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Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas | [Edward Klein]

Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas

In this highly anticipated follow-up to his blockbuster New York Times bestseller The Amateur, former New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein delves into the rocky relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons. An old-school reporter with incredible insider contacts, Klein reveals just how deep the rivalry between the Obamas and the Clintons runs, with details on closed-door meetings buttressed by hundreds of interviews.
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In this highly anticipated follow-up to his blockbuster New York Times bestseller The Amateur, former New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein delves into the rocky relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons. An old-school reporter with incredible insider contacts, Klein reveals just how deep the rivalry between the Obamas and the Clintons runs, with details on closed-door meetings buttressed by hundreds of interviews. Blood Feud is a stunning exposé of the animosity, jealousy, and competition between America's two most powerful political couples.

©2014 Edward Klein (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    DS Ells 06-23-14
    DS Ells 06-23-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Fascinating!"
    Any additional comments?

    I was enthralled with the book from beginning to end.

    Ed Klein managed to wrangle some good interviews with those close to both the Clinton's and Obama's.

    There is also insight into Valerie Jarret's role in the White House.

    And, of course, there's a lot of gossip.

    A great pick for political hounds.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Frederick Northampton,, MA, USA 06-30-14
    Frederick Northampton,, MA, USA 06-30-14 Member Since 2005
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    "I Could Not Stop Listening!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    It exposed the inner workings, behind the scenes and the rotten underbelly of today's politics.


    What about Lars Mikaelson’s performance did you like?

    The performance was even handed and engaging....a very good narator.


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoy politics this book will engage you at every level.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John S. Seattle, WA United States 07-18-14
    John S. Seattle, WA United States 07-18-14 Member Since 2005
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    even if 50% of the information is true, there must be something there. That's kind of how I felt about this one, given the author's admitted hatred of Democratic politics. I like President Obama, though have felt frustrated by his "hands off" approach to the actual political process, until recently at least. In a sense, I can't argue that the White House team did behave amateurishly in terms of letting their opponents define them on issues.
    I'm no fan of the Clintons either, though I felt Hillary managed her best to bring her people to the nominee's side for a 2008 win. I've never been a fan of Bill since he appeared on the national scene in 1992 - ugh. Here, he's bitter and obsessed over the way he and Hillary have been treated by the Obamas since 2008. Supposedly, his 2012 all-out effort on behalf of Obama was motivated by fantasies of a "third term" (his, or Hillary's, they'll have to thrash out if and when it happens), with Obama obliged to strongly support Hillary from the moment she announces (which the author absolutely asserts she will). I was left unsure whether such an agreement really existed, or is something Bill felt was implied?
    The bottom line is that the un-named sources were likely present during the events, giving (relatively) accurate reports for the book, even if spun rather ... dramatically.
    So, I found the book worth reading, even if the author's bias did intrude a lot. Of the four principals, Hillary came off as the most sympathetic, and Barack as the most negative, with his aloof manner, allowing himself to be duped by the modern day Rasputin, Valerie Jarrett. I had a very hard time reconciling the largely upbeat-in-interviews Michelle with the entitled prima donna she is portrayed as having become; the truth must be a little of both, but how much I couldn't say.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andy 07-12-14
    Andy 07-12-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Politicians at their worst"
    If you could sum up Blood Feud in three words, what would they be?

    Brutal, Revealing and Honest


    Any additional comments?

    Many who drink the democrats cool-aid will cry foul and say it's a pack of lies. If this is so slanderous, why aren't the Clintons and Obamas outraged and in denial of these facts?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John Chamblee, GA, United States 07-20-14
    John Chamblee, GA, United States 07-20-14 Member Since 2009

    I'm a lawyer and mediator. I represent businesses in disputes with their insurers and in other complex litigation. I also assist machinery companies and manufacturers (primarily international) with equipment sales, non-disclosure agreements, and business issues. I also mediate commercial disputes.

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    "Great Summer Read"

    This book is a great summer read. It is very well written, and the story moves along well from the beginning.

    Klein has been criticized for re-creating scenes based on off-the-record or background interviews. Fair enough, I guess, but the overall narrative seems very consistent about what is well-known about the Clintons and the Obamas. It also seems highly unlikely that sources would have spoken on the record.

    How do the four main characters fare? Not very well: From flawed but competent to flawed but incompetent. Bill Clinton is definitely the most interesting character and clearly is the only one who seems to have the pulse of middle America. This is not surprising since he grew up Arkansas, while Obama grew up in Hawaii, and Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton both came from privileged backgrounds in Illinois.

