Books by Michael Grunwald

The New New Deal

The New New Deal. The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era.

New York Times best-seller

In a riveting account based on new documents and interviews with over 400 sources on both sides of the aisle, award-winning reporter Michael Grunwald reveals the vivid story behind President Obama’s $800 billion stimulus bill, one of the most important and least understood pieces of legislation in the history of the country. Grunwald’s meticulous reporting shows how the stimulus, though reviled on the right and the left, helped prevent a depression while jump-starting the president’s agenda for lasting change. As ambitious and far-reaching as FDR’s New Deal, the Recovery Act is a down payment on the nation’s economic and environmental future, the purest distillation of change in the Obama era.

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Hardcover, 528 pages. Ships on or around 8/14/12

Praise for The New New Deal.

The New New Deal is one of the two best books ever written about government”

The National Memo

“Meticulous…Grunwald lays out in shocking detail how the Republican leadership decided early and wholeheartedly not to cooperate with the new president…The New New Deal is the most interesting book that has been published about the Obama administration.”

The Economist

“Exceptional…The single best book on the inner workings of the Obama administration”

The Guardian

The New New Deal

The Swamp. The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise.

The Everglades was once reviled as a liquid wasteland, and Americans dreamed of draining it. Now it is revered as a national treasure, and Americans have launched the largest environmental project in history to try to save it. The Swamp is the stunning story of the destruction and possible resurrection of the Everglades, the saga of man’s abuse of nature in southern Florida and his unprecedented efforts to make amends. Michael Grunwald, a prize-winning national reporter for The Washington Post, takes readers on a riveting journey from the Ice Ages to the present, illuminating the natural, social and political history of one of America’s most beguiling but least understood patches of land.

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Paperback out now

Praise for The Swamp.

“Mr. Grunwald, a terrific writer, moves along at a cracking pace. The Swamp abounds in rascals, visionaries and visionary rascals. One of Mr. Grunwald’s virtues is his clear-eyed refusal to impose present-day standards on past behavior. The dredges dig, the railroad advances, the politicians scheme and the dreamers paint their Technicolor fantasies. The Everglades, Mr. Grunwald writes, was always too subtle to command love and respect, “less ooh or aah than hmm.” In his hands, the ooh and aah come to life.”

The New York Times