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“A great book - the real inside story. If you want to understand the Obama White House and how Washington works, you have to read it.”
“Best account yet of how Obama strategizes.”
-Jefferson Morley, Salon.com
“A dramatic behind-the-scenes account of the decision making that occured within the Obama White House following the disastrous-for-Democrats 2010 midterm election... shows how Obama got his groove back in time for the 2012 campaign.”
“Through the lens of policy battles, you get a remarkably vivid pen portrait of Obama himself and how he thinks.”
-Kevin Drum, Mother Jones
“Fine book about how the Obama administration maneuvered to it’s advantage in the face of the catastrophic loses of the 2010 midterm elections.”
-Charles P. Pierce, Esquire
“Why did Obama and Democrats pivot so hard towards deficit reductions, and away from job creation after the 2010 elections? We now have a book that sheds some fresh light on what drove this pivot. ... Corn reports on a number of behind the scene discussions...illuminating.”
-Greg Sargent, the Washington Post
“ Showdown focuses on key moments of Obama’s presidency.”
-Mackenzie Weinger, Politico.com
“Insta-history of Obama... good.”
-David Weigel, Slate.com
“Showdown chronicles the administration over the past two years.”
“Veteran Washington journalist Corn highlights the Obama presidency’s most important and dramatic events ... the book brings a different perspective just as Obama fights for re-election.”