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Power Game: How Washington Works

Authors: Smith, Hedrick
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: HIS037070, HIS032000
ISBN: 9780307829573, Related ISBNs: 030782957X, 0345410483, 0394554477, 9780307829573, 9780345410481
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 816,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Washington, D.C. The one city that affects all our lives. The one city where the game has only one name: Power. Hedrick Smith, the Pulitzer Prize-winning ex-Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, takes us inside the beltway to show who wields the most power—and for what ends.
 
The Power Game explains how some members of Congress have built personal fortunes on PAC money, how Michael Deaver was just the tip of the influence-peddling iceberg, how “dissidents” in the Pentagon work to keep the generals honest, how insiders and “leakers” use the Times and The Washington Post and their personal bulletin boards.
 
Congressional staffers more powerful than their bosses, media advisors more powerful than the media, money that not only talks but intimidated and threatens. That’s Washington. That’s The Power Game.

Praise for Power Game

The Power Game may be the most sweeping and in many ways the most impressive portrait of the culture of the federal government to appear in a single work in many decades. . . . Knowledgeable and informative.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“There are oodles of good yarns in this book about the nature of power and the eccentricities that accompany it. . . . Delightfully fresh . . . [Hedrick] Smith is a superb writer.”—The Washington Post

“Not only the inside stuff, but the insightful stuff—an original view of the power playing.”William Safire
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