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Publisher Description

The gripping inside story of the 2008 presidential election, by two of the best political reporters in the country.

“It’s one of the best books on politics of any kind I’ve read. For entertainment value, I put it up there with Catch 22.” —The Financial Times

“It transports you to a parallel universe in which everything in the National Enquirer is true….More interesting is what we learn about the candidates themselves: their frailties, egos and almost super-human stamina.” —The Financial Times

“I can’t put down this book!” —Stephen Colbert

Game Change is the New York Times bestselling story of the 2008 presidential election, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, two of the best political reporters in the country. In the spirit of Richard Ben Cramer’s What It Takes and Theodore H. White’s The Making of the President 1960, this classic campaign trail book tells the defining story of a new era in American politics, going deeper behind the scenes of the Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin campaigns than any other account of the historic 2008 election.

Politics & Current Events
February 23
HarperCollins e-books

Customer Reviews

wwmike ,

Good To The End

A backstage look into Obama's rocket ride, Hillary's consistent stride, and McCain's slip-n-slide that was the 2008 election. Game Change brings you up close and personal with the people who did and didn't make it happen. I found myself turning pages like I didn't know how it ended.

Gamefarm ,

Game Change

I normally read espionage and spy novels, but who needs fictional intrigue when we have the real thing. What a cast of characters.
This book gets a little gossipy at times, but this is a very easy read and hard to put down.

chucknewyork ,


I finished the book in 3 days - didn't want to put it down. I actually am not a fan of Sarah Palin - still not at all - but she was used by the McCain campaign and she knew it. It explains why she went "rogue". Verifies my vote for President - that is for sure.

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