The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House

Book - 2010
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Revival is the dramatic inside story of the defining period of the Obama White House. It is an epic tale that follows the president and his inner circle from the crisis of defeat to historic success. Over the span of an extraordinary two months in the life of a young presidency, Obama and his senior aides engaged in a desperate struggle for survival that stands as the measure of who they are and how they govern. Bestselling Obama biographer Richard Wolffe draws on unrivaled access to the West Wing to write a natural sequel to his critically acclaimed book about the president and his campaign. Starting at the first anniversary of the inauguration, Wolffe paints a portrait of a White House at work under exceptional strain across a sweeping set of challenges: from health care reform to a struggling economy, from two wars to terrorism.
Publisher: New York : Crown, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307717412
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 25 cm


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Mar 06, 2012

I've read a lot of books about Obama and I gave a positive review on this site of Richard Wolffe's previous book about Obama, "Renegade". However, this one just didn't grab me. The author spent a huge amount of time detailing the health care fight, the chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, and the fiscal crisis. The amount of detail was somewhat of a repeat of what I'd learned elsewhere so perhaps I didn't have much tolerance left but I just found it rather mind-numbing. I didn't finish the book. Maybe other people will like it more than I did.


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