I liked this book because it filled a gap in history texts I have read over the years: What were these people thinking? What were the problems they were facing, actually?
I hope this kind of book continues and begins a trend towards "present-time history" based on what was said and thought rather than on what some clever historian thinks or guesses what was said during historical moments. In other words, we have official photographers for presidents and other leaders, but we do not have a record of "what they thought and said."
Game Change is secretly a paen to Obama. Nowhere does it explain how he got to his philosophical base that he demonstrates today. It does show his intelligence and his connections to the most powerful financial people in the world before the election.
McCain is an angry man who is incapable of grasping difficult issues.
Obama is rather more gracious and more intelligent than I had imagined.
Sarah Palin, can "get it" and she can "lose it" all in the same day. Personally, I hope she will one day "get it" and keep it that way. She will be unstoppable then.
I now understand Hillary Clinton much better, and her relationship with husband Bill. I have much more respect for Hillary than before, although I am afraid for what she really believes, as I am afraid I have found out too late what Obama "really believes." Bill is such an amazing piece of work: he can help his wife win campaigns and to win, and then trip her up a day later. At the same time, on some level I really respect Bill, only now after all these years.
Bill and a very wealthy playboy friend of his traveled around the world in a private Boeing 757 called "Air F**k One." While Hillary was campaigning. She deserves some credit for living with that yet still being effective.
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I have found this helpful Hilary's second time around. Will Bernie screw her out of the election again? This book is a must read for democrats!
I am not able to evaluate the difference. I did enjoy the audio version.
several areas were funny, but i believe that is related to my political leanings.
I aud a lot of books.
I listened nearly straight through. The stuff about the Clintons and later Palin is priceless.
No dull moments.
The narrator! I loved his reading. He read aloud with expression and enthusiasm. His tone was perfect throughout.
Really the whole book deserves a re-read.
I didn't have an extreme reaction but there are humorous points and a lot of telling moments.
Prior to reading this book I was very partisan, but after this book, I understood more where the other party's candidates were coming from.
Too bad they all just can't be more open on their motivations and purposes instead of shouting never-ending talking points.
I already have. It's the best political science book, I have ever come across.
The Behind-the Scenes, is a book within the book !It's book, docu-drama, & soap opera- all in one.
He makes you feel like you're there in the room with the characters.
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Enjoyable, educational, informative to put it mildly. The book for those who love, & also hate history!!!
This was a very informative and entertaining look at the 2008 election. Highly recommended to anyone interested in politics.