Game Change

Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

by John Heilemann, Mark Halperin

The gripping inside story of the 2008 presidential election, by two of the best political reporters in the country.

“It’s one of the best books on politics of any kind I’ve read. For entertainment value, I put it up there with Catch 22.” —The Financial Times

“It transports you to a parallel universe in which everything in the National Enquirer is true….More interesting is what we learn about the candidates themselves: their frailties, egos and almost super-human stamina.” —The Financial Times

“I can’t put down this book!” —Stephen Colbert

Game Change is the New York Times bestselling story of the 2008 presidential election, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, two of the best political reporters in the country. In the spirit of Richard Ben Cramer’s What It Takes and Theodore H. White’s The Making of the President 1960, this classic campaign trail book tells the defining story of a new era in American politics, going deeper behind the scenes of the Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin campaigns than any other account of the historic 2008 election.


  • HarperCollins; February 2010
  • ISBN: 9780061966200
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Game Change
  • Author: John Heilemann; Mark Halperin
  • Imprint: HarperCollins e-books

In The Press

“A smoking new book. . . . The real revelation in Game Change: Campaigns turn our politicians into lunatics.”


Customer Reviews

Mari H.
2/17/2016
Verified Buyer
Good insight. Definitely worth reading
Good insight. Definitely worth reading