The Real Romney by Michael Kranish

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The writers show Romney taking chicken soup to sick children, rescuing the belongings of a fellow church member from a fire, always ready with financial aid for his church and its followers.
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“Absorbing and fair-minded.”
New York Times

“Romney’s story in full and clear detail…fascinating in-depth stuff.”
Los Angeles Times

“A fascinating story [that] sheds next light on an elusive subject.”
Boston Globe

Despite his political prominence, Mitt Romney remains an enigma to many in America. Who is the man behind that sweep of dark hair and the high-wattage smile? A savvy politician or someone who will simply say anything to win? A business visionary or a ruthless dealmaker? In this definitive, unflinching, and widely-acclaimed biography by Boston Globe investigative reporters Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, readers will finally discover the real Mitt Romney. Based on hundreds of interviews and more than five years of reporting, The Real Romney offers for the very first time a full understanding of this complex political figure.

 

About Michael Kranish

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Michael Kranish, deputy chief of the Boston Globe's Washington Bureau, has been a congressional reporter, White House correspondent and national political reporter. He has produced major articles about the history of the Bush family and Senator John F. Kerry. Kranish co-authored, with other Globe reporters, John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography, which was a New York Times and Washington Post bestseller. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War.
 
Published January 10, 2012 by Harper. 429 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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NY Times

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Reviewed by Geoffrey Kabaservice on Apr 13 2012

It’s an exotic but unquestionably American success story...

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Reviewed by Michiko Kakutani on Jan 16 2012

Perhaps the most useful portions of “The Real Romney” deconstruct his management style...providing clues as to how he might govern as president.

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Reviewed by Katha Pollitt on Apr 18 2012

Readers curious about Romney's real views on so-called social issues will not get much help from Kranish and Helman, who tend to avoid drawing conclusions.

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LA Times

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Reviewed by Richard Rayner on Jan 17 2012

The writers show Romney taking chicken soup to sick children, rescuing the belongings of a fellow church member from a fire, always ready with financial aid for his church and its followers.

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