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"I look at a whole generation of us who read Richard Ben Cramer and said that's what I want to be." The book was about what made the various ...
In his genially raconteur-ish uncle Joe way, he recalled how eye-opening it was, 25 years ago, to read Richard Ben Cramer's What It Takes, a chronicle of the ...

I remember in particular one afternoon, when I was in the copier room with my editor, Carolyn White, the former wife of Richard Ben Cramer, ...
By acclamation the best modern campaign-trail book, What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer (see Molly Ball's assessment here), came from the ...
They called a shot you know Joseph DiMaggio three that DiMaggio book by Richard Ben Cramer which would suggest it's so good he he did. You wouldn't ...
By acclamation the best modern campaign-trail book, What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer (see Molly Ball's assessment here), came from the ...

Originally published in the October 17, 1977, edition of The Baltimore Sun, this column appears here with permission from the author's estate.
Once PED allegations emerged, writer Richard Ben Cramer could no longer get close to Alex Rodriguez. AP. White hung up after that. I called ...
Richard Ben Cramer WAS THE WRITER'S WRITER: A LARGER-THAN-LIFE reporter WHO COULD CRACK ANY SUBJECT.
By Richard Ben Cramer ... eluded capture for weeks, reminded us of a classic manhunt story from the archives by the late Richard Ben Cramer, ...
by Richard Ben Cramer ... There's no easy answer to that question, but in his book What It Takes, the late Richard Ben Cramer came closer to ...
by Richard Ben Cramer ... There's no easy answer to that question, but in his book What It Takes, the late Richard Ben Cramer came closer to ...
Richard Ben Cramer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who wrote for Esquire, Rolling Stone, and sports Illustrated, among others, died this ...
Legendary political journalist Richard Ben Cramer has passed away. In July 1992, at the age of 42, he sat down with Brian Lamb of C-SPAN for ...
Richard Ben Cramer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of "What It Takes," a prodigious account of the 1988 presidential election ...
CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- Before Richard Ben Cramer bought his old white farmhouse here in 1993, he called in "the best real estate guy that I ...
As Richard Ben Cramer describes it in his haunting 1992 portrait of Biden in "What It Takes," the fledgling Delaware senator was initially too ...

