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Balz, Daniel J.

Overview
Works: 29 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 3,906 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: E906, 973.932
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Daniel J Balz
The battle for America, 2008 : the story of an extraordinary election by Daniel J Balz( Book )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The election of 2008 shattered political barriers, illuminated undercurrents of race, gender, and class, and ignited an extraordinary battle among some of the most formidable political rivals ever to seek the presidency in Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain. The election played out against a backdrop of wars, a shattered economy and deep pessimism about the future. Journalists Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson follow this campaign from the candidates' first forays to Obama's victory celebration. They reveal the strategic mistakes of the Clinton campaign and the story behind Obama's breakthrough organization. They cover McCain's struggle for survival in the Republican primaries, Sarah Palin, and the economic meltdown. Exclusive interviews with the candidates and their top strategists produce intimate portraits of Obama, Clinton, and McCain under stress; they also move far off the campaign trail to listen to voters express their anxieties about the darkening economic climate and the challenges facing the U.S.--From publisher description
Collision 2012 : Obama vs. Romney and the future of elections in America by Daniel J Balz( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 2012 election was unpredictable, entertaining, and ultimately decisive, a two-year drama with a sprawling cast of characters and plot twists that kept even expert observers dazed and confused. In the end, Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney by a relatively comfortable margin, but the story of how they got to the finish line is one of the most compelling in modern American politics. Collision 2012 tells the whole story in all its richness--Obama's political reawakening after the debt ceiling debacle in the summer of 2011; the long and often bizarre battle Romney survived to win the Republican nomination; the world of Big Data in Obama's Chicago headquarters, which produced the most sophisticated campaign int he history of presidential politics; and Romney's travails as a candidate often at odds with his own part. Rarely has a presidential race involved two candidates who came from such divergent backgrounds and who had such different worldviews as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The book draws sharp portraits of the two nominees, as Obama sought to turn around his presidency after his party's midterm shellacking in 2010 and Romney overcame initial doubts about his ability to win over "true" conservatives. Dan Balz, one of the country's premier political reporters, takes readers inside both campaigns during the crucial moments of the general election, from the summer battle to define Romney to the fiasco of the Republican's "47 percent" comment and the president's disastrous performance in the Denver debate, which breathed life into Romney's struggling candidacy. Before all that, Romney faced serial challenges as he tried to prove that he was not a misfit in a party dominated by the Tea Party and other religious and social conservatives. Rick Perry seemed straight out of central casting for presidential candidates until he imploded join the debate stage. Newt Gingrich repeatedly rose form the dead to challenge Romney in a series of bitterly fought primaries. Rick Santorum managed to turn three meaningless victories into a rationale to become Romney's last notable challenger. Cameos by Donald Trump, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Paul Ryan, and Chris Christie provided both amusement and embarrassment for a part searching for its identity. The 2012 campaign played out against the backdrop of an economy still struggling to revive itself and of a changing America, where shifting demographics and deep polarization shaped both the dialogue and the outcome. New forces, including Super PACs and their billionaire contributors, the rise of Twitter, and the proliferation of polls and debates, set this election apart from any that had come before it. In telling this story, The Washington Post's Dan Balz draws on sources deep inside all the campaigns as well as decades of experience covering American politics. His reporting includes lengthy and revealing interviews with many of the candidates who sought the presidency. The result is an insider;s account of the decisions and strategies of the candidates combined wit a historian's perspective on the underlying forces that are reshaping the country. As a record of political theater and as a window into the struggle between where America has been and where it may be going, Collision 2012 puts the race for the White House in much needed context and explores just what the election means for the future of the democratic process
Storming the gates : protest politics and the Republican revival by Daniel J Balz( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two years after voters drove George Bush from the White House, the Republican party rode a wave of antigovernment sentiment and disappointment with President Clinton to capture Congress for the first time in forty years. In Storming the Gates, seasoned political reporter Dan Balz and Ronald Brownstein take us inside this climactic GOP victory and reveal with fresh insights how the assault on sixty years of Democratic governance and domestic programs turned out and its impact on the struggle for power in the 1996 elections. Who are these new Republicans, and how did they revive themselves so quickly after Bush's defeat? What are their prospects for consolidating their electoral success of 1994 into a lasting victory that could permanently realign politics into the next century?
