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Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

28 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

I don't often read books about politics; they tend to be either

I don't often read books about politics; they tend to be either too dry or prone to histrionics. This book stays away from those extremes. David Corn has extensively interviewed individuals in the Obama administration and Congress and incorporated this information in a ...
I don't often read books about politics; they tend to be either too dry or prone to histrionics. This book stays away from those extremes. David Corn has extensively interviewed individuals in the Obama administration and Congress and incorporated this information in a very readable account of the President's clashes with Republicans in Congress. Mr. Corn's knowledge of the machinations of Washington is impressive and it's evident in this book. Excellent book.

posted by Tim40744 on March 21, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Strongly Recommended

Corn provides a chronological efforts of this President to effect initiatives and policies towards job growth and such, and the concervatives attempt to foil. Provides insight in the President's and Conservatives' mindset and decision making. Provided the various reason...
Corn provides a chronological efforts of this President to effect initiatives and policies towards job growth and such, and the concervatives attempt to foil. Provides insight in the President's and Conservatives' mindset and decision making. Provided the various reasons Liberals were rightly concernes. Great read.

posted by NJBorne on March 25, 2012

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  • Posted March 21, 2012

    I don't often read books about politics; they tend to be either

    I don't often read books about politics; they tend to be either too dry or prone to histrionics. This book stays away from those extremes. David Corn has extensively interviewed individuals in the Obama administration and Congress and incorporated this information in a very readable account of the President's clashes with Republicans in Congress. Mr. Corn's knowledge of the machinations of Washington is impressive and it's evident in this book. Excellent book.

    28 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2012

    Excellant Read

    This look inside the wheels of power was a real eye opener and gave me a greater appreciation of what this president had (and still has) to overcome.

    19 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2012

    Strongly Recommended

    Corn provides a chronological efforts of this President to effect initiatives and policies towards job growth and such, and the concervatives attempt to foil. Provides insight in the President's and Conservatives' mindset and decision making. Provided the various reasons Liberals were rightly concernes. Great read.

    15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

    Highly Recommended - Informative!

    We only hear one side of the story from the news. This book helps us to understand why the Obama Administration and the President himself acted in certain ways. Real life decisions are more complicated than sound bites.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2012

    I wish I could give it a "zero" Very poorly written wi

    I wish I could give it a "zero"
    Very poorly written with many grammatical errors
    Very disjointed...jumpps around from subject to subject
    No value here,,,even if it were free

    6 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2012

    A good look at the inner workings of the challenges Obama's admi

    A good look at the inner workings of the challenges Obama's administration faced throughout 2011. I'm guessing the title, or at least the sub-title, was the creation of the editor/publisher. The book does focus a lot on the "Showdown" that took place regarding the debt ceiling & Bush tax cuts. But it also deals with the Arab Spring, Libya, the killing of OBL, &c. A very insightful book, obviously sympathetic to the Obama administration but not sycophantically so.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Jthe wonderful owlr dof barak obaaaaa.

    I didnt .

    1 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Did not read

    He is our President

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Abe lincoln vampire hunter

    It was very interesting and kept my attention.


    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2012

    A lot of detail you won't otherwise get.

    A lot of detail you won't otherwise get.

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    Posted July 16, 2012

    Outside

    Outside

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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