The Situation Room: The Inside Story of Presidents in Crisis

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Grand Central Publishing
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6.0 X 9.2 X 1.5 inches | 1.54 pounds

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About the Author
George Stephanopoulos is the host of ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos and co-anchor of Good Morning America. Stephanopoulos joined ABC News in 1997 as an analyst for This Week. Prior to joining ABC News, he served in the Clinton administration as the senior advisor to the president for policy and strategy. He is the author of All Too Human, a New York Times bestseller.
"I know the gold standard of journalism when I see it, and George Stephanopoulos is it. This new book, The Situation Room, is simply mesmerizing. It delivers on the dream we all have of going behind the scenes to learn what was being said and done during some of the most dramatic moments in history. You don't want to miss this book. I know I can't put it down."--Patricia Cornwell
"There are few more iconic spaces in the American imagination than the Situation Room in the White House--a tiny place where the largest of decisions are made. In this original and lively book, George Stephanopoulos takes us inside the room through years of crisis, enabling us to experience the human drama of life at the highest levels."--Jon Meacham
"This is a colorful and intimate--but also deeply informative--look at one of the most critical set of rooms in the world. It literally makes real the saying 'if these walls could speak' by combining inside tales with audio transcripts of the most exciting moments in the Situation Room, from John Kennedy to Joe Biden."--Walter Isaacson
"George Stephanopoulos's amazing book tells the truth. It puts us in the White House Situation Room with presidents from JFK to Biden. We are there when JFK creates the room after the Bay of Pigs, we are there during the 9/11 strikes, we are there during the chaotic moments after President Reagan is shot, and when President Obama orders the takedown of Osama bin Laden. This book provides answers to questions we've had for years." --James Patterson

"An effective blend of political analysis and personal stories, tied together at the epicenter of crisis management."

"Takes the reader on a thrilling tour of this little known but crucial facet of the United States government...a must-read for history and political wonks."--Booklist
"Stephanopoulos takes readers behind the scenes of a legendary White House location in this sprightly history...Presidential history buffs will find much of interest here."--Publishers Weekly
"This is just full of extraordinary new reporting...Lets us in a room most Americans will never see."--Willie Geist, co-anchor MSNBC / Morning Joe
"It's amazing! I hope to see it on the big screen someday. It's an incredible story, everybody should read it...Go buy it. Go read it!"--Nicolle Wallace, anchor MSNBC / Deadline Whitehouse
"The book is terrific. It is terrific! And I love that you [George] are narrating it."--Whoopi Goldberg, co-anchor ABC / The View
"Stories from the Situation Room's colorful history run the gamut from heroic to silly... also tales that sound like they could be something out of a sitcom."--New York Post Book Review
"What keeps readers engaged in Stephanopoulos' history isn't any behind the scenes schematics or technology... it's the stories Stephanopoulos and Lisa Dickey share of the normally nameless and faceless public servants, the duty officers who have staffed the center since its inception."--Associated Press Book Review