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Chris Christie: The Inside Story of His Rise to Power

3.34  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has become a national Republican Party figure, famous for his blunt public statements, his willingness to confront powerful special interests, and his determination to change the ingrown, corrupt, backroom political culture of New Jersey. In just two years as governor, Christie has moved aggressively to reduce the state’s ballooning defic ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by St. Martin's Press (first published May 22nd 2012)
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Fredrick Danysh
Dec 19, 2015 Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it
The book is basically an infomercial for Christie's presidential campaign. Christie has has strong political ambitions since childhood. It is a good review of both his good points and what would be considered by professional politicians as his minor sins. A read for anyone who wants more input on the background of Christie but like any biography of a political politician, read with a grain of salt.
Nov 09, 2014 Steve rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
“Straightforward.” That’s how his own father describes his son, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. “What you see is what you get.” That’s how Christie describes himself. Authors Bob Ingle and Michael Symons characterize the blunt talking Christie as “a guy whose national profile was built in part on scorching reporters and teachers, then posting the videos online, whose idea of compromise involves extracting concessions from Democrats on issues important to him but not giving an inch on their a ...more
Edwin Martin
Jan 09, 2016 Edwin Martin rated it it was ok
it's more a newspaper account of the things he has done without getting his beliefs and motives. I'd say it is not an endorsement by the authors as some have said on Goodreads.
Angela Grate
Jul 29, 2015 Angela Grate rated it liked it
More like a 3.75. It was good, informative. I always prefer autobiographies, but this was a good biography.Illuminating.
Jul 26, 2015 Brendan rated it liked it
Interesting, but very soft
Jul 25, 2012 Beryl rated it really liked it
Book was very interesting, much of what have heard over the years as have listened to the reporter, Bob Ingle over the radio. Did enjoy learning about Chris Christie's earlier childhood and his life growing up. Lots of details in the book and a good reference book if certain information was needed on his life. I am more into fiction books at the moment so found it harder to take all the details.
Betty Bell
Sep 27, 2012 Betty Bell rated it liked it
I found this a very interesting book. I've always enjoyed the entertainment value of people like our Governor. Examining his history as a US Attoney and his relationships with colleagues and family made for a quick read. It was sometimes diffecult keeping track of the various people who played a role in his political career but always interesting.
Jan 14, 2013 Barbara rated it liked it
Interesting book about a very interesting guy. Chris Christie definitely tells it like it is in every situation that he is in....maybe more politicians should be as honest as he is each day.
Jun 27, 2013 Margie rated it liked it
It was very interesting in the beginning and end but like a lot of biographies the middle didn't hold my attention.
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