“GAME CHANGE” the NYT #1 Bestseller at BMS.
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About the book:
Using their unrivaled access to pull back the curtain, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann provide an intimate portrait of some of the most fascinating figures in American life. From the meteoric, historic rise of Barack Obama to the shocking fall of the House of Clinton and the mercurial performance of war hero John McCain-the 2008 presidential race became blockbuster entertainment. But for the first time, Halperin and Heilemann tell the real story behind the headlines.
How did Obama convince himself that, against enormous odds, he could and should be our first African-American President? How did the tumultuous relationship between Bill and Hillary Clinton shape (and warp) her supposedly unstoppable bid to return to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Why did McCain pick the unknown, untested Governor of Alaska as his Vice-Presidential running mate? And was Palin really as dimwitted and comical as she sometimes came across-or a natural political talent unfairly maligned by the media?
A reportorial tour de force, GAME CHANGE is the sometimes shocking, frequently hilarious, ultimately definitive account of the campaign of a lifetime.
About the authors:
John Heilemann is the national political correspondent and columnist for New York Magazine and Halperin is editor-at-large and senior political analyst for Time Magazine.
About the moderator:
Jodi Kantor is a Washington correspondent at the New York Times. She has covered the world of Barack and Michelle Obama since the beginning of 2007, also writing about Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Richard Holbrooke, Larry Summers and many others along the way.
She is the author of “First Marriage,” a recent cover story in the New York Times Magazine that examined the partnership between the president and first lady, and of a forthcoming book, to be published by Little, Brown about the Obamas’ family journey.
Ms. Kantor graduated magna cum laude from Columbia and attended Harvard Law School. But soon after she arrived, she caught the journalism bug, took time off to work at Slate.com, and never looked back. During her four years at Slate, she rose from editorial assistant to New York editor in charge of cultural coverage. She joined the Times at the age of 27, becoming the Arts & Leisure editor.
The recipient of a Columbia Young Alumni Achievement Award, Ms. Kantor has also been named by Crain’s New York Business magazine as one of “40 Under 40.” She appears regularly on television, including The Today Show and Charlie Rose. Though she covers Washington, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.