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Written by Richard Ben CramerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Richard Ben Cramer

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 1072 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: June 1, 1993
  • Price: $25.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-74649-2 (0-679-74649-8)
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As he recounts the frenzied course of the 1988 presidential race --and scours the psyches of contenders from George Bush and Robert Dole to Michael Dukakis and Gary Hart --Pultizer Prize-winning journalist Cramer penetrates the mystery at the heart of all presidential campaigns: How do presumably ordinary people acquire that mixture of ambition, stamina, and often pure shamelessness that makes a true candidate?