Primary Colors by Anonymous
A Novel of Politics

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A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures. When a former congressional aide becomes part of the staff of the governor of a small Southern state, he watches in horror, admiration, and amazement, as the governor mixes calculation and sincerity in his not-so-above-board campaign for the presidency.
 

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Joe Klein is a political columnist for "Time" magazine. He is the author of five previous books, including "Primary Colors" and "The Natural,
 
Published January 16, 1996 by Random House. 366 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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A marvelously down-and-dirty chronicle of a presidential campaign that will make your eyes water, and some more famous eyes burn, in recognition.

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The circumstances behind this crackling, highly perceptive study of a presidential campaign that remarkably resembles Bill Clinton's are bizarre. We are assured that not even its publisher, Harold Eva

Jan 01 1996 | Read Full Review of Primary Colors: A Novel of Po...

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Shorn of its silly final third, Primary Colors addresses two weeks in American political history ' the last furlong of the Democratic primary in New Hampshire in 1992.

Mar 03 1996 | Read Full Review of Primary Colors: A Novel of Po...

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Stanton's fortunes fluctuate wildly in the campaign as he slogs through New Hampshire, endures a drubbing in New York (where a governor not unlike Mario Cuomo decided not to run) and seems to cause a heart attack in a buttoned-down rival in Florida.

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Even Joe Klein whose book sold to Hollywood for $1.5 million has been downplaying parallels between print and real life, saying his book isn't really about the Clintons.

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Even Joe Klein whose book sold to Hollywood for $1.5 million has been downplaying parallels between print and real life, saying his book isn't really about the Clintons.

May 02 2016 | Read Full Review of Primary Colors: A Novel of Po...

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(In fact, S&S has launched the most skillfully-executed marketing campaign in recent publishing history to promote O, but that’s another story.) Primary Colors brimmed with sharp, funny, sly satire.

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