The battle for America 2008 the story of an extraordinary election by Daniel J Balz( Recording )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The election of 2008 shattered political barriers, illuminated undercurrents of race, gender, and class, and ignited an extraordinary battle among some of the most formidable political rivals ever to seek the presidency in Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain. The election played out against a backdrop of wars, a shattered economy and deep pessimism about the future. Journalists Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson follow this campaign from the candidates' first forays to Obama's victory celebration. They reveal the strategic mistakes of the Clinton campaign and the story behind Obama's breakthrough organization. They cover McCain's struggle for survival in the Republican primaries, Sarah Palin, and the economic meltdown. Exclusive interviews with the candidates and their top strategists produce intimate portraits of Obama, Clinton, and McCain under stress; they also move far off the campaign trail to listen to voters express their anxieties about the darkening economic climate and the challenges facing the U.S.--From publisher description
Collision 2012 Obama vs. Romney and the future of elections in America by Daniel J Balz( Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An inside view and analysis of the Obama-Romney presidential race. Using sources deep inside both campaigns and on the campaign trail through primary and battleground states, Washington Post correspondent Dan Balz writes with a keen political mind and a seasoned reporter's ear. He traces the highs and lows of the Obama presidency as well as the ruthless Republican primary as both laid the groundwork for one of the most crucial, contentious elections of our time
Karl Rove, the architect by Michael Kirk( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
President George W. Bush called him "the architect" of his re-election victory. He has been Bush's chief strategist from the beginning, but Karl Rove is much more than a political guru, he is also the single most powerful policy advisor in the White House. Frontline traces the political history and modus operandi of the man who has been on the inside of every political and policy decision of the Bush administration
The battle for America : the story of an extraordinary election by Daniel J Balz( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The election of 2008 shattered political barriers and illuminated undercurrents of race, gender, and class. It played out against a backdrop of wars, a shattered economy, and deep pessimism about the future. Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson, who followed the campaign from the first forays into Iowa and New Hampshire to Obama's victory celebration, offer in a riveting account of how this election marked a new era in American politics at a watershed moment for the nation
Obama vs. Romney 'the take' on election 2012 by Daniel J Balz( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Obama vs. Romney is a collection of 50 dispatches from the campaign trail, by one the preeminent political journalists of our times. Balz recounts the back-and-forth slugfest of 2012 in a single seamless narrative, including his hundreds of interviews with behind-the-scenes players who crafted both Obama's scorched-earth re-election game plan and Romney's audacious strategy for unseating a president. The result is a complete inside story of the campaign from the early days in both parties, through the dramatic ending that wasn't written until the very last hours of the election
Congress : new rules, new leaders, old problems articles ( )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collision 2012 : the future of election politics in a dividied in America by Daniel J Balz( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 2012 election was unpredictable, entertaining, and ultimately decisive, a two-year drama with a sprawling cast of characters and plot twists that kept even expert observers dazed and confused. In the end, Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney by a relatively comfortable margin, but the story of how they got to the finish line is one of the most compelling in modern American politics. Collision 2012 tells the whole story in all its richness--Obama's political reawakening after the debt ceiling debacle in the summer of 2011; the long and often bizarre battle Romney survived to win the Republican nomination; the world of Big Data in Obama's Chicago headquarters, which produced the most sophisticated campaign int he history of presidential politics; and Romney's travails as a candidate often at odds with his own part. Rarely has a presidential race involved two candidates who came from such divergent backgrounds and who had such different worldviews as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The book draws sharp portraits of the two nominees, as Obama sought to turn around his presidency after his party's midterm shellacking in 2010 and Romney overcame initial doubts