Dan Balz is the chief correspondent at The Washington
Post and its former national editor, political editor, White
House correspondent, and Southwest correspondent. He is the
coauthor of two books, the New York Times bestseller The
Battle for America 2008 and Storming the Gates. He is a
regular panelist on PBS's Washington Week and MSNBC's The
Haynes Johnson (1931-2013) was the author of several nonfiction works, including Divided We Fall: Gambling with History in the Nineties and The Age of Anxiety: McCarthyism to Terrorism. Additionally, Johnson was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and served as an advisor to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
"Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson ... capture the momentous contest in a
polished account refreshingly free of last year's breathless sound
bites, pundit insta-reaction or fixation on trifling gaffes ... an
evenhanded and comprehensive account of the race...."
-Randy James, Time
"Makes for engaging reading - for both politics addicts interested in small new details and the more casual reader interested in a broad, savvy overview of the run-up to a historic election.
-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"Magisterial.... Captures the thrill of the campaign and its meaning. Balz and Johnson are the true heirs to Teddy White...."
-George Stephanopoulos, ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos"