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

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

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

Veteran journalist David Corn—Washington Bureau Chief for Mother Jones magazine and New York Times bestselling author of Hubris (with Michael Isikoff) and The Lies of George W. Bush—now brings us  Showdown, the dramatic inside story of Barack Obama’s fight to save his presidency. With Bob Woodward-esque insight and narrative flair, Corn takes readers into the White House and behind the political scenes during the beleaguered president’s pivotal third year, and explores the most earth-shaking events of the Obama presidency—from the game changing 2010 elections to the Arab Spring, the debt ceiling battle with Congressional Republicans, the killing of Osama bin Laden and beyond.

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ISBN-13: 9780062108005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 364,995
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Corn is the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine and an analyst for MSNBC and NBC News. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Hubris (with Michael Isikoff) and The Lies of George W. Bush, and regularly provides commentary on National Public Radio.

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Showdown: Inside the Obama White House 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Tim40744 More than 1 year ago
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.
RMSpraitz More than 1 year ago
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.
NJBorne More than 1 year ago
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.
cchalice More than 1 year ago
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.
M_S75 More than 1 year ago
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.
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PatrickJ More than 1 year ago
A lot of detail you won't otherwise get.
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This man is al quedas dream: a US president who hates the US.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very interesting and kept my attention.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He is our President
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Outside
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I didnt .
MJS98 More than 1 year ago
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