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What It Takes: The Way to the White House: Cramer, Richard Ben

What It Takes: The Way to the White House

Cramer, Richard Ben

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ISBN 10: 0394562607 / ISBN 13: 9780394562605
Published by Random House Inc, New York, 1992
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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1st US Edition/1st Printing. DJ lightly rubbed; mylar protected. SIGNED by author on a cut-signature slip affixed to half-title page (signature only). Light rubbing to silver DJ. $28.00 price present on DJ flap: sunning to DJ spine; mylar prootected. Relatively scarce 1st printing hardcover classic about the 1998 Presidential race. Huge 1047 page volume. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 026414

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Title: What It Takes: The Way to the White House

Publisher: Random House Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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An American Iliad in the guise of contemporary political reportage, What It Takes penetrates the mystery at the heart of all presidential campaigns: How do presumably ordinary people acquire that mixture of ambition, stamina, and pure shamelessness that makes a true candidate? As he recounts the frenzied course of the 1988 presidential race -- and scours the psyches of contenders from George Bush and Robert Dole to Michael Dukakis and Gary Hart -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer comes up with the answers, in a book that is vast, exhaustively researched, exhilarating, and sometimes appalling in its revelations.
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"Quite possibly the finest book of presidential politics ever written, combining meticulous reporting and compelling, at times soaringly lyrical, prose." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

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