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Written by Hedrick SmithAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Hedrick Smith

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages
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  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • On Sale: September 29, 1996
  • Price: $20.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-345-41048-1 (0-345-41048-3)
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WASHINGTON, D.C.--the one city that affects all of our lives. Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning ex-Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, takes us inside the beltway to show who wields the most power--and for what ends.

The Power Game explains how some members of Congress have built personal fortunes on PAC money, how Michael Deaver was just the tip of the influence-peddling iceberg, how "dissidents" in the Pentagon work to keep the generals honest, how insiders and "leakers" use the Times and The Washington Post as their personal bulletin boards.

Congressional staffers more powerful than their bosses, media advisors more powerful than the media, money that not only talks, but intimidates and threatens: this is the Washington that Smith reveals.

"The Power Game may be the most sweeping and in many ways the most impressive portrait of the culture of the Federal Government to appear in a single work in many decades."
--The New York Times Book Review

"There are oodles of good yarns in this book about the nature of power and the eccentricities that accompany it.... Delightfully fresh...Smith is a superb writer."
--The Washington Post