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Description - What it Takes by Richard Ben Cramer

As he recounts the frenzied course of the 1988 presidential race, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Cramer penetrates the riddle at the heart of American politics: How do presumably normal people acquire that mixture of courage, ambition, and pure shamelessness that makes a true candidate?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679746492
ISBN-10: 0679746498
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 1051
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard Ben Cramer

Richard Ben Cramer's magazine articles have appeared in Rolling Stone and Esquire, and have been anthologized in Best American Essays. He is a recipient of the Puliter Prize for his work for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He died in 2013.