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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: Walter Jacobson’s highly readable book Walter’s Perspective: A Memoir of Fifty Years in Chicago TV News provides a unique glimpse into the rough-and-tumble Chicago news business as seen through the eyes of one of its legendary players...read more

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9780809331123 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, October 4, 2012, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Walter Jacobson’s highly readable book Walter’s Perspective: A Memoir of Fifty Years in Chicago TV News provides a unique glimpse into the rough-and-tumble Chicago news business as seen through the eyes of one of its legendary players.

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Product Description: Raised by a single mother in a racist Chicago suburb, Les Brownlee overcame hardships to become a journalism pioneer and educator. Though he lived in an era when most people of color were held back in both career and education, Brownlee played football for the University of Wisconsin, fought as an artillery officer in World War II, and launched a career in journalism that spanned 60 years...read more

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9781933338101 | Marion Street Pr, January 1, 2007, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Raised by a single mother in a racist Chicago suburb, Les Brownlee overcame hardships to become a journalism pioneer and educator.

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Product Description: This book is about Morry Rotman¿s career in journalism and public relations. He became a partner in a small public relations firm, which he acquired after the death of its owner. Under his leadership, the firm grew into one of the largest in the United States.

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9781401077655 | Xlibris Corp, March 1, 2003, cover price $32.99 | About this edition: This book is about Morry Rotman¿s career in journalism and public relations.

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Product Description: This book is about Morry Rotman¿s career in journalism and public relations. He became a partner in a small public relations firm, which he acquired after the death of its owner. Under his leadership, the firm grew into one of the largest in the United States.

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9781401077648 | Xlibris Corp, March 1, 2003, cover price $22.99 | About this edition: This book is about Morry Rotman¿s career in journalism and public relations.

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Product Description: Book by Drummond, John

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9781886094772 | Chicago Spectrum Pr, August 1, 1998, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Book by Drummond, John

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