access and storytelling savvy to the 2012 election, rendering an equally compelling narrative about the circuslike Republican nomination fight, the rise and fall of Mitt Romney, and the trials, tribulations, and Election Day triumph of Barack Obama.
Drawing on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Heilemann and Halperin deliver another reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel. Character driven and dialogue rich, replete with extravagantly detailed scenes, Double Down offers a panoramic account of a campaign at once intensely hard fought and lastingly consequential. For Obama, the victory he achieved meant even more to him than the one he had pulled off four years earlier. In 2008, he believed, voters had bet on a hope; in 2012, they passed positive judgment on what he’d actually done, allowing him to avert a loss that would have rendered his presidency a failed, one-term accident. For the Republicans, on the other hand, 2012 not only offered a crushing verdict but an existential challenge: to rethink and reconstitute the party or face irrelevanceor even extinction. Double Down is the occasionally shocking, often hilarious, ultimately definitive account of an election of singular importance.