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New York Times Book Review“A stout defense--indeed, the best I have read--of the Obama years."A New York Times BestsellerDavid Axelrod has always been a believer. Whether as a young journalist investigating city corruption, a campaign consultant guiding underdog candidates against entrenched orthodoxy, or as senior adviser to the president during one of the worst crises in American history, Axelrod held fast to his faith in the power of stories to unite diverse communities and ignite transformative political change. Now this legendary strategist, the mastermind behind Barack Obama’s historic election campaigns, shares a wealth of stories from his forty-year journey through the inner workings of American democracy. Believer is the tale of a political life well lived, of a man who never gave up on the deepest promises our country has to offer.Believer reveals the roots of Axelrod’s devotion to politics and his faith in democratic change. As a child of the ’60s in New York City, Axelrod worked his first campaigns during a tumultuous decade that began with soaring optimism and ended in violence and chaos. As a young newspaperman in Chicago during the 1970s and ’80s, Axelrod witnessed another world transformed when he reported on the dissolution of the last of the big city political machines—Richard Daley, Dan Rostenkowski, and Harold Washington—along with the emergence of a dynamic black independent movement that ultimately made Obama’s ascent possible.After cutting his teeth in the rollicking world of Chicago journalism, Axelrod switched careers to become a political strategist. His unorthodox tactics during his first campaign helped him get Paul Simon unexpectedly elected to the Senate, and soon Axelrod’s counsel was sought by the greatest lights of the Democratic Party. Working for path breakers like Hillary Clinton, Deval Patrick, and Rahm Emanuel—and morally conflicted characters like Rod Blagojevich and John Edwards—Axelrod, for better and worse, redefined the techniques by which modern political campaigns are run.The heart of Believer is Axelrod’s twenty-year friendship with Barack Obama, a warm partnership that inspired both men even as it propelled each to great heights. Taking a chance on an unlikely candidate for the U.S. Senate, Axelrod ultimately collaborated closely with Obama on his political campaigns, and served as the invaluable strategist who contributed to the tremendous victories of 2008 and 2012. Switching careers again, Axelrod served as senior adviser to the president during one of the most challenging periods in national history: working at Obama’s side as he battled an economic disaster; navigated America through two wars; and fought to reform health care, the financial sector, and our gridlocked political institutions. In Believer, Axelrod offers a deeper and richer profile of this extraordinary figure—who in just four years vaulted from the Illinois State Senate to the Oval Office—from the perspective of one who was at his side every step of the way.Spanning forty years that include corruption and transformation, turmoil and progress, Believer takes readers behind the closed doors of politics even as it offers a thrilling call to democratic action. Axelrod’s Believer is a powerful and inspiring memoir enlivened by the charm and candor of one of the greatest political strategists in recent American history.DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN, author of The Bully Pulpit and Team of Rivals“Beautifully written with warmth, humor, and remarkable self-awareness, Believer is one of the finest political memoirs I have ever read.”

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9781594205873 | Penguin Pr, February 10, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: New York Times Book Review“A stout defense--indeed, the best I have read--of the Obama years.

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9780143128359 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, February 2, 2016), cover price $18.00
9780373351978, titled "Al Modo Tradicional the Baby Notion" | Harlequin Books, July 1, 1997, cover price $3.50 | also contains Al Modo Tradicional the Baby Notion | About this edition: Priscilla Barrington haría cualquier cosa para tener un niño, por eso, cuando un soltero tan atractivo como Jake Spencer trató de prestarle su colaboración desinteresada, ella decidió poner en marcha un plan que incluía sábanas de seda, mucha seducción, y hacer que aquel hombre se quedara en su cama para siempre.

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9781611763638 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, February 10, 2015), cover price $55.00

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Product Description: When the orphanage he called home burns to the ground, 14-year-old Leo and his three friends turn to larceny, using as their textbook Harry Houdini's The Right Way to Do Wrong: An Exposé of Successful Criminals for survival. Leo proves to be a most gifted pickpocket, but when he is cruelly betrayed by his gang, he abandons the life of crime to become the apprentice of a has-been magician named Barzini...read more

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9780823428588 | Holiday House, March 1, 2015, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: When the orphanage he called home burns to the ground, 14-year-old Leo and his three friends turn to larceny, using as their textbook Harry Houdini's The Right Way to Do Wrong: An Exposé of Successful Criminals for survival.

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Product Description: David Axelrod’s new collection of poems, Folly, is perhaps his most personal, vivid and honest work to date. Taking Desderius Erasmus as his noble guide, Axelrod follows the road of folly, error and ignorance that constitute our common life...read more

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9780991146536 | Lost Horse Pr, May 14, 2014, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: David Axelrod’s new collection of poems, Folly, is perhaps his most personal, vivid and honest work to date.

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Product Description: Best Guide: Loreto is the definitive land and sea guide to Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Written for first-time visitors and residents alike, it contains information designed to enhance your experience of living, working, and playing in Loreto...read more

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9780970045584 | 1 edition (Best Guides, September 30, 2007), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Best Guide: Loreto is the definitive land and sea guide to Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

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Product Description: Fate, will, travel, stillness, and the deep bruise of individual history as it becomes political history all shape this new book from David Axelrod. In a language extraordinarily lean and fresh, Axelrod shows what it would be like to be truly alive to the nuance of events, structures, and the declarations of those who are in or out of power...read more

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9781597660082 | Eastern Washington Univ Pr, November 30, 2005, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Fate, will, travel, stillness, and the deep bruise of individual history as it becomes political history all shape this new book from David Axelrod.

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Product Description: Having grown up amid the ravaged coalfields of Ohio, David Axelrod felt oddly at home when, twenty years ago, he moved west and saw his first clear-cut forest. In Troubled Intimacies, Axelrod explores his life in the rural interior West and the way in which surroundings, visible and invisible, shape our emotional and intellectual lives...read more

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9780870710384 | Oregon State Univ Pr, September 1, 2004, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Having grown up amid the ravaged coalfields of Ohio, David Axelrod felt oddly at home when, twenty years ago, he moved west and saw his first clear-cut forest.

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