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Author Woodward, Bob, 1943-
Title The price of politics / Bob Woodward.
Publisher New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
 Book Stacks  HC106.84 .W664 2012  AVAILABLE
Descript xvii, 428 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book examines the struggle between President Obama and the United States Congress to manage federal spending and tax policy for the three and one half years between 2009 and the summer of 2012. More than half the book focuses on the intense 44-day crisis in June and July 2011 when the United States came to the brink of a potentially catastrophic default on its debt. Based on eighteen months of reporting, the author presents a well-documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government's fiscal condition over three and a half years. Providing verbatim, day-by-day accounts, he shows what really happened, what drove the debates and struggles that continue to define the American future.
ISBN 9781451651102 (hardcover)
1451651104 (hardcover)
9781451651126 (ebook)
1451651120 (ebook)
9781471113192 (hardcover)
1471113191 (hardcover)
9781451651119 (trade pbk.)
1451651112 (trade pbk.)
Subject Obama, Barack.
United States -- Economic policy -- 2009-
United States -- Economic conditions -- 2009-
Budget -- United States.
Budget deficits -- United States.
Government spending policy -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Fiscal policy -- United States.

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