“Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson … capture the momentous contest in a polished account refreshingly free of last year’s breathless sound bites, pundit insta-reaction or fixation on trifling gaffes … an evenhanded and comprehensive account of the race….”
-Randy James, Time
“Makes for engaging reading – for both politics addicts interested in small new details and the more casual reader interested in a broad, savvy overview of the run-up to a historic election.
-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
“Magisterial…. Captures the thrill of the campaign and its meaning. Balz and Johnson are the true heirs to Teddy White….”
-George Stephanopoulos, ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”