‘full of compelling narrative and telling anecdotes’ Sunday Times
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‘outstanding’ Washington Post
‘one of the best reporters working in Washington today’ Jane Mayer
‘incredibly important… timely and deeply revelatory’ Kai Bird
‘vivid, page-turning’ Michael Beschloss
As Hillary Clinton makes her bid for the White House against Donald Trump, we are on the point of a major debate about America’s role in the world.
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were rivals who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historic destiny but different instincts about how to project power. As Obama prepares to step down and Hillary aspires to step up, Hillary's campaign presents her bid as a third term of Obama politics. But in fact, her presidency would have a dramatically different style.
Mark Landler, White House correspondent for the New York Times, offers a deeply reported, first-hand account of the complex relationship between these two leaders and gives us a different way to think about Obama’s legacy and Clinton’s promise. With all the sweep of a grand history, enlivened by an insider’s access, dozens of interviews, and breaking news, ALTER EGOS is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand these two supremely ambitious figures, and the storm-tossed world of modern politics.