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Sep 28

Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisers Who Decide for Him

In Leading from Behind, New York Times bestselling investigative journalist Richard Miniter explores President Obama’s abilities as a leader and examines his biggest successes and failures. Based on exclusive interviews and never-before-published material, he delves into the hidden world of the West Wing and the combative personalities that shape historic events. In this thoroughly sourced account, Miniter reflects on the competing political considerations and strong mindsets of those who advise the President and how they have come together to form and influence Administration policy. Leading from Behind offers a dramatic account of President Obama’s White House during a time of intense domestic controversy and international turmoil.

Richard Miniter is the author of two top-ten New York Times bestsellers, Losing Bin Laden and Shadow War, as well as Mastermind, the first biography of 9/11 planner Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. He writes a column for Forbes.com. A former editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal in Brussels, member of the investigative team at The Sunday Times in London, and editorial-page editor of the Washington Times, he has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, as well as The Atlantic, Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, The New Republic, and National Review. He has also won awards from the National Press Club and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (shared).

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