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Alter, Jonathan, author
The center holds : Obama and his enemies / Jonathan Alter
Alternate Title Obama and his enemies
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E907 .A448 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject Obama, Barack
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Obama, Barack -- Friends and associates
Subject(s) Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2012
Physical Description xiii, 428 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-391) and index
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

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