The Choice: How Bill Clinton Won

The Choice: How Bill Clinton Won

by Bob Woodward
     
 

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The Choice is Bob Woodward's classic story of the quest for power, focusing on the 1996 presidential campaign as a case study of money, public opinion polling, attack advertising, handlers, consultants, and decision making in the midst of electoral uncertainty. President Bill Clinton is examined in full in the contest with Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole,

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The Choice is Bob Woodward's classic story of the quest for power, focusing on the 1996 presidential campaign as a case study of money, public opinion polling, attack advertising, handlers, consultants, and decision making in the midst of electoral uncertainty. President Bill Clinton is examined in full in the contest with Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, the Republican presidential nominee. The intimacy and detail of Woodward's account of the candidates and their wives show the epic human struggle in this race for the White House.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time."
— Bob Schieffer, CBS News Face the Nation

"Woodward once again superbly chronicles the public and private actions of men in power and in pursuit of power."
Newsweek

"A first-rate piece of reporting....Woodward's top-notch journalism as instant history is an impressively well-done product."
The Washington Post

"Woodward is dead-on in his depiction of the chaos, the drama, and the intrigue of an all-out presidential campaign."
BusinessWeek

"No one can top Woodward's 'fly-on-the-wall' reporting on inside Washington."
The Washington Times

Booknews
This author & these subjects (Clinton & Dole) need no comment. The book is based on Woodward's abundant sources. Covers personal & political matters. Note that BiP on CD-ROM carried the title The Race as late as August '96. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743285148
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
712,904
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Bob Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post, where he has worked for forty-four years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for The Washington Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal, and later for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored or coauthored twelve #1 national nonfiction bestsellers. He has two daughters, Tali and Diana, and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, writer Elsa Walsh.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Washington, D.C.
Date of Birth:
March 26, 1943
Place of Birth:
Geneva, Illinois
Education:
B.A., Yale University, 1965

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