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Author LinkAlter, Jonathan.
Title LinkThe center holds : Obama and his enemies / Jonathan Alter.
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Distribution New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Description xiii, 428 pages, 16 pages of plates :  illustrations ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-391) and index.
Contents Contents: The shellacking -- Tea Party tempest -- Obama Derangement Syndrome -- Strangled in the bathtub -- Fox Nation -- The Voter-Suppression Project -- The new Chicago machine -- The cave -- Not so great communicator? -- Missing the schmooze gene -- The Keeper of the Essence -- "We got him!" -- Obama’s low point -- The clown car -- Playground of the superrich -- The Book of Mitt -- Boston Mad Men -- A message built to last? -- Obamacare’s close shave -- The machine hums -- Demography as destiny -- In the scrum -- Makers versus takers -- The first debate -- The homestretch -- Shell-shocked.
Summary A narrative thriller about the battle royale surrounding Barack Obama’s quest for a second term amid widespread joblessness and one of the most poisonous political climates in American history.
Per.Sub. LinkObama, Barack.
LinkObama, Barack -- Friends and associates.
Subject LinkUnited States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
LinkPresidents -- United States -- Biography.
LinkPresidents -- United States -- Election -- 2012.

System Number 000671695
ISBN Link9781451646078 (hardback)
Link1451646070 (hardback)
Link9781451646085 (trade paperback)
Link1451646089 (trade paperback)
Link9781451646108 (ebook)

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