"Vivid, page-turning...will make a signal contribution to the national debate over who should be the next American president". (Michael Beschloss, bestselling author of Presidential Courage). "One of the best reporters working in Washington today ...brims with insight and high-level intrigue." (Jane Mayer, bestselling author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right). "An incredibly important book, timely and deeply revelatory." (Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames). As the U.S.' presidential campaign gears up, we are on the point of a major debate about America's role in the world. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were rivals who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historic destiny but different instincts about how to project power. As one prepares to relinquish the presidency, and the other makes her long-awaited bid for it, how Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama regard America's role in the world is a central question of our time. Mark Landler, White House correspondent for the New York Times, offers a deeply reported, first-hand account of the complex relationship between these two leaders and gives us a different way to think about Obama's legacy and Clinton's promise. With all the sweep of a grand history, enlivened by an insider's access, dozens of interviews, and breaking news, ALTER EGOS is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand these two supremely ambitious figures, and the storm-tossed world of modern politics.