This title provides a revelatory account of the 2008 presidential election with the premier political reporters from "Newsweek". Since 1984, "Newsweek" has been renowned for its vivid, in-depth special election coverage of the ordeal of running for the presidency. A year before the election, "Newsweek" assigns reporters to get inside the campaigns of the Republican and Democratic candidates. "Newsweek" promises not to publish any information until after the votes are cast, and in exchange, the reporters receive remarkable access. They travel with the candidates, are there at crucial turning points and confidential meetings, and uncover stories not covered in day-to-day reporting. In this book, with a compelling narrative by Evan Thomas, "Newsweek" shares the inside stories from one of the most exciting elections in recent history, illuminating the personalities and events that influenced the outcome, and taking stock of the key players and key issues for the new administration. This will be an absorbing read for anyone interested in American politics.