Primary Colors has its rich rewards as a savvy insider’s look at life on the stump. But it travels far beyond mere gossip and exposé to discover a convincing world of its own, peopled by smart cookies, nutcases, and wheeler-dealers, whose public and private lives illuminate each other—sometimes by casting dark shadows. This story spans the novelistic spectrum from bedroom farce to high moral drama, and it paints a picture of the political state of the nation so vivid and authentic that one finds in it the deepest kind of truth—the kind of truth that only fiction can tell.
In Charlie Mike, Joe Klein tells the dramatic story of Eric Greitens and Jake Wood, larger-than-life war heroes who come home and use their military discipline and values to help others. This is a story that hasn't been told before, one of the most hopeful to emerge from Iraq and Afghanistan - a saga of lives saved, not wasted.
"Should me mandatory reading"
Senator Charlie Martin's dilemma is one that has come to haunt contemporary American politics: Is it possible to be a good politician and a good man? Can you live in the public glare and still construct a habitable life? This intriguing tale is the latest from the "Anonymous" author of Primary Colors.
Based on "Eight Years", Joe Klein’s critically acclaimed article that first appeared in The New Yorker, this is the first book to deal with both sides of Bill Clinton—the personal flaws and the policy successes. Primary Colors, of which Klein was the "anonymous" author, spent 25 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. His previous books include The Running Mate, Payback: Five Marines After Vietnam and Woody Guthrie: A Life.
People on the right are furious. People on the left are livid. And the center isn't holding. There is only one thing on which almost everyone agrees: there is something very wrong in Washington. The country is being run by pollsters. Few politicians are able to win the voters' trust. Blame abounds and personal responsibility is nowhere to be found. There is a cynicism in Washington that appalls those in every state, red or blue.
Senator Charlie Martin's dilemma is one that has come to haunt contemporary American politics: Is it possible to be a good politician and a good man? From the "Anonymous" author of Primary Colors. Also available abridged.
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