Richard Ben Cramer

Richard Ben Cramer was an American journalist and author, known for his in-depth political reporting and biographies, including his acclaimed book 'What It Takes' about the 1988 presidential election.


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  1. 1. What It Takes

    This book provides an in-depth look at the 1988 United States presidential election, focusing on the personal and political lives of the candidates. It delves into the grueling process of running for president, exploring the intense scrutiny, relentless schedule, and the physical and emotional toll it takes on the candidates and their families. The book also explores the complexities of American politics, the role of media, and the power dynamics within the political landscape.

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