The Birth of a New Political Era
By Hendrik Hertzberg
(Penguin Press HC, The, Hardcover, 9781594202360, 352pp.)
Publication Date: October 29, 2009
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The most critical election in living memory, viewed in real time through the eyes of one of our most trusted political commentators.
Celebrated political analyst for The New Yorker Hendrik Hertzberg watches the long presidential campaign of 2007 and 2008 as it unfolds to reveal the transformation of the Democratic Party, the meteoric rise of Barack Obama, and other seismic shifts in our national political consciousness. Hertbzerg wrote about the events that culminated in the victory of Barack Obama in two venues, one Olympian and one immediate: his "Comments" for "The Talk of the Town" and the informal blog he began keeping on the magazine's Web site fifteen months before the election. OB
Hendrik Hertzberg, author of Obamanos!, assesses the year since President Obama's election. And former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee and NPR political editor Ken Rudin talk about gains Republicans made in the 2009 elections. More at NPR.org
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