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Showdown LP: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party (Paperback)
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In Showdown, the veteran political journalist and New York Times bestselling author David Corn goes behind the scenes at the White House to recount the dramatic tale of the pivotal period of the Obama presidency, from the game-changing 2010 midterm elections to the beginning of the critical 2012 campaign seasona tumultuous time that tested the president as never before and set the stage for a titanic clash over the future of the nation.
Drawing on interviews with White House officials, Obama's inner circle, members of Congress, and others, Corn takes the reader into the Oval Office and the back rooms of Congress for a fast-paced account of the major events and captures the dilemmas faced by a president assailed by disappointed progressives and defiantly obstructionist Republicans determined to see his defeat.
The book offers revelations and an enlightening look at the turbulent American political scene during one of the most consequential moments of the nation's history; it explains the fascinating and complicated leader at the heart of this vortex, Barack Obama.
About the Author
David Corn is the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine and an analyst for MSNBC and NBC News. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Hubris (with Michael Isikoff) and The Lies of George W. Bush, and regularly provides commentary on National Public Radio.
Praise for Showdown LP: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party…
“A great book - the real inside story. If you want to understand the Obama White House and how Washington works, you have to read it.”