Dispatches from the War Room

Dispatches from the War Room

In the Trenches with Five Extraordinary Leaders

By Stanley B. Greenberg

Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9780312351526, 512pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 2009

"The fascinating "war room" memoir of a political pollster and how he helped forge the agendas of five high-profile heads of state

"As a hired gun strategist, Greenberg--a seasoned pollster and political consultant--has seen it all. In his memoir, he recounts his work with President Bill Clinton, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Bolivian president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, and South African president Nelson Mandela. Through his experiences aiding the leaders in pushing their visions for better and clearer domestic and international policies, Greenberg offers an insightful examination of leadership, democracy, and the bridge between candidate and constituency. This captivating tale of political battlegrounds provides an inside look at some of the greatest international leaders of our time from the man who stood directly beside them.

About the Author

STANLEY B. GREENBERG is chairman and CEO of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. In addition to those covered in his memoir, Greenberg has served as a polling advisor to national campaigns for German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, Al Gore, Chris Dodd, and Joe Lieberman. Greenberg is the author of The Two Americas, Middle Class Dreams, and The New Majority.