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The deeply reported story of two supremely ambitious figures, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—archrivals who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historic destiny but hold very different beliefs about how to project American power In Alter Egos, veteran New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler takes us inside the fraught and fascinating relationship between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—a relationship that has framed the nation’s great debates over war and peace for the past eight years.In the annals of American statecraft, theirs was a most unlikely alliance. Clinton, daughter of an anticommunist father, was raised in the Republican suburbs of Chicago in the aftermath of World War II, nourishing an unshakable belief in the United States as a force for good in distant lands. Obama, an itinerant child of the 1970s, was raised by a single mother in Indonesia and Hawaii, suspended between worlds and a witness to the less savory side of Uncle Sam’s influence abroad. Clinton and Obama would later come to embody competing visions of America’s role in the world: his, restrained, inward-looking, painfully aware of limits; hers, hard-edged, pragmatic, unabashedly old-fashioned.   Spanning the arc of Obama’s two terms, Alter Egos goes beyond the speeches and press conferences to the Oval Office huddles and South Lawn strolls, where Obama and Clinton pressed their views. It follows their evolution from bitter rivals to wary partners, and then to something resembling rivals again, as Clinton defined herself anew and distanced herself from her old boss. In the process, it counters the narrative that, during her years as secretary of state, there was no daylight between them, that the wounds of the 2008 campaign had been entirely healed.   The president and his chief diplomat parted company over some of the biggest issues of the day: how quickly to wind down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; whether to arm the rebels in Syria; how to respond to the upheaval in Egypt; and whether to trust the Russians. In Landler’s gripping account, we venture inside the Situation Room during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, watch Obama and Clinton work in tandem to salvage a conference on climate change in Copenhagen, and uncover the secret history of their nuclear diplomacy with Iran—a story with a host of fresh disclosures. With the grand sweep of history and the pointillist detail of an account based on insider access—the book draws on exclusive interviews with more than one hundred senior administration officials, foreign diplomats, and friends of Obama and Clinton—Mark Landler offers the definitive account of a complex, profoundly important relationship. As Barack Obama prepares to relinquish the presidency, and Hillary Clinton makes perhaps her last bid for it, how both regard American power is a central question of our time. Advance praise for Alter Egos “A superb journalist has brought us a vivid, page-turning, and revelatory account of the relationship between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, as well as of their statecraft. Alter Egos will make a signal contribution to the national debate over who should be the next American president.”—Michael Beschloss, bestselling author of Presidential Courage “Mark Landler, one of the best reporters working in Washington today, delivers an inside account of Hillary Clinton’s relationship with Barack Obama that brims with insight and high-level intrigue. It’s both fun to read and eye-opening.”—Jane Mayer, bestselling author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

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9780812998856 | Random House Inc, April 26, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The deeply reported story of two supremely ambitious figures, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—archrivals who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historic destiny but hold very different beliefs about how to project American power In Alter Egos, veteran New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler takes us inside the fraught and fascinating relationship between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—a relationship that has framed the nation’s great debates over war and peace for the past eight years.

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9780812988178 | Random House Inc, February 7, 2017, cover price $18.00

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Product Description: In Captured, U.S. Senator and former federal prosecutor Sheldon Whitehouse offers an eye-opening take on what corporate influence looks like today from the Senate Floor, adding a first-hand perspective to Jane Mayer’s Dark Money...read more
By Melanie Wachtell Stinnett (contributor)

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9781620972076 | New Pr, January 3, 2017, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: In Captured, U.

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Product Description: An inside look into why Millennials are rejecting careers in politics, and what this means for the future of America's political system   Millennials are often publically criticized for being apathetic about the American political process and their lack of interest in political careers...read more

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9781479825998 | New York Univ Pr, January 31, 2017, cover price $89.00 | About this edition: An inside look into why Millennials are rejecting careers in politics, and what this means for the future of America's political system   Millennials are often publically criticized for being apathetic about the American political process and their lack of interest in political careers.