    One thing that is absolutely clear from this narrative is that both the Clintons and the Obamas live like royalty; actually, probably better than royalty. The Clintons have multiple palatial residences in New York, D.C., and Little Rock and fly wherever they want (with Secret Service protection) on private jets. So much for Hillary putting her foot in her mouth about being "dead broke." The Obamas command Air Force 1 like they owned it, jetting off to Hawaii, Martha's Vineyard and other playgrounds of the rich. Michelle Obama, in particular, seems to have no reluctance about spending the taxpayers' money.

    My conclusion: Unfortunately, our country has suffered from making some bad choices. You probably have to be a bit of a narcissist even to run for president, but this crew takes the cake. Bill Clinton, for all his flaws, is a brilliant politician who was practical enough to make a deal with the other side. Obama is a brilliant campaigner who is out of his league as an executive, being led around by Valerie Jarrett and Michelle, paying attention only to a leftist political agenda when he pays attention at all. Hillary Clinton is a good manager, but has none of Bill's political talents, and has a heap of scandals in her past. Both Clintons have serious health issues.

    The country deserves better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kenneth Carrollton, TX, United States 07-19-14
    Kenneth Carrollton, TX, United States 07-19-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Anti-Obama"
    Would you try another book from Edward Klein and/or Lars Mikaelson?

    I wouldnot read anymore Klein. In this book he is obviously one sided, pro Clinton, anti Obama.It's a gossip type book that will sway non thinkers. Save your money, there are no sources so you don't know if you would be repeating a lie or not. Very unbalanced. But it will sell maybe it was paid for by Clinton?


    Has Blood Feud turned you off from other books in this genre?

    This is National Inquirer genre, entertainment.


    Did Lars Mikaelson do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Everything is monotome


    What character would you cut from Blood Feud?

    The author


    Any additional comments?

    I know to avoid Klein, he is not an academic.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cherelyn Lutz 07-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Riviting"
    If you could sum up Blood Feud in three words, what would they be?

    Blood Chilling Reality


    What other book might you compare Blood Feud to and why?

    Nothing compares!


    Have you listened to any of Lars Mikaelson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Nope. First one.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Smoke and MIrrors.


    Any additional comments?

    Takes your breath away bringing to light all the backdoor, under the table, borderline illegal political deal making. The American people are blind, ignorant and oblivious of where our country is headed. Wake up people and pay attention.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dallas Georgia 07-17-14
    Dallas Georgia 07-17-14 Member Since 2008
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    "A MUST Read - Especially for Liberals"
    If you could sum up Blood Feud in three words, what would they be?

    Obama
    Ungrateful
    Liar


    What did you like best about this story?

    Penetrating insights into the inner thoughts and actions of two of America's most powerful Democrat families


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    How Obama Fooled America - Twice


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andy from FL FL panhandle 07-13-14
    Andy from FL FL panhandle 07-13-14 Member Since 2014

    Andy from FL

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    "THE guide as to how political sausage is made"

    This is the first one of these types of books I've bothered buying. Most just seem to be "juicy" gossip and while I'm sure this one has it's share of gossip, it also gives you a behind the scenes view of what is going on in this nation's government. It gives you a view as to how alliances are formed and why. Many of the things I have seen and been puzzled by are now clear. If you pair this with Pres Obama's Dreams from my Father and Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals it gives you a pretty clear picture as to the inner workings of what formed this man and his thinking. No matter what side of the political aisle you are on, or if you are on neither, you will find this book fascinating. As for the general tone of the book, there WERE times that I thought I was going to hear "this presentation is being brought to you by Hillary 2016".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tom M. Saunders, Ph.D. 07-04-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Shameless "Research" and Reporting"
    If you could sum up Blood Feud in three words, what would they be?

    Shameless demonization "research"


    Has Blood Feud turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all.


    What about Lars Mikaelson’s performance did you like?

    Excellent!! He was able to report the script and the drama without questioning its integrity.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    If this were cast as Broadway drama fiction, there may have been moving parts.


    Any additional comments?

    As a critical thinker and observer, I listen to all sides of any argument. There is no doubt in my mind that among such powerful figures as these, there are major differences. Those differences are what give life quality and definition.

    There is way too much of an axe to grind here, and that diminishes any remnants of truth being presented. For dramatic journalism, Klein receives a 5 on a 10 point scale. For research of the truth, it presents as a 2 because the slanted bias is ever present.

    To Edward Klein: Present your work as as a romanesque novel, and your work will soar to an 8. Otherwise, go to work for Fox News as a reporter. They will pay you big bucks!!

    1 of 12 people found this review helpful
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