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The Price of Politics

Woodward, Bob

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Price of Politics
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"This book examines the struggle between President Obama and the United States Congress to manage federal spending and tax policy for the three and one half years between 2009 and the summer of 2012. More than half the book focuses on the intense 44-day crisis in June and July 2011 when the United States came to the brink of a potentially catastrophic default on its debt."--Note to readers.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2012
ISBN: 1451651112
9781451651119
1451651120
9781451651126
1451651104
9781451651102
1471113191
9781471113192
Characteristics: xvii, 428 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,25 cm

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Nov 04, 2014
  • rpavlacic rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Bob Woodward is far removed from the intrepid investigative reporter who helped bring down Richard Nixon in the 1970s. As usual with his more recent offerings, he offers insight into the tensions that go on behind the scenes of official Washington, but it is nothing of a smoking gun kind of story that he was once famous for. Still, this provides some information into how Barack Obama and John Boehner tried to enter into an uneasy alliance to stop the Tea Party which hoped to force the US into debt default in 2011. Not "All the President's Men" by any means.

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