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9781479877485 | Reprint edition (New York Univ Pr, January 31, 2017), cover price $27.00 | About this edition: An inside look into why Millennials are rejecting careers in politics, and what this means for the future of America's political system   Millennials are often publically criticized for being apathetic about the American political process and their lack of interest in political careers.

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Product Description: A timely and nonpartisan book on voter manipulation and electoral corruption—and the importance of stimulating voter turnout and participationThough voting rights are fundamental to American democracy, felon disfranchisement, voter identification laws, and hard-to-access polling locations with limited hours are a few of the ways voter turnout is suppressed...read more

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9780807076408 | Beacon Pr, February 2, 2016, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: A timely and nonpartisan book on voter manipulation and electoral corruption—and the importance of stimulating voter turnout and participationThough voting rights are fundamental to American democracy, felon disfranchisement, voter identification laws, and hard-to-access polling locations with limited hours are a few of the ways voter turnout is suppressed.

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9780807061985 | Reprint edition (Beacon Pr, January 24, 2017), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: A timely and nonpartisan book on voter manipulation and electoral corruption—and the importance of stimulating voter turnout and participationThough voting rights are fundamental to American democracy, felon disfranchisement, voter identification laws, and hard-to-access polling locations with limited hours are a few of the ways voter turnout is suppressed.

Product Description: In the wake of decentralization reforms, several democratizing states across the world have introduced legislation that provide for subnational elections. This does not mean, however, that subnational elections in these countries are all of a certain quality or are organized according to legislation on a regular basis...read more

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9781138203037 | Routledge, January 15, 2017, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: In the wake of decentralization reforms, several democratizing states across the world have introduced legislation that provide for subnational elections.

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Product Description: Unprecedented's second printing features a new cover for the inauguration, with an exclusive portrait of the president-elect.Packed with exclusive photojournalism and new revelations straight from the front lines, Unprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything chronicles the most hard- fought and newsworthy election of our time...read more
By Jodi Enda (editor)

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9781595910967 | Melcher Media, January 10, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Unprecedented's second printing features a new cover for the inauguration, with an exclusive portrait of the president-elect.

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Product Description: Every four years Americans embark on the ultimate carnival, the Super Bowl of democracy: a presidential election campaign filled with endless speeches, debates, handshakes, and passion.   But what about the candidates themselves?    In Fit for the Presidency? Seymour Morris Jr...read more

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9781612348506 | Potomac Books Inc, January 1, 2017, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Every four years Americans embark on the ultimate carnival, the Super Bowl of democracy: a presidential election campaign filled with endless speeches, debates, handshakes, and passion.

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Product Description: This is the first study in half a century to focus on the election of 1796. At first glance, the first presidential contest looks unfamiliar—parties were frowned upon, there was no national vote, and the candidates did not even participate (the political mores of the day forbade it)...read more

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9780700619078 | Univ Pr of Kansas, May 9, 2013, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This is the first study in half a century to focus on the election of 1796.

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9780700623518 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Kansas, December 5, 2016), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: This is the first study in half a century to focus on the election of 1796.

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Product Description: While primary elections are most often associated with presidential candidates in the United States, similar methods for selecting party leaders and candidates are becoming increasingly common in parliamentary democracies around the world...read more

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9780773547971 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: While primary elections are most often associated with presidential candidates in the United States, similar methods for selecting party leaders and candidates are becoming increasingly common in parliamentary democracies around the world.

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9780773547988 | Reprint edition (McGill Queens Univ Pr, December 1, 2016), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: While primary elections are most often associated with presidential candidates in the United States, similar methods for selecting party leaders and candidates are becoming increasingly common in parliamentary democracies around the world.

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Product Description: #1 Edmonton Journal Bestseller! • 2017 Alberta Literary Awards, the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction ― Shortlisted Rachel Notley’s dramatic triumph over Alberta’s Conservative regime was an early rumble before the Trudeau landslide...read more

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9781459736030 | Dundurn Pr Ltd, November 29, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: #1 Edmonton Journal Bestseller!

