• Paperback: 480 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (October 26, 2010)
In 2008 , the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment. Everyone was watching as the race for the White House unfolded like something from the realm of fiction. The meteoric rise and historic triumph of Barack Obama. The shocking fall of the House of Clinton—and the improbable resurrection of Hillary as Obama’s partner and America’s face to the world. The mercurial performance of John McCain and the mesmerizing emergence of Sarah Palin. But despite the wall-to-wall media coverage of this spellbinding drama, remarkably little of the real story behind the headlines had been told—until now.
In Game Change, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin pull back the curtains on the Obama, Clinton, McCain, and Palin campaigns. Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived thestory, Game Change is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel.
“Riveting….A must-read for anyone interested in the cutthroat backroom hows and whys of a presidential campaign” — Entertainment Weekly
“Game Change 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
John Heilemann is the national political correspondent and columnist for New York magazine. An award-winning journalist and the author of Pride Before the Fall: The Trials of Bill Gates and the End of the Microsoft Era and coauthor of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, he is a former staff writer for The New Yorker, Wired, and The Economist. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Mark Halperin is editor-at-large and senior political analyst for Time magazine. He is the author of The Undecided Voter’s Guide to the Next President and the coauthor of The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008. He has covered six presidential elections, including those during his decade as the political director for ABC News. He lives in Manhattan.
Visit Mark Halperin at his website.
John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS
Wednesday, November 17th: Deep Muck Big Rake
Wednesday, December 1st: Marathon Pundit
Thursday, December 2nd: Divided We Stand United We Fall
Monday, December 6th: Ruby Slippers
Monday, December 13th: Whiskey Fire
Wednesday, December 15th: Rude Pundit
Thursday, December 16th: booker rising
Friday, December 17th: Chaotic Compendiums