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1.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 5 1.67 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joy-Ann Reid Narrator: Joy-Ann Reid Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9780062331953
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Journalist Joy-Ann Reid charts the complicated relationship between Barack Obama and the Clintons, showing how Democrats have been caught in a whirl of shifting allegiances to each—and how this ever-changing strategic balance is shaping the party’s future

The epic battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for the Democratic party’s nomination in 2008 profoundly split the party faithful. The fight was brutal and ugly, sparking a media feeding frenzy.

When it was over, Hillary supporters backed Obama, who as president appointed Hillary to the highest position in his cabinet: secretary of state, a role she embraced to wide acclaim. Four years later, former President Bill Clinton appeared on the campaign trail and at the Democratic convention, giving Obama the most powerful and effective endorsement of the re-election. Now, more than two years before the next national election, with speculation about a second Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy running rampant, the questions have already begun: Will Obama people endorse a Clinton campaign? What role will the sitting president play—and will his support even be welcome?

Veteran reporter Joy-Ann Reid investigates these questions and more, offering breaking news, fresh insight, and experienced insider analysis, mixed with fascinating behind-the-scenes drama, illuminating one of the most intriguing political relationships in modern history and its importance for the future of America itself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Joy-Ann Reid exposes race as the San Andreas Fault of American politics. She exposes the white-black friction that’s propelled so much of our country’s debate, from Lincoln-Douglas to Obama-Clinton. Reid’s candid and tough chronicle nails it.”

    Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews

  • “MSNBC correspondent Reid, a press aide to Barack Obama’s Florida campaign in 2008, charts the split in the Democratic Party owing to the rivalry between Obama and Hillary Clinton and considers how it might affect the 2016 presidential elections.”

    Library Journal

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About the Author

Joy-Ann Reid is an MSNBC national correspondent appearing regularly on prime-time programs including Hardball with Chris Matthews and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. She is the former managing editor of TheGrio.com and has written columns for the New York Times, the Miami Herald, the Sun-Sentinel, Salon.com, and the South Florida Times. She lives in New York City.