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Inside Bartlet's White House: An Unauthorised and Unofficial Guide to The West Wing

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With an all-star cast, including Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, John Spencer and Richard Schiff, The West Wing is the NBC network's biggest hit drama show in years. Keith Topping's indispensable guide to the series includes every episode of the first two seasons and covers the highlights of the episodes in categories such as American History X, Sex and Drugs and Rock'n'Roll, A Vi ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Virgin Publishing (first published 2002)
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carolyn rhea drapes
Mar 25, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: wingnuts
Shelves: casual-read
From a technical POV, the book should provide a better TOC and index than what is provided. In addition, there are many American idioms used routinely in the scripts, which the author is either unaware of, or has decided not to research.

However, aside from the online script database, it is complete (through the seasons covered) with airing data, actor lists, and good synopses.
Tiffany
Jun 08, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of The West Wing
Shelves: television
A quick-and-dirty guide to the episodes in the first 2.5 seasons of The West Wing. The author gives a synopsis of each episode, along with his thoughts on it, and various tidbits categorized into sections such as "A View From the Hill" and "American History X" (for viewers not familiar with US government or history), "The Encyclopedic Mind of Josiah Bartlet PhD" (President Bartlet is a know-it-all geek), and "References" (references to pop culture, American history, consumerism, etc.), among oth ...more
Daniel Kukwa
Feb 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
It's not quite as well-edited and well-researched as Topping's "Buffy" and "Angel" guides...but only by a hair. It's still worth reading for the essay-style commentaries and critiques, and will be incredibly satisfying to anyone who loves "The West Wing". Such love SHINES from every page in this book.
chucklesthescot
May 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of The West Wing
Shelves: entertainment
My favourite TV show! This was a good companion guide to the first few seasons of The West Wing-covering the characters,the plot and lots of trivia.How I wished for more seasons of this wonderful show!
Paul
Oct 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, tv-shows
A good recap of the West Wing TV series. I think it makes a good companion to the actual TV series. Definitely a must read for any West Wing fan.
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Could be so much better, and where is the final edition? 2 4 May 17, 2009 10:52AM  
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Keith Andrew Topping is an author, journalist and broadcaster most closely associated with his work relating to the BBC Television series Doctor Who and for writing numerous official and unofficial guide books to a wide variety of television and film series, specifically Buffy the Vampire Slayer.He is also the author of two books of rock music critique. To date, Topping has written over 40 books.

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