We're with Nobody by Alan Huffman
Two Insiders Reveal the Dark Side of American Politics

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A good book for anyone who has wondered how scandalous past behavior makes its way into campaign headlines.
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We're With Nobody is a thrilling, eye-opening insider’s view of a little-known facet of the political campaign process: the multi-million dollar opposition research industry, or “oppo” as it’s called.  For sixteen years authors Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian have been digging up dirt on political candidates across the country, from presidential appointees to local school board hopefuls. We're With Nobody is a fascinating, riveting, sometimes funny, sometimes shocking look at the unseen side of political campaigning—a remarkable chronicle of a year in the life of two guys on a dedicated hunt to uncover the buried truths that every American voter has a right to know.

 

About Alan Huffman

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Alan Huffman is the author of the nonfiction books Open Season (with Michael Rejebian), Sultana, Mississippi in Africa, and the photo-essay book Ten Point: Deer Camp in the Mississippi Delta. He has contributed to The Los Angeles Times; The New York Times; The Washington Post Magazine; Lost; National Wildlife; Outside; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; The Oxford American; Preservation; Smithsonian; and numerous other publications. He has also worked as an editor at VanityFair.com. He divides his time between Bolton, Mississippi and Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published January 24, 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 211 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Dec 01 2011

A good book for anyone who has wondered how scandalous past behavior makes its way into campaign headlines.

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NPR

Excellent
Reviewed by NPR Staff on Mar 04 2012

Their tales of hitting the road and poking noses into a politician's past are documented in their book, We're With Nobody.

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Huffington Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Geri Spieler on Jan 30 2012

The scenarios of secrets revealed are played out in detail in this entertaining account of opposition research, sometimes called "oppo."

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Business Week

Excellent
Reviewed by Brett Berk on Jan 26 2012

The authors contribute something more valuable by exposing the mechanics behind their profession. Voters who read this compelling book may be less likely to vote under the influence of the kind of dirt...

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Sophisticated Dorkiness

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Reviewed by Kim Ukura on Mar 06 2012

...share details about their work, digging through public records to reveal the secrets that political candidates and their opponents may or may not use during the course of a campaign season.

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Good
Reviewed by Harvee Lau on Feb 07 2012

I found this non fiction book by two political researchers to be very revealing.

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