Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
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It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the riveting story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign--the candidate herself.
Through deep access to insiders from the top to the bottom of the campaign, political writers Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes have reconstructed the key decisions and unseized opportunities, the well-intentioned misfires and the hidden thorns that turned a winnable contest into a devastating loss. Drawing on the authors' deep knowledge of Hillary from their previous book, the acclaimed biography HRC, Shattered offers an object lesson in how Hillary herself made victory an uphill battle, how her difficulty articulating a vision irreparably hobbled her impact with voters, and how the campaign failed to internalize the lessons of populist fury from the hard-fought primary against Bernie Sanders.
Moving blow-by-blow from the campaign's difficult birth through the bewildering terror of election night, Shattered tells an unforgettable story with urgent lessons both political and personal, filled with revelations that will change the way readers understand just what happened to America on November 8, 2016.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Laura400 - LibraryThing
Good behind-the-scenes account that benefits from exhaustive and candid interviews with a wide range of campaign personnel. It can be a bit of a slog, at times, and tends to repeat the same points over and over, but it pulls no punches, is thorough and often lacerating. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AstonishingChristina - LibraryThing
An account by two journalists on the inside story of Hillary Clinton's campaign for the presidency in 2016. Many (or most) of their informants only agreed to speak "on background," (not wishing to ... Read full review
FEELING THE BERN
THE SUMMER OF THE SERVER
THE BIDEN THREAT
I WAS CERTAIN WE WERE GOING TO LOSE
HILLARY JUST CANT MAKE UP HERMIND
BUTT 100KED GREAT
ITS SO PHONY
DEMEANOR IS THE DEBATE
THE PRIZE AND THE PAIN
TURNING THE CORNER
CANARY IN THE AUTO PLANT
Chapter 2 THE AFTERMATH