The Center Holds

Obama and His Enemies

By Jonathan Alter
(Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781451646078, 448pp.)

Publication Date: June 4, 2013

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From the bestselling author of The Promise, the thrilling story of one of the most momentous contests in American history, the Battle Royale between Obama and his enemies from the 2010 midterms through the 2013 inauguration.

The election of 2012 will be remembered as a hinge of history. With huge victories in the 2010 midterm elections the Republican Party had blocked President Obama at every turn and made plans to wrench the country sharply to the right. 2012 offered the GOP a clear shot at controlling all three branches of government and repealing much of the social contract dating back to the New Deal. Facing free-spending billionaires, Fox News, and a concerted effort in




About the Author
Jonathan Alter is an analyst and contributing correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. He is a former senior editor and columnist for "Newsweek", where he worked for twenty-eight years, writing more than fifty cover stories. He has also written for "The New York Times", "The Washington Post", "The Atlantic", "Vanity Fair", "The New Republic", and other publications. He is the author of "The Promise: President Obama, Year One" and "The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope", both "New York Times" bestsellers, and Between the Lines", a collection of his Newsweek "columns.
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