The Last Politician: Inside Joe Biden's White House and the Struggle for America's Future


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Penguin Press
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6.44 X 9.57 X 1.4 inches | 1.45 pounds

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About the Author

Franklin Foer is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of World Without Mind and How Soccer Explains the World. For seven years, he edited The New Republic.


"We've read every Biden book, and Foer's is by far the best study of Biden since Richard Ben Cramer's What it Takes. You might love Biden or you might hate Biden, but either way, if you want to understand him, you will want to buy this book." --Politico

"Outstanding . . . The Biden presidency is a reminder of why politics matters, why political skills matter, including the dark, sometimes ugly arts of getting legislation passed, often through painful compromise." --Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian

"Compelling . . . [Foer] offers a more vivid and comprehensive rendering of the scenes we already knew, while introducing a few that we didn't . . . provides plenty of discrete insights into the Biden presidency." --New York Magazine

"[M]eticulously researched and consistently insightful . . . In Foer's retelling--based on nearly 300 interviews rather than cherry-picked news clips--Biden's old-school virtues of political patience and flexibility have paid major dividends as he has pulled off a string of legislative victories on Capitol Hill almost worthy of Lyndon Johnson." --New Republic

"A triumph of reporting." --Geoff Bennett, PBS NewsHour

"Deeply reported . . . a terrific read." --Chuck Todd, Meet the Press

"Fantastic . . . The first real insider account of the Biden White House and a fascinating read about Biden himself." --Jon Favreau, Pod Save America

"A detailed study of the first two years of Joe Biden's presidency." --The American Prospect

"A really good read, lovely writing and great reporting . . . Highly recommended." --Jake Tapper, The Lead with Jake Tapper