Michael Kallan's Reviews > The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election

The Battle for America 2008 by Dan Balz
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May 28, 12

Read on May 28, 2012

2008 was quite an extraordinary election, and the book started off strongly. However, in the end it provided much greater detail on events in 2007 (prior to any votes being cast) and often gave short shrift to the results of most of the primary results (post-Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina). Additionally, I found four errors in the book (the most galling was on page 171, when it said that Ted Kennedy sought the Democratic nomination against Jimmy Carter in 1976, when it was actually 1980), which was off-putting. Interested to see how it compares to Game Change, which I plan on reading real soon...
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