Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

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Crown, 2017 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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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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User Review  - kenkarpay - LibraryThing

Reading this incredibly reported book is like watching an automobile accident in slow motion: the implosion of the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign. The authors leave to others to explain ... Read full review

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User Review  - gmmartz - LibraryThing

"Shattered" is a decent read if you're interested in how the 2016 presidential campaign gave the country such a frightful result. Lots of characters, lots of intrigue, tons of bad decisions.... what ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter
4
Chapter
10
Chapter
16
FEELING THE BERN
36
THE SUMMER OF THE SERVER
52
THE BIDEN THREAT
70
MRS 00TOBER
80
I WAS CERTAