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The Choice

How Bill Clinton Won


The Choice is Bob Woodward's classic story of the quest for power, focusing on the 1996 presidential campaign as a case study of money, public opinion polling, attack advertising, handlers, consultants, and decision making in the midst of electoral uncertainty. President Bill Clinton is examined in full in the contest with Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, the Republican presidential nominee. The intimacy and detail of Woodward's account of the candidates and their wives show the epic human struggle in this race for the White House.

Lisa Berg

Bob Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post where he has worked for 50 years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, one for his Watergate coverage and the other for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored 20 national bestselling books, 14 of which have been #1 New York Times bestsellers.

"Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time."
-- Bob Schieffer, CBS News Face the Nation

"Woodward once again superbly chronicles the public and private actions of men in power and in pursuit of power."
-- Newsweek

"A first-rate piece of reporting....Woodward's top-notch journalism as instant history is an impressively well-done product."
-- The Washington Post

"Woodward is dead-on in his depiction of the chaos, the drama, and the intrigue of an all-out presidential campaign."
-- BusinessWeek

"No one can top Woodward's 'fly-on-the-wall' reporting on inside Washington."
-- The Washington Times

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