Steven RattnerJonathan AlterWhite House administrations generate books like leaves grow on trees. This video was recorded only 18 months into the Barack Obama presidency, and already the titles were flourishing in publishers’ catalogs. Two of the most anticipated such books – THE PROMISE: President Obama, Year One, from Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter, and OVERHAUL: Inside the Obama Administration’s Mission to Save The American Automotive Industry by Steven Rattner who led the federal government’s restructuring of Chrysler and General Motors – were feted at BookExpo America 2010.

In a special “Author Stages” discussion, Alter and Rattner spoke with Chris Kenneally about how President Obama tackles the myriad challenges he has faced since his historic inauguration.

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