Richard Wolffe writes exclusive eBook on President Obama’s political comeback, REVIVAL 2.0, for June 10 Publication by Crown
—Publisher Unveils Title and Book Jacket
(May 23, 2011 – New York, NY) Bestselling Obama biographer, award-winning journalist and political analyst for MSNBC Richard Wolffe will write an original eBook edition to be titled Revival 2.0: How the Obama White House Is Making Its Political Comeback. The book will be released on June 10, 2011, priced at 99 cents and available from all online retailers.
Revival 2.0 tells the dramatic inside story of how President Barack Obama learned to fight for his political survival. The book follows Obama and his relationships with his inner circle, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Senior Strategist David Axelrod, Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, and former campaign manager David Plouffe, from the Democrat’s defeat in the 2010 midterm elections through their surprising resurgence over the last six months.
President Obama begins his re-election campaign in a far stronger position than anyone thought possible just six months ago. His most recent revival is merely the most dramatic in a series of epic highs and lows that have followed him from his 2008 campaign into the White House. Each successive revival has been followed quickly by yet another desperate struggle for survival. Wolffe writes. “It took an historic shellacking to force him–or allow him—to revive the campaign spirit of compromise and reform.”
Drawing on key sources within the West Wing, Wolffe reveals: insights into the president’s reaction to the killing of Osama bin Laden, which has solidified his stature as commander-in-chief in the war on terror; the inside story of the overhaul of senior White House staff —from the departure of Rahm Emanuel and Robert Gibbs to the arrival of Bill Daley and Jay Carney; how the White House surprisingly achieved historic change (including the START treaty and “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal) through a lame-duck Congress, and positioned itself to fight with the new Republican-controlled House over looming budget battles and a defense of their health care reform; the contentious internal debate over the response to the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya; the campaign strategy for the 2012 election as told directly by Obama’s top campaign team—David Axelrod and David Plouffe.
An intelligent, deeply informed, up-to-the-minute guide, Revival 2.0 is a must-read to understanding how Obama has found a way to lead effectively and prepare for next year’s elections.
Richard Wolffe is an award-winning journalist and political analyst for MSNBC and the author of Renegade: The Making of a President and Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House.
Crown is an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group division of Random House, Inc., whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG.
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