about his ability to win over "true" conservatives. Dan Balz, one of the country's premier political reporters, takes readers inside both campaigns during the crucial moments of the general election, from the summer battle to define Romney to the fiasco of the Republican's "47 percent" comment and the president's disastrous performance in the Denver debate, which breathed life into Romney's struggling candidacy. Before all that, Romney faced serial challenges as he tried to prove that he was not a misfit in a party dominated by the Tea Party and other religious and social conservatives. Rick Perry seemed straight out of central casting for presidential candidates until he imploded join the debate stage. Newt Gingrich repeatedly rose form the dead to challenge Romney in a series of bitterly fought primaries. Rick Santorum managed to turn three meaningless victories into a rationale to become Romney's last notable challenger. Cameos by Donald Trump, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Paul Ryan, and Chris Christie provided both amusement and embarrassment for a part searching for its identity. The 2012 campaign played out against the backdrop of an economy still struggling to revive itself and of a changing America, where shifting demographics and deep polarization shaped both the dialogue and the outcome. New forces, including Super PACs and their billionaire contributors, the rise of Twitter, and the proliferation of polls and debates, set this election apart from any that had come before it. In telling this story, The Washington Post's Dan Balz draws on sources deep inside all the campaigns as well as decades of experience covering American politics. His reporting includes lengthy and revealing interviews with many of the candidates who sought the presidency. The result is an insider;s account of the decisions and strategies of the candidates combined wit a historian's perspective on the underlying forces that are reshaping the country. As a record of political theater and as a window into the struggle between where America has been and where it may be going, Collision 2012 puts the race for the White House in much needed context and explores just what the election means for the future of the democratic process
Meet the press ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: an interview with Nancy Pelosi and her quest to become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives; political insights and analysis with Dan Balz and Todd Burdum; impressionist Steve Bridges as President George W. Bush
Meet the press ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: Republican governors Christine Whitman, Tommy Thompson, Pete Wilson, and William Weld discuss immigration, education, welfare, and budgets. David Broder joins as panelist; insights and analysis from Dan Balz and David Broder
Interest groups : who they are and how they influence : articles ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet the press ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: Larry Summers discusses the economy; Dan Balz, Haynes Johnson, Harold Ford, Jr. and J.C. Watts discuss the current impact of the 2008 presidential election
Meet the press ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: Carl Levin discusses the plan for withdrawing troops from Iraq; political insights and analysis from Doris Kearns Goodwin, Maureen Dowd, Byron York, and Dan Balz
Meet the press ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: Dan Balz, Andrea Mitchell, John Harwood, Ron Brownstein, Eugene Robinson, and Chuck Todd discuss the presidential campaign
Meet the press ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: former President Bill Clinton discusses his Global Initiative conference; insights and analysis on the presidential hopefuls for 2008 from Dan Balz, David Gregory, Pat Buchanan, and Tavis Smiley
Meet the press ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: an update on the earthquake in Japan from Lester Holt; Japanese Ambassador to the United States, Ichiro Fujisaki; president of the Nuclear Energy Institute, Marvin Fertel; Senator Chuck Schumer and Governor Mitch Daniels discusses the budget battles; insights and analysis from Michele Norris and Dan Balz
Meet the press ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: Tom Daschle and Ed Rendell discuss the Obama and Clinton campaigns; insights and analysis from Dan Balz, Ron Brownstein, Gwen Ifill, and John Harwood
Meet the press ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: Peter Alexander is covering the campaign trail on the Romney/Ryan rally; Reince Priebus and governor, Scott Walker discuss the biography of Paul Ryan and whether he is a game changing choice politically; David Axelrod discusses how he can help Obama defeat the Romney/Ryan ticket; Rich Lowry, Rachel Maddow, Bill Bennett, Dan Balz, and Chuck Todd discuss the full analysis of what this all means for the remaining 86 days of the campaign
 
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Alternative Names
Balz, Dan
Languages
English (52)
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