David Axelrod memoir to appear in February
“Penguin Press announces the title and publication date of David Axelrod’s forthcoming memoir” – Forthcoming release: “Ann Godoff, President and Editor-in-Chief of Penguin Press, … [will announce] today that ‘BELIEVER: My Forty Years in Politics,’ by David Axelrod, will be published on February 10 … Whether as a child hearing John F. Kennedy stump in New York or as a strategist guiding the first African-American to the White House, Axelrod shows in ‘Believer’ how his own life stands at the center of the tumultuous American century. Believer begins in the inimitable world of 1960s New York, but rapidly moves west.
“As a young newspaperman in the Chicago of the 1970s and 1980s, Axelrod reported on the dissolution of the last of the big city political machines, along with the emergence of a black, independent movement that made Obama’s ascent possible. Seeing the golden age of Chicago journalism collapse, Axelrod switched careers to become a political strategist, working for path-breakers like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and morally-conflicted characters like John Edwards. For better and worse, Axelrod helped to redefine the techniques by which modern political campaigns are run.
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