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Product Description: Though they work largely out of the public eye, political consultants-"image merchants" and "kingmakers" to candidates-play a crucial role in shaping campaigns. They persuaded Barry Goldwater to run for president, groomed former actor Ronald Reagan for the California governorship, helped derail Bill Clinton's health care initiative, and carried out the swiftboating of John Kerry...read more

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9780190272692 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Though they work largely out of the public eye, political consultants-"image merchants" and "kingmakers" to candidates-play a crucial role in shaping campaigns.

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Product Description: Leading authorities present the latest cutting edge research on state judicial elections. Starting with recent transformations in the electoral landscape, including those brought about by U.S. Supreme Court rulings, this volume provides penetrating analyses of partisan, nonpartisan, and retention elections to state supreme courts, intermediate appellate courts, and trial courts...read more
By Melinda Gann Hall (editor)

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9781138185883 | Routledge, November 15, 2016, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Leading authorities present the latest cutting edge research on state judicial elections.

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9781138185890 | Reprint edition (Routledge, November 15, 2016), cover price $45.95 | About this edition: Leading authorities present the latest cutting edge research on state judicial elections.

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Product Description: The populist radical right is one of the most studied political phenomena in the social sciences, counting hundreds of books and thousands of articles. This is the first reader to bring together the most seminal articles and book chapters on the contemporary populist radical right in western democracies...read more
By Cas Mudde (editor)

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9781138673861 | Routledge, October 8, 2016, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: The populist radical right is one of the most studied political phenomena in the social sciences, counting hundreds of books and thousands of articles.

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9781138673878 | Routledge, October 8, 2016, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: The populist radical right is one of the most studied political phenomena in the social sciences, counting hundreds of books and thousands of articles.

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Product Description: A National Bestseller! Canada’s Only Full-Time Political Campaign Manager ― 50 Campaigns in 45 Years with 30 Victories John Laschinger opens the doors to the backrooms and war rooms of the political campaigns he has run, providing lessons for aspiring campaign managers, and exposing what really happens behind the scenes...read more
By Geoffrey Stevens (contributor)

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9781459736535 | A J. Patrick Boyer Book, October 4, 2016, cover price $22.99 | About this edition: A National Bestseller!

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Product Description: Presidential campaigns of the twenty-first century were not the first to mobilize an array of new media forms in efforts to gain electoral victory. In Politicking and Emergent Media, distinguished historian Charles Musser looks at four US presidential campaigns during the long 1890s (1888–1900) as Republicans and Democrats deployed a variety of media forms to promote their candidates and platforms...read more

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9780520292727 | Univ of California Pr, October 4, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Presidential campaigns of the twenty-first century were not the first to mobilize an array of new media forms in efforts to gain electoral victory.

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9780520292734 | Reprint edition (Univ of California Pr, October 4, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Presidential campaigns of the twenty-first century were not the first to mobilize an array of new media forms in efforts to gain electoral victory.

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Product Description: Behind the Facade examines the question of why authoritarian regimes in Southeast Asia bother holding elections. Using comprehensive case studies of Cambodia, Myanmar, and Singapore, Lee Morgenbesser argues that elections allow authoritarian regimes to collect information, pursue legitimacy, manage political elites, and sustain neopatrimonial domination...read more

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9781438462875 | State Univ of New York Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Behind the Facade examines the question of why authoritarian regimes in Southeast Asia bother holding elections.

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Product Description: The first full account of the historic change in Turkey between 2007 and 2011, and the only scholarly description of the new order in the immediate aftermath of the change from 2011.

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9781474416962 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: The first full account of the historic change in Turkey between 2007 and 2011, and the only scholarly description of the new order in the immediate aftermath of the change from 2011.

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9781474416979 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Turkey has undergone a series of upheavals in its political regime from the mid-19th century.

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Product Description: Excluded from the ranks of elite executive decision-makers for generations, women are now exercising power as chiefs of government and chiefs of state. As of April 2016, 112 women in 73 countries have served as presidents or prime ministers...read more
By Mary Anne Borelli (editor)

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9781439913635 | Temple Univ Pr, September 29, 2016, cover price $94.50 | About this edition: Excluded from the ranks of elite executive decision-makers for generations, women are now exercising power as chiefs of government and chiefs of state.

