The New New Deal
Simon and Schuster
Drawing on new documents and interviews with more than 400 sources, award-winning reporter Michael Grunwald reveals the vivid story behind one of the most important and least understood laws in U.S. history, President Obama’s $800 billion stimulus. Grunwald’s New York Times bestseller shows how the politically disastrous stimulus was a real new New Deal, preventing a depression while jumpstarting the president’s ambitious agenda for lasting change. It launched America’s transition to a clean-energy economy, established the boldest education reform in U.S. history, overhauled the nation’s antipoverty programs, and funded the most extensive infrastructure investments since Eisenhower’s interstate highway system. This is the definitive account not only of a transformative law, but of a transformative president’s first term.
the hidden story of change in the Obama era
The campaign for change. A man with a plan ; The four pillars ; The collapse ; "We were staring into the abyss"
Making change. Ready before Day One ; The moment ; The Party of No ; "Wow. We can actually do it" ; Shirts and skins ; From zero to sixty ; Done deal
Change in action. Ready or not ; Tea leaves ; Change is hard ; Gas versus brakes ; Green new world ; Political recovery ; Not quite done ; The legacy
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