Love & War
Love & War
Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters & One Louisiana Home
Blue Rider Press, Hardcover, 9780399167249, 336pp.
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
"Love & War "traces, in their two distinct voices, James and Mary's story from the end of the 1992 presidential campaign where he managed Bill Clinton's electoral triumph while she suffered defeat as George H. W. Bush's key strategist till now. Mary focuses on issues of family, faith, and foreign enemies and offers insights from her kitchen table as well as the White House Cabinet Room, while James's concentration is politics and love the triumphant and troubled Clinton era, George W. Bush's complicated presidency, the election of Barack Obama, the rise of the corrosive partisanship that dominates political life in Washington today, and the overriding abiding romance he holds for his native Louisiana and his wife and children. Together, the Carville-Matalins reflect on raising two daughters in the pressure cooker of the nation's capital, and their momentous 2008 decision to leave D.C. and move their family to New Orleans. Post-Katrina, James and Mary's efforts to rebuild and promote that city have become a central part of their lives and a poignant metaphor for moving the nation forward.
A fascinating look at the last two decades in American politics and an intimate, quick-witted primer on grown-up relationships and values, "Love & War "provides unprecedented insight into one of our nation's most intriguing and powerful couples. With their natural charm and sharp intelligence, Carville and Matalin have written undoubtedly the most spirited memoir of the year.
MARY MATALIN served in the Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush administrations and as Counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney. Mary is a bestselling author, television and radio host, and currently the cohost of the national radio show "Both Sides Now "with Arianna Huffington. Mary and husband, James Carville were 2013 NFL Super Bowl Host Committee Co-Chairmen and Loyola University of New Orleans Centennial Co-Chairmen, where Matalin was recently appointed Visiting Distinguished Lecturer."
*The New York Times bestseller*
“Compelling … A solid memoir of political lives from both sides of the spectrum”—Kirkus
“Compelling … the voices are the glue for and the animating features of an ultimately tender book that shines a light on their successful union, not to mention the Crescent City, and shows how big and small a role politics plays in our lives.”—USA Today