The Real Romney

The Real Romney

by Michael Kranish, Scott Helman
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The Real Romney by Michael Kranish, Scott Helman

“Absorbing and fair-minded.”
New York Times

“Romney’s story in full and clear detail…fascinating in-depth stuff.”
Los Angeles Times

“A fascinating story [that] sheds next light on an elusive subject.”
Boston Globe

Despite his political prominence, Mitt Romney remains an enigma to many in America. Who is the man behind that sweep of dark hair and the high-wattage smile? A savvy politician or someone who will simply say anything to win? A business visionary or a ruthless dealmaker? In this definitive, unflinching, and widely-acclaimed biography by Boston Globe investigative reporters Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, readers will finally discover the real Mitt Romney. Based on hundreds of interviews and more than five years of reporting, The Real Romney offers for the very first time a full understanding of this complex political figure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062123275
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/17/2012
Pages: 401
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.33(d)

About the Author

Michael Kranish, deputy chief of the Boston Globe's Washington Bureau, has been a congressional reporter, White House correspondent, and national political reporter. Kranish coauthored, with other Globe reporters, John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography. He is also the author of Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War.

Scott Helman is a staff writer at The Boston Globe, where he has worked as a reporter and an editor for more than a decade. He was previously the paper's political editor and a national political reporter, serving as a lead writer on the 2008 presidential campaign.

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The Real Romney 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should be read by anyone who is an informed voter. It doesn't matter if you are for or against Romney, you will learn more about him personally and politically in a neutral form of writing. Very well written and easy to understand, worth every penny! :)
JustMyTwoCents More than 1 year ago
A Comprehensive and Non-Partisan Look at the Republican Candidate for President I will say first off that I will likely vote for President Obama to be re-elected. However, that being said, this book appears to be an excellent, non-partisan look at the competition, devoid of being overly dramatic or casting Mitt Romney in an unfavorable light. By all accounts, Romney seems to be a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, a businessman who has followed his father's footsteps into public office, a man with a good moral base. Yes, he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and he has lived a largely insular life, but his work as a leader in his faith community has demonstrated that he has a level of empathy for others. If I wake up the day after the election and find out he has prevailed, I will be disappointed, but I won't be devastated. Mitt Romney is a moderate Republican (and to me, perhaps more of a conservative-leaning Democrat). His greatest mistake appears to be in not embracing his signature legislation (universal health care) that he put in place when he was Governor of Massachusetts. It may not be perfect, but it was a good move, and he should not have backed away from it under pressure from his fellow Republicans. Giving in to the pressures of his own party may very well be his undoing. A good read and highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Romney is great...... for '68. WOOHOOO ALL YALL PEEPS ARE
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Yes he is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Look here romney IN CLEVELAND okay will never beat obama sorry u LOST ha....ha....ha....and one more thing **** u and kiss my *** got tht u big bum
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a 12 year old and i know alot of stuff in politics! Its sad that people voted for obama because hes black, they didnt look at his rights! Im mixed with black and my whole family is republican because we know that republicans are with God amd the Bible. Gosh why do people have to be so ignorant :( people these days!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago is for white people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He would of done our country great the book is great for a great man God Blessed You And Your Family
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story of Mitt Romney's early years and professional life to date, quoting friends and foes alike. Still, the reader learns precious little about his present day personal and private life. Ultimately, a very informative read.
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obama is re elected omg great we are soo screwed im so sad romney lost):
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I HATE POLITICS BUT OUR COUNTREYS GOIN DOWN IF OBAMA IS DICTAT..... I MEAN PREZ. X3 -the awesomest person ever!! Thas EXACTLY who i am! And hey... if you really wanna know who i am then heres a hint: I LIKE BAKED POTATOS. X3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I vote for romney hes the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mit romney is going down