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What it Takes. The Way to the White House

 

Category: History: Politics


Author:
Richard Ben Cramer

 

Copyright/published Year: 1992 by Random House

 

ISBN: 0394562607

 

Binding: Hardcover


An American Iliad in the guise of contemporary political reportage, What It Takes penetrates the mystery at the heart of all presidential campaigns: How do presumably ordinary people acquire that mixture of ambition, stamina, and pure shamelessness that makes a true candidate? As he recounts the frenzied course of the 1988 presidential race -- and scours the psyches of contenders from George Bush and Robert Dole to Michael Dukakis and Gary Hart -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer comes up with the answers, in a book that is vast, exhaustively researched, exhilarating, and sometimes appalling in its revelations.

 


Condition Information

This is a used book.

Good condition.

 

Condition Description

1992 Hardcover. front dust jacket flap was folded and creased. Text is clean and unmarked. Some "shelf dust" soiling along front lower page ends. Sound, square binding.


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