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Titel: O: A Presidential Novel
Verlag: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd., London
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good
Auflage: First Edition, First Printing.
Art des Buches: used
Hardcover with gilt lettering on spine and contents in very good condition. T. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 246670
Inhaltsangabe: An incisive portrait of people trying to win the presidency in 2012. Among them are: * Cal Regan, a rising political star who takes over the president's 2012 re-election campaign after O's veteran campaign chief is forced to resign because of an affair with a teenage prostitute * Maddy Cohan, a dazzling young journalist whose sharp reports for an upstart website are a frequent source of conversation among the political elite, and whose relationship with one of her sources could complicate her career * Walter LaFontaine, one of O's earliest Chicago supporters, who despite being left behind when O went to Washington, yearns for a larger role in his hero's re-election campaign * Tom 'Terrific' Morrison, a one-term governor with a military background, who is emerging as the likely nominee and a formidable opponent. Privately derisive of O, Morrison seeks to run a classic change campaign similar to O's historic march to victory in 2008 * Allen Knowles, a wealthy Silicon Valley campaign donor who gives Cal Regan secret information which could be damaging to Morrison's campaign Meanwhile, O is chafing under the demands of the presidency. His senior aides are running him too hard and, to his irritation, have advised him not to play golf on the weekends. To win re-election, he realizes he may have to adopt political methods he had once denounced. As a work of speculative fiction, the details in O will soon be overtaken by events. But no chronicle is more likely to convey the interior life of the 2012 campaign - the issues they will confront, the compromises they will make, the lengths to which they will go for victory. O is a fascinating, entertaining and darkly intriguing novel for anyone who wants to understand what the president and his team are really thinking.
Robust and revealing...an entertaining novel which leaves the readers...to make up their own minds. Would you vote for him again?
'A sharp gift for reportage... whoever wrote this does know something about what makes O tick' --Simon Schama, FT
'Believable and entertaining' --Justin Webb, The Times
' the book is good is on what it's like on the campaign trail; the relentless hours and travel, the drunken young interns partying every night, the jounalists desperate for an inside line' --Christina Lamb, Sunday Times
'Anyone suffering withdrawal symptoms from the end of "The West Wing" will enjoy this sweaty hustle among rumpled advisers,maverick donors and ambitious staff who steer the campaign machine and guard the president's door...'
"[O] will doubtless adorn departure lounge bookshops for some time to come." --Tribune magazine 11/2
'... learn much about the mania, trickery, self-deceptions and sleights of hand that have become essential to the art of winning political power.' --The Herald, January 29, 2011
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