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9781439913642 | Temple Univ Pr, September 29, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Excluded from the ranks of elite executive decision-makers for generations, women are now exercising power as chiefs of government and chiefs of state.

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Product Description: Barack Obama's speech on the Edmund Pettus Bridge to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches should have represented the culmination of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of racial unity. Yet, in Fracture, MSNBC national correspondent Joy-Ann Reid shows that, despite the progress we have made, we are still a nation divided—as seen recently in headline-making tragedies such as the killing of Trayvon Martin and the uprisings in Ferguson and Baltimore...read more

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9780062305251 | William Morrow & Co, September 8, 2015, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: Barack Obama's speech on the Edmund Pettus Bridge to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches should have represented the culmination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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9780062305268 | Reprint edition (William Morrow & Co, September 27, 2016), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Barack Obama's speech on the Edmund Pettus Bridge to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches should have represented the culmination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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9781483004587 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 8, 2015), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Journalist Joy-Ann Reid charts the complicated relationship between Barack Obama and the Clintons, showing how Democrats have been caught in a whirl of shifting allegiances to each - and how this ever-changing strategic balance is shaping the party's future.

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Product Description: 1968. The Vietnam War was raging. President Lyndon Johnson, facing a challenge in his own Democratic Party from the maverick antiwar candidate Eugene McCarthy, announced that he would not seek a second term. In April, Martin Luther King Jr...read more

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9781522637059 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, September 27, 2016), cover price $59.97 | About this edition: 1968.

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Product Description: 1968. The Vietnam War was raging. President Lyndon Johnson, facing a challenge in his own Democratic Party from the maverick antiwar candidate Eugene McCarthy, announced that he would not seek a second term. In April, Martin Luther King Jr...read more

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9781522637035 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, September 27, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: 1968.
9781522637042 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, September 27, 2016), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: 1968.

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Product Description: As Democrats and Republicans continue to vie for political advantage, Congress remains paralyzed by partisan conflict. That the last two decades have seen some of the least productive Congresses in recent history is usually explained by the growing ideological gulf between the parties, but this explanation misses another fundamental factor influencing the dynamic...read more

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9780226408996 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 16, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: As Democrats and Republicans continue to vie for political advantage, Congress remains paralyzed by partisan conflict.

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9780226409047 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 16, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: As Democrats and Republicans continue to vie for political advantage, Congress remains paralyzed by partisan conflict.

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Product Description: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNew York Times bestselling author and founder of Media Matters, David Brock takes readers on his daring and eye-opening odyssey through the maze of political trenches. David Brock is the ultimate happy warrior...read more

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9781455533763 | Twelve, September 15, 2015, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNew York Times bestselling author and founder of Media Matters, David Brock takes readers on his daring and eye-opening odyssey through the maze of political trenches.
9781455536184 | Large print edition (Twelve, September 15, 2015), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: David Brock is the ultimate happy warrior.

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9781455533756 | Twelve, July 12, 2016, cover price $17.99 | also contains Killing the Messenger: The Right-wing Plot to Derail Hillary and Hijack Your Government | About this edition: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNew York Times bestselling author and founder of Media Matters, David Brock takes readers on his daring and eye-opening odyssey through the maze of political trenches.

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9781478934769 | Unabridged edition (Twelve, September 15, 2015), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNew York Times bestselling author and founder of Media Matters, David Brock takes readers on his daring and eye-opening odyssey through the maze of political trenches.

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Product Description: This book discusses the Party for Freedom (PVV), a political party in the Netherlands, founded and led by Geert Wilders. Attaining between 10 and 18% of the votes, the PVV has become one of the largest parties in the Netherlands and is the only political party worldwide without members...read more

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9781138123366 | Routledge, August 24, 2016, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: This book discusses the Party for Freedom (PVV), a political party in the Netherlands, founded and led by Geert Wilders.

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