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Applebee's America: How Successful Political, Business, and Religious Leaders Connect With the New American Community Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Sosnik, Douglas B., Dowd, Matthew J., Fournier, Ron
ISBN: 0743287193     ISBN-13: 9780743287197
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    OUR PRICE: $16.19  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: September 2007
Annotation: This "New York Times" bestseller, now in paperback, takes the readers behind the scenes of Clintons and Bushs operations, corporations, and churches to see the strategies they use to forge a sense of community (Amy Goldstein, "The Washington Post").
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Leadership; United States.
Leadership; United States; Case studies.
Organizational change; United States.
BISAC Categories:
- Business & Economics | Leadership
- Business & Economics | Development
- Political Science | Political Process
Dewey: 658.4092
LCCN: bl2008015466
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.50" W x 0.75" (0.56 lbs) 274 pages
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Publisher Description:
A unique team of authors -- Douglas B. Sosnik, a strategist in the Clinton White House; Matthew J. Dowd, a strategist for President Bush's two campaigns who has recently broken publicly with the president over the direction of the administration; and award-winning political journalist Ron Fournier -- took their exclusive insiders' knowledge far outside Washington's Beltway in search of keys to winning leadership.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2006 July #4)

Anyone wondering what that "values" buzz after the 2004 election was about, and what it means for business, religion and politics, will find solid answers in this analysis by a former Clinton aide, one of the masterminds behind the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign and a senior Associated Press political correspondent. In a unified, third-person voice, the three declare their intention to "help twenty-first-century American leaders think anew about the people they serveâ€"a people that, despite an increasingly multiracial society, "seem to be seeking more homogeneity in their lifestyle choices." Since the 1990s, they argue, the key to winning the hearts, dollars and votes of the American public and its leaders is appealing to "the three C's, connections, community, and civic engagement." Drawing on interviews with the middle class "exurb" residents who eat at Applebee's restaurants, as well as their own inside knowledge, the authors declare that the pattern holds across the greater part of the American spectrum. Though their narrow interview sample is a weakness, they draw conclusions about the political arena, where lifelong Democrats voted for Bush in 2004 on "gut instinct"; the business world, where customers at the more than 1,700 Applebee's restaurants deem it "a second home"; and in megachurches, which fulfill Americans "need for belonging and purpose in a new century." Illus. (Sept.)

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