In private, Mark Cuban has started discussing his role in national politics with his family. He told Business Insider, for instance, that he spoke with loved ones about his decision to campaign on the trail for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ...
Richard Ben Cramer's Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life is a warts-and-all story. You soon wonder why a guy like that was ever treated as a hero, but Cramer answers that question, and his answer says as much about America from Joe D's rookie year of 1936 ...
Richard Ben Cramer, in Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life, revealed that it likely was that DiMaggio had hurt himself after a rambunctious night out with older brother Vince, who'd been cut from the Seals but was in town as a member of the Hollywood Stars.
Nor are we likely to see heavy-lifting prose feats of perception and imagination to stand proud on the shelf with Norman Mailer's Miami and the Siege of Chicago, Richard Ben Cramer's What It Takes, or Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing: On the ...
I started reading What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer, about the 1988 election. I did not finish it, and I think one of the reasons was it was just so daunting.
Campaign-trail accounts have long been a staple of publishing, and many have become classics of the genre, including Theodore White's "The Making of the President 1960," Joe McGinnis' "The Selling of the President 1968," and Richard Ben Cramer's ...
Campaign-trail accounts have long been a staple of publishing and many have become classics of the genre, including Theodore White's The Making of the President 1960, Joe McGinnis' The Selling of the President 1968, and Richard Ben Cramer's What It ...
Campaign-trail accounts have long been a staple of publishing, and many have become classics of the genre, including Theodore White's "Making of the President," Joe McGinnis' "The Selling of the President 1968," and Richard Ben Cramer's "What It Takes ...
Campaign-trail accounts have long been a staple of publishing, and many have become classics of the genre, including Theodore White's "The Making of the President 1960," Joe McGinnis' "The Selling of the President 1968," and Richard Ben Cramer's ...
Pearlman said he is trying to follow the mold of Maraniss' books on Lombardi and Roberto Clemente and Richard Ben Cramer ("Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life") in portraying these men as more than just Athletes. He says sports merely are "a prism to see ...
CHESTERTOWN - The Kent County Planning Commission, meeting Nov. 3, approved a preliminary site plan for a Dollar General store at the corner of Worton Road and Porters Grove Road.
Richard Ben Cramer (1950 - 2013): The author of What It Takes: The Way to the White House, a look at the 1988 presidential campaign that is considered a classic of its kind, this Brighton native and graduate of Brighton high school, Johns Hopkins ...
Radcliffe Cross, an 18th-century farmhouse on Quaker Neck Road, is being recommended for designation as a Kent County historic site.
In the final pages of Richard Ben Cramer's seminal book about presidential politics, "What It Takes," Michael Dukakis looks around in wonderment at the scene outside his Massachusetts home less than 24 hours after his crushing 1988 loss to George H.W.
In the final pages of Richard Ben Cramer's seminal book about presidential politics, "What It Takes," Michael Dukakis looks around in wonderment at the scene outside his Massachusetts home less than 24 hours after his crushing 1988 loss to George H.W.
When the 90-minute debate ended, I came away more convinced than ever that Clinton has, to borrow journalist and writer Richard Ben Cramer's phrase, the "right stuff" to lead our nation. Another reason for my wanting Clinton to win has to do with us ...
This past week, I traveled to Dearborn, Michigan where I addressed a Hillary for America campaign event. Held at the Arab American National Museum, the gathering provided me with the opportunity to explain why I was endorsing Hillary Clinton for ...
In "What It Takes," one of the all-time great books on politics, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ben Cramer explores the life experiences of several presidential candidates in the hopes of gaining insight as to why certain individuals believe ...
In "What It Takes," one of the all-time great books on politics, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ben Cramer explores the life experiences of several presidential candidates in the hopes of gaining insight as to why certain individuals believe ...
For deep background on Dole, his character and his amazing recovery from injuries suffered in World War II, look to Richard Ben Cramer's 1992 book What It Takes: The Way to the White House. At the start of the debate, Dole referenced those injuries ...
Richard Ben Cramer begins What It Takes, his 1,047-page masterpiece on the 1988 presidential election, with a journey inside the political bubble as then Vice President George H.W.
It's what Richard Ben Cramer's immortal nonfiction work "What It Takes" was all about. For Trump, that personal demon is a shaky, private self-doubt that he never is willing to show publicly.
"Size," that is, as the legendary writer Richard Ben Cramer captured it in his equally legendary chronicle of the 1988 presidential campaign, What It Takes.
"This project is actually something I have thought about for years," says Borger, who used the Richard Ben Cramer book What It Takes, as a guide.
But to borrow Richard Ben Cramer's opening sentiment from a famous 1986 Esquire profile on baseball legend Ted Williams - "Few men try for best ever, and Ted Williams is one of those" - Key clearly does not find typical to be acceptable.
As she worked on the project, Borger said she kept in mind the seminal campaign book "What It Takes" by Richard Ben Cramer. That book examined not only the 1988 race for U.S. President among George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, Michael Dukakis and Gary ...
As she worked on the project, Borger said she kept in mind the seminal campaign book "What It Takes" by Richard Ben Cramer. That book examined not only the 1988 race for U.S. President among George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, Michael Dukakis and Gary ...
Richard Ben Cramer, the author of "What It Takes," about the 1988 primaries, said that a vote for president was the least rational vote Americans ever made, given the scale of the job.
McDonnell is throwing a small dinner party at the 21 Club in New York for journalist Richard Ben Cramer in 1992, shortly after publication of Cramer's "masterpiece of political reporting 'What It Takes: The Way to the White House.
McDonnell is throwing a small dinner party at the 21 Club in New York for journalist Richard Ben Cramer in 1992, shortly after publication of Cramer's "masterpiece of political reporting 'What It Takes: The Way to the White House.
Among them: "Joe DiMaggio'' by Richard Ben Cramer, "A civil war'' by John Feinstein, "The Yankee Years'' by Joe Torre, "Stan Musial'' by George Vecsey, "Everything They Had'' by (the late) David Halberstam, "Muhammad Ali'' by Thomas Hasey, "The ...
"What It Takes: The Way to the White House,'' by Richard Ben Cramer (Vintage). This 1992 book focuses on the presidential election of 1988 and provides a series of unforgettable portraits of the political giants of the end of the century, including ...
According to Richard Ben Cramer in Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life, the old man had a change of heart after Vince came home from his first year in the minors with $1,500 cash.


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