What It Takes: The Way to the White House

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What It Takes: The Way to the White House (ISBN 9780394562605) is a book about the 1988 presidential election in the United States written by Richard Ben Cramer.[1] It was published in 1992.

Editorial reviews[edit]

Cleveland Plain Dealer: "Quite possibly the finest book on presidential politics ever written, combining meticulous reporting and compelling, at times soaringly lyrical, prose."[citation needed]

San Francisco Chronicle: "The ultimate insider's book on presidential politics...an unparalleled source book on the 1988 candidates."[citation needed]


  1. ^ Ben Smith (30 December 2010) The book that defined modern campaign reporting Politico. Retrieved 20 December 2013

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