The runaway number one bestseller. The book that set Washington ablaze. The new non-fiction classic.
Forget everything you think you know about the making of the most powerful man on the planet. Obama's triumph was not inevitable: it was the end product of a brilliant, crazy, unique political campaign.
Race of a Lifetime is the gripping inside story of those thrilling months, from the collapsing House of Clinton to the erratic John McCain and the bewildering Sarah Palin.
Brimming with exclusive revelations, this compulsively readable book lays bare the characters of the candidates, warts and all, and charts the true path to the White House. It's a tour de force: the shocking, funny, and definitive account of the campaign of a lifetime.
John Heilemann and Mark Halperin are two of the most acclaimed political reporters in the US, with close access to the candidates and their teams. Heilemann is the political columnist at New York magazine. He is a National Magazine Award finalist and a former staff writer for the New Yorker, the Economist, and Wired. Halperin is editor-at-large and senior political analyst for Time, founding editor of The Page, and former political director of ABC News.