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All the Truth Is Out by Matt Bai
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it was amazing

A brilliant book.

Well written, heavily researched and insightful exploration of the events in 1987 that led to the suspension of Gary Hart's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination and, more importantly, the impact of those events on the relationship between the media and politics and, by extension, the relationship between both of those parties and the public.

The book leaves you wondering what might have been if a few things had happened differently and how life might be different if Hart had been allowed to continue and win the Presidency. You end up feeling sad for what we miss out on by focusing on personality above politics.

Should be of interest to anyone interested in US politics, or the relationship between the media and politics in any country.
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Reading Progress

September 25, 2015 – Started Reading
September 25, 2015 – Shelved
September 28, 2015 – Finished Reading

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