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Revival - The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House-logo

Revival - The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House

Richard Wolffe

Revival is the dramatic inside story of the defining period of the Obama White House. It is an epic tale that follows the president and his inner circle from the crisis of defeat to historic success. Over the span of an extraordinary two months in the life of a young presidency, Obama and his senior aides engaged in a desperate struggle for survival that stands as the measure of who they are and how they govern. Bestselling Obama biographer Richard Wolffe draws on unrivaled access to the West Wing to write a natural sequel to his critically acclaimed book about the president and his campaign. He traces an arc from near death to resurrection that is a repeated pattern for Obama, first as a candidate and now as president. Starting at the first anniversary of the inauguration, Wolffe paints a portrait of a White House at work under exceptional strain across a sweeping set of challenges: from health care reform to a struggling economy, from two wars to terrorism. Revival is a road map to understanding the dynamics, characters, and disputes that shape the Obama White House. It reveals for the first time the fault lines at the heart of the West Wing between two groups competing for control of the president's agenda. On one side are the Revivalists, who want to return to the high-minded spirit of the presidential campaign. On the other side are the Survivalists, who believe that government demands a low-minded set of compromises and combat. At the center of this compelling story is a man who remains opaque to supporters, staff, and critics alike. What motivates him to risk his presidency on health care? What frustrations does he feel at this incredible time of testing? Written by the author who knows Obama best, Revival is a frank and intimate account of a president struggling to adapt, enduring failure, and outfoxing his foes. It is a must-read volume, full of exclusive insights into the untold and unfinished story of a new force in world politics. From the Hardcover edition.

Revival is the dramatic inside story of the defining period of the Obama White House. It is an epic tale that follows the president and his inner circle from the crisis of defeat to historic success. Over the span of an extraordinary two months in the life of a young presidency, Obama and his senior aides engaged in a desperate struggle for survival that stands as the measure of who they are and how they govern. Bestselling Obama biographer Richard Wolffe draws on unrivaled access to the West Wing to write a natural sequel to his critically acclaimed book about the president and his campaign. He traces an arc from near death to resurrection that is a repeated pattern for Obama, first as a candidate and now as president. Starting at the first anniversary of the inauguration, Wolffe paints a portrait of a White House at work under exceptional strain across a sweeping set of challenges: from health care reform to a struggling economy, from two wars to terrorism. Revival is a road map to understanding the dynamics, characters, and disputes that shape the Obama White House. It reveals for the first time the fault lines at the heart of the West Wing between two groups competing for control of the president's agenda. On one side are the Revivalists, who want to return to the high-minded spirit of the presidential campaign. On the other side are the Survivalists, who believe that government demands a low-minded set of compromises and combat. At the center of this compelling story is a man who remains opaque to supporters, staff, and critics alike. What motivates him to risk his presidency on health care? What frustrations does he feel at this incredible time of testing? Written by the author who knows Obama best, Revival is a frank and intimate account of a president struggling to adapt, enduring failure, and outfoxing his foes. It is a must-read volume, full of exclusive insights into the untold and unfinished story of a new force in world politics. From the Hardcover edition.
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Revival is the dramatic inside story of the defining period of the Obama White House. It is an epic tale that follows the president and his inner circle from the crisis of defeat to historic success. Over the span of an extraordinary two months in the life of a young presidency, Obama and his senior aides engaged in a desperate struggle for survival that stands as the measure of who they are and how they govern. Bestselling Obama biographer Richard Wolffe draws on unrivaled access to the West Wing to write a natural sequel to his critically acclaimed book about the president and his campaign. He traces an arc from near death to resurrection that is a repeated pattern for Obama, first as a candidate and now as president. Starting at the first anniversary of the inauguration, Wolffe paints a portrait of a White House at work under exceptional strain across a sweeping set of challenges: from health care reform to a struggling economy, from two wars to terrorism. Revival is a road map to understanding the dynamics, characters, and disputes that shape the Obama White House. It reveals for the first time the fault lines at the heart of the West Wing between two groups competing for control of the president's agenda. On one side are the Revivalists, who want to return to the high-minded spirit of the presidential campaign. On the other side are the Survivalists, who believe that government demands a low-minded set of compromises and combat. At the center of this compelling story is a man who remains opaque to supporters, staff, and critics alike. What motivates him to risk his presidency on health care? What frustrations does he feel at this incredible time of testing? Written by the author who knows Obama best, Revival is a frank and intimate account of a president struggling to adapt, enduring failure, and outfoxing his foes. It is a must-read volume, full of exclusive insights into the untold and unfinished story of a new force in world politics. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 58m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:01


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:52


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:27


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:42


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:22


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:02


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:34


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:22


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:23


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:38


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:45


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:50


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:31


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:36


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:07


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:22


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:33


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:24


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:43


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:16


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:33


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:41


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:42


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:25


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:34


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:01


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:57


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:32


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:48


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:13


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:10


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:46


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:44


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:00


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:34


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:22


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:48


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:43


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:12


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:32


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:01


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:49


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:44


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:57


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:32


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:22


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:21


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:16


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:33


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:36


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:00


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:01


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:51


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:19


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:37


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:27


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:44


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:40


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:30


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:54


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:25


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:45


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:11


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:37


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:48


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:59


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:27


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

00:27