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Like all political reporters, I'd devoured Timothy Crouse and Hunter S. Thompson and Richard Ben Cramer and David Foster Wallace's Up, Simba! (plus glossary), romanticizing the campaign bus beyond all reason. I imagined Great Men, the "heavies" as Crouse called the top rung on the hierarchy ...
Her grandfather, James Robinson, was on Ohio's first Supreme Court, according to Richard Ben Cramer's "What It Takes." Her father, Marvin Pierce, was a distant descendant of President Franklin Pierce. George H.W. Bush's father, Prescott Bush, was a U.S. senator from Connecticut. She was a ...
“The classics” meant Richard Ben Cramer's “What It Takes,” David Foster Wallace's “Up, Simba!” (plus glossary), Hunter S. Thompson's “Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72” and Timothy Crouse's “The Boys on the Bus.” I mixed in more obscure volumes, like “Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis 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, and another great journalist, Christopher Dickey. Dickey was also a Washington Post staffer. His father was James Dickey, the former US poet laureate and author of ...
Originally published in the October 17, 1977, edition of The Baltimore Sun, this column appears here with permission from the author's estate. I admit it. I'm a Yankee fan, always have been. It wasn't my fault, really… you see, my grandfather… Error loading player: No playable sources found. Well, enough ...

RICHARD BEN CRAMER WAS THE WRITER'S WRITER: A LARGER-THAN-LIFE REPORTER WHO COULD CRACK ANY SUBJECT. (HE FIGURED OUT JOE BIDEN AND TEDDY BALLGAME, FOR GOD'S SAKE.) AND THEN HE TOOK ON ALEX RODRIGUEZ, WHO STUMPED THE AUTHOR EVEN ...
There's no easy answer to that question, but in his book What It Takes, the late Richard Ben Cramer came closer to finding out than just about anybody before or since. Cramer followed the Republican and Democratic candidates for the presidency in 1988, and chronicled what it was like for politicians to run ...
New Hampshire presidential primary (or any other bar, for that matter). But not reporter Richard Ben Cramer, the author of a truly groundbreaking book on American politics, "What It Takes," still fresh after more than 20 years. Cramer took familiarity to an intense new level, parking himself in the kitchens and ...
Every weekend, Longform shares a collection of great stories from its archive with Slate. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform on Twitter. Have an iPad? Download Longform's app to read the latest picks, plus features from 70 of the world's best magazines, ...
A labor of six years and 1,047 pages, the book, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer, appeared in 1992 to mixed reviews. Subtitled "The Way to the White House," it was an intimate, deeply reported chronicle of the 1988 presidential race. Mr. Cramer, who died on Monday at 62 ...
Subscribe to The Atlantic's Politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas and events in American politics. 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 Booknotes to discuss how he wrote his then just-published ...
Richard Ben Cramer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of “What It Takes,” a prodigious account of the 1988 presidential election that has been widely hailed as among the finest books about American politics ever written, died on Monday night in Baltimore . He was 62. His daughter, Ruby ...
For anyone inspired to read more, try Richard Ben Cramer's classic political book, "What It Takes." That was then. "All the evidence we find is that, as a political issue, it is falling flat, influencing very few votes, if any." So said NBC's David Brinkley on the air in 1972, referring to the story known as Watergate.
“The classics” meant Richard Ben Cramer's “What It Takes,” David Foster Wallace's “Up, Simba!” (plus glossary), Hunter S. Thompson's “Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72” and Timothy Crouse's “The Boys on the Bus.” I mixed in more obscure volumes, like “Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the ...
There's a famous book called What it Takes by Richard Ben Cramer about the 1998 presidential election, and it documents the personal qualities, skills and accomplishments politicians allegedly need to compete for the White House. Trump has none of them: in many ways he's the opposite of everything ...
It was there on the floor of my uncle's house in Florida, in a short stack of books nestled between the sofa and the dinner table. Almost a quarter-century after I bought it, my paperback copy of Richard Ben Cramer's 1992 nonfiction political epic "What It Takes" had somehow made its way across the country ...

It was there on the floor of my uncle's house in Florida, in a short stack of books nestled between the sofa and the dinner table. Almost a quarter-century after I bought it, my paperback copy of Richard Ben Cramer's 1992 nonfiction political epic "What It Takes" had somehow made its way across the country ...
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, and another great journalist, Christopher Dickey. Dickey was also a Washington Post staffer. His father was James Dickey, the former US poet laureate and author of ...
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, and another great journalist, Christopher Dickey. Dickey was also a Washington Post staffer. His father was James Dickey, the former US poet laureate and author of ...
The relationship between the drama of a presidential campaign, and the literature and reportage that come from it, is shaky at best. By acclamation the best modern campaign-trail book, What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer (see Molly Ball's assessment here), came from the historically very uninspiring ...
Originally published in the October 17, 1977, edition of The Baltimore Sun, this column appears here with permission from the author's estate. Error loading player: No playable sources found. I admit it. I'm a Yankee fan, always have been. It wasn't my fault, really… you see, my grandfather… Well, enough ...
RICHARD BEN CRAMER WAS THE WRITER'S WRITER: A LARGER-THAN-LIFE REPORTER WHO COULD CRACK ANY SUBJECT. (HE FIGURED OUT JOE BIDEN AND TEDDY BALLGAME, FOR GOD'S SAKE.) AND THEN HE TOOK ON ALEX RODRIGUEZ, WHO STUMPED THE AUTHOR EVEN ...
There's no easy answer to that question, but in his book What It Takes, the late Richard Ben Cramer came closer to finding out than just about anybody before or since. Cramer followed the Republican and Democratic candidates for the presidency in 1988, and chronicled what it was like for politicians to run ...
New Hampshire presidential primary (or any other bar, for that matter). But not reporter Richard Ben Cramer, the author of a truly groundbreaking book on American politics, "What It Takes," still fresh after more than 20 years. Cramer took familiarity to an intense new level, parking himself in the kitchens and ...
Every weekend, Longform shares a collection of great stories from its archive with Slate. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform on Twitter. Have an iPad? Download Longform's app to read the latest picks, plus features from 70 of the world's best magazines, ...
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 Booknotes to discuss how he wrote his then just-published masterwork, What It Takes: The Way to the White House. richardbencramer.banner.jpg. Below, he ...
Richard Ben Cramer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of “What It Takes,” a prodigious account of the 1988 presidential election that has been widely hailed as among the finest books about American politics ever written, died on Monday night in Baltimore . He was 62. His daughter, Ruby ...
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Before Richard Ben Cramer bought his old white farmhouse here in 1993, he called in “the best real estate guy that I know,” and then-Delaware Sen. Joe Biden and his brother Jimmy drove down from Wilmington to have a look. The Biden brothers approved, and Joe Biden “had a ...
"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 ...
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.
By acclamation the best modern campaign-trail book, What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer (see Molly Ball's assessment here), came from the ...
The most valuable of such books, like Richard Ben Cramer's “What It Takes,” about all the candidates in 1988, tell the reader something ...
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