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The Long Alliance

By: Gabriel Debenedetti
Narrated by: Gabriel Debenedetti,Will Damron
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The introduction is read by the author.

New York Magazine national correspondent Gabriel Debenedetti reveals an inside look at the historically close, complicated, occasionally co-dependent, and at-times uncertain relationship between Joe Biden and Barack Obama.

Delving far deeper than the simplistic “bromance” narrative that’s long held the public eye, The Long Alliance reveals the past, present, and future of the unusual partnership, detailing its development, its twists and turns, its ruptures and reunions, and its path to this pivotal moment for each man’s legacy. 

The true story of this relationship, from 2003 into 2022, is significantly more layered and consequential than is widely understood. The original mismatch between the veteran Washington traditionalist and the once-in-a-generation outsider has transformed repeatedly in ways that have molded not just four different presidential campaigns and two different political parties, but also wars, a devastating near-depression, movements for social equality, and the fight for the future of American democracy. The bond between them has been, at various times over the past two decades, tense, affectionate, nonexistent, and ironclad—but it has always been surprising. Now it is shaping a second presidential administration, and the future of the world as we know it. 

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company.

©2022 Gabriel Debenedetti (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

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A brilliant summary on an unlikely alliance

I’ve always wondered about how it would feel to work in the white house or to be a fly on the wall as momentous decisions were made. But to be at the table as President Obama and president Biden formed their alliance…stunning. What a pleasure to listen to and understand how these great men bonded to form a relationship that still to this day serves our great country is exceptional. Great credit to the author and I look forward to more of his work. This is a must read for students of politics and history.