What Happens When A Man Sacrifices Privacy For Power What Drives A Politician To Risk The Ruin Of His Family, His Marriage, His Children, For The Sake Of Ambition Why Can T A Candidate Ever Explain Himself To The Electorate, Communicate What He Dreams About Or What He Wants Why Can T Someone Attempting To Become The Planet S Most Powerful Official Ever Fulfill His Own Needs Or Desires In 1986, Richard Ben Cramer, A Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Embarked On A Reportorial Enterprise Without Parallel He Would Explore The Lives Of The Candidates Who Would Run For President In 1988 And Try To Discover What Convinced Them They Could Lead The United States Of America InWhat It Takes, Cramer Answers The Above Questions About Six Of The 1988 Contenders Including George Herbert Walker Bush He Sets A New Standard For Research And Daring, And Does For Politicians What Tom Wolfe Did For Astronauts In The Right Stuff.Not A Book About Politics Or The Intricacies Of Campaigns, What It Takesuses Novelistic Detail To Provide The Most Startlingly Intimate Glimpse Of The American Heart On The Way To The White House.A Bona Fide American Epic What It Takes Is The Most Extraordinary Book Ever Written About Our Political Culture.
Richard Ben Cramer was an American journalist and writer He won a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1979 for his coverage of the Middle East His work as a political reporter culminated in What It Takes The Way to the White House, an account of the 1988 presidential election that is considered one of the seminal journalistic studies of presidential electoral politics.
- 1047 pages
- What It Takes: The Way to the White House
- Richard Ben Cramer
- 27 November 2017 Richard Ben Cramer