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12 essential presidential campaign books

As the 2012 presidential campaign moves into its final weeks, it's being lifted by bear hugs and thrown off course by surprising misstatements. The shifts of fortune can make for compelling drama, even in the rearview mirror. Here are a dozen of the most notable books – brilliant, clear-eyed, anonymous, and even drugged out – about the presidential campaigns of recent history.
By Carolyn Kellogg
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