The Choice

How Bill Clinton Won

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About The Book

The Choice is Bob Woodward's classic story of the quest for power, focusing on the 1996 presidential campaign as a case study of money, public opinion polling, attack advertising, handlers, consultants, and decision making in the midst of electoral uncertainty. President Bill Clinton is examined in full in the contest with Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, the Republican presidential nominee. The intimacy and detail of Woodward's account of the candidates and their wives show the epic human struggle in this race for the White House.

About The Author

Lisa Berg

Bob Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post, where he has worked for forty-seven years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for the Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein, and second in 2003 as the lead reporter for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored or coauthored eighteen books, all of which have been national nonfiction bestsellers. Twelve of those have been #1 national bestsellers. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (November 2005)
  • Length: 480 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743285148

Raves and Reviews

"Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time."
-- Bob Schieffer, CBS News Face the Nation

"Woodward once again superbly chronicles the public and private actions of men in power and in pursuit of power."
-- Newsweek

"A first-rate piece of reporting....Woodward's top-notch journalism as instant history is an impressively well-done product."
-- The Washington Post

"Woodward is dead-on in his depiction of the chaos, the drama, and the intrigue of an all-out presidential campaign."
-- BusinessWeek

"No one can top Woodward's 'fly-on-the-wall' reporting on inside Washington."
-- The Washington Times

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