The Center Holds : Obama and His Enemies, Paperback / softback Book

The Center Holds : Obama and His Enemies Paperback / softback


In The Center Holds, Jonathan Alter provides the first full account of America at the crossroads.

With exclusive reporting and rare historical insight, he pierces the bubble of the White House and the presidential campaigns in a landmark election that marked the return of big money and the rise of big data.

He tells the epic story of an embattled president fighting back with the first campaign of the Digital Age.

Alter relates the untold story behind Obama's highs and lows, from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound to the frustration of the debt ceiling fiasco to his unexpected run-ins with black and Latino activists.

Alter takes us inside Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's Boston campaign as well as Obama's disastrous preparation for the first debate.

We meet Obama's analytics geeks working out of "The Cave" and the man who secretly videotaped Romney's infamous comments on the "47 percent." The Center Holdsdeepens our understanding of the Obama presidency and the future of the country.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 448 pages, 16 pp b&w insert
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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  • Category: Politics & government
  • ISBN: 9781451646085

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