Primary Colors

Primary Colors

A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures.

Author: Joe Klein

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307559234

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures. When a former congressional aide becomes part of the staff of the governor of a small Southern state, he watches in horror, admiration, and amazement, as the governor mixes calculation and sincerity in his not-so-above-board campaign for the presidency.
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Primary Colors

Primary Colors

A former congressional aide of mixed race, Henry Burton takes a new job with Jack Stanton, governor of a small Southern state who has his eye on the presidency, observing his campaign, his idiosyncratic lifestyle, and the controversies and ...

Author: Joe Klein

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812976472

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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A former congressional aide of mixed race, Henry Burton takes a new job with Jack Stanton, governor of a small Southern state who has his eye on the presidency, observing his campaign, his idiosyncratic lifestyle, and the controversies and scandals surrounding him. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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Primary Colors

Primary Colors

A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures.

Author: Anonymous

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ISBN: 051727115X

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A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures. When a former congressional aide becomes part of the staff of the governor of a small Southern state, he watches in horror, admiration, and amazement, as the governor mixes calculation and sincerity in his not-so-above-board campaign for the presidency.
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The Running Mate

The Running Mate

U.S. senator Charlie Martin is a hot political property, dashing, honorable, irreverent -- and a decorated Vietnam veteran. The Running Mate follows this brash hero on a wild, exhilarating ride through the minefields of politics as usual.

Author: Joe Klein

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780440609544

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Hailed as "astonishingly powerful" by The New York Times, and "written perfectly" by The Washington Post, Joe Klein's #1 bestseller, Primary Colors, was the most-talked-about political novel of the past century. Now acclaimed journalist and author Joe Klein returns with another brilliant and slyly subversive novel set in the gladiatorial arena he knows so well: politics in modern-day America. U.S. senator Charlie Martin is a hot political property, dashing, honorable, irreverent -- and a decorated Vietnam veteran. The Running Mate follows this brash hero on a wild, exhilarating ride through the minefields of politics as usual. But as Charlie quickly learns, combat is a cakewalk compared with the battles waged by free men in pursuit of glory and power. For Charlie's political star is beginning to wane ... a bid for the presidency ends in failure ... a young campaign volunteer's father decks him -- in front of the cameras ... a well-kept secret from Charlie's Vietnam days is revealed ... and a woman has entered his life -- one who loves him but is appalled by his life's work. Suddenly Charlie must confront the two greatest challenges of his life -- a political opponent who has no scruples and a dazzling, unconventional woman who may force him to choose between love and politics. Charlie's dilemma is one that has come to haunt contemporary American politics: Is it possible to be a good politician and a good man?
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Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

By the time he published his first political novel, Klein had already established a solid jour- nalistic ... Revisiting the 1992 election in fiction, Klein created his best-known work, Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics, in 1996.

Author: Geoff Hamilton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438116945

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.
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The Presidential Image

The Presidential Image

41 Primary Colors Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics was a phenomenon. Its sales, for a political novel, were exceptional.42 An indication of the book's impact was provided in the 2015 film about the writer David Foster Wallace, ...

Author: Iwan Morgan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780755602070

Category: History

Page: 280

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Presidential Image has become an integral part of the campaign, presidency and legacy of Modern American presidents. Across the 20th century to the age of Trump, presidential image has dominated media coverage and public consciousness, winning elections, gaining support for their leadership in office and shaping their reputation in history. Is the creation of the presidential image part of a carefully conceived public relations strategy or result of the president's critics and opponents? Can the way the media interpret a presidents' actions and words alter their image? And how much influence do cultural outputs contribute to the construction of a presidential image? Using ten presidential case studies. this edited collection features contributions from scholars and political journalists from the UK and America, to analyse aspects of Presidential Image that shaped their perceived effectiveness as America's leader, and to explore this complex, controversial, and continuous element of modern presidential politics.
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The Companion to Southern Literature

The Companion to Southern Literature

The mystery of Clinton's wide appeal was explored in Primary Colors : A Novel of Politics ( 1996 ) , a roman à clef about the presidential campaign in 1992. A candidate named Jack Stanton - like Clinton , the governor of a small ...

Author: Joseph M. Flora

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807126926

Category: Reference

Page: 1054

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Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Selected as an Outstanding Reference Source by the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association There are many anthologies of southern literature, but this is the first companion. Neither a survey of masterpieces nor a biographical sourcebook, The Companion to Southern Literature treats every conceivable topic found in southern writing from the pre-Columbian era to the present, referencing specific works of all periods and genres. Top scholars in their fields offer original definitions and examples of the concepts they know best, identifying the themes, burning issues, historical personalities, beloved icons, and common or uncommon stereotypes that have shaped the most significant regional literature in memory. Read the copious offerings straight through in alphabetical order (Ancestor Worship, Blue-Collar Literature, Caves) or skip randomly at whim (Guilt, The Grotesque, William Jefferson Clinton). Whatever approach you take, The Companion’s authority, scope, and variety in tone and interpretation will prove a boon and a delight. Explored here are literary embodiments of the Old South, New South, Solid South, Savage South, Lazy South, and “Sahara of the Bozart.” As up-to-date as grit lit, K Mart fiction, and postmodernism, and as old-fashioned as Puritanism, mules, and the tall tale, these five hundred entries span a reach from Lady to Lesbian Literature. The volume includes an overview of every southern state’s belletristic heritage while making it clear that the southern mind extends beyond geographical boundaries to form an essential component of the American psyche. The South’s lavishly rich literature provides the best means of understanding the region’s deepest nature, and The Companion to Southern Literature will be an invaluable tool for those who take on that exciting challenge. Description of Contents 500 lively, succinct articles on topics ranging from Abolition to Yoknapatawpha 250 contributors, including scholars, writers, and poets 2 tables of contents — alphabetical and subject — and a complete index A separate bibliography for most entries
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Encyclopedia of the Clinton Presidency

Encyclopedia of the Clinton Presidency

284 PRIMARY COLORS to overcome charges of marital infidelity and other character flaws . ... Primary Colors ( New York : Random House , 1996 ) ; Dwight D. Murphey , " Primary Colors : A Novel of Politics " [ book review ] , Journal of ...

Author: Peter B. Levy

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031331294X

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

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Covers the major topics, issues, and personalities associated with the Clinton administration.
Categories: Political Science

Primary Colors

Primary Colors

A Novel of Politics. Praise. for. Primary. Colors. “Astonishingly powerful ... breaks all the rules and lives to tell about it.” —The New York Times Book Review “The author knows politics ... and writes like a dream.

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Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407065274

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The political BONFIRE OF VANITIES: a novel based on the Clinton campaign which has become the most controversial book for years. 'The greatest betrayal of an American leader since Deep Throat whispered to Woodward and Bernstein and forced the resignation of Nixon. The anonymous author. . . has set out to destroy what remains of the Clintons' tenure with a devastating account of the 1992 presidential campaign' Sunday Times.
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