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The Long Game: A Memoir Hardcover – 1 June 2016

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"From Alabama country boy bedridden for two years with polio to Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate is a remarkable journey. Mitch McConnell tells this quintessentially American story with lucid prose and refreshing candor. A most valuable historical contribution to the politics of our time."
--Charles Krauthammer, author of Things That Matter

"Mitch McConnell's The Long Game is a warm, candid, and captivating story of a young boy who conquered polio, loved the Brooklyn Dodgers, and set his sights on becoming a ballplayer before finding his life's calling in politics. The steady upward climb from high school president to office boy in the Senate mailroom, from county judge to majority leader, is told with insight, humor, and telling detail."
--Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian

"With candor and a sure sense of history--both of the nation's and of the Senate--Mitch McConnell has written an engaging and compelling memoir of a life spent in the arena. Readers seeking to understand where we are, how we got here, and what might come next will find this book at once entertaining and essential."
--Jon Meacham, author of Destiny and Power

"Mitch McConnell's absorbing memoir arrives at a moment when the nation needs and deserves what his book provides--a mature defense of the political profession by one of its best practitioners. His career in one of America's most complex institutions demonstrates that politics is both an individual craft and a team sport. His readers will acquire deepened respect for him, for the Senate and for the patience that politics requires and rewards."
--George F. Will, author of A Nice Little Place on the North Side

"Sen. McConnell has been a tough foe of President Obama and the Democrats, but in this revealing memoir he also takes on the tea party and other purists for engaging in futile gestures and preferring to make a point rather than a difference. Even if you don't agree with his politics, you'll find a wealth of valuable lessons to learn from his journey."
--Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and president and CEO of the Aspen Institute

"Mitch McConnell's impressive career in the U.S. Senate demonstrates the power of strong leadership coupled with patience and perseverance. The Long Game is a fascinating and enjoyable read that vividly depicts the origins of McConnell's tenacity and commitment to public service, and shares how-to secrets from an American statesman."
--Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute

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His book will be an absorbing, revelatory read for political junkies, for anyone who wants to know the real story of what goes on in Congress, and for those who still believe-or need convincing-that the system of government the Founders left us is perfectly suited to addressing the problems of the day.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sentinel; 1st edition (1 June 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0399564101
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0399564109
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.88 x 2.54 x 23.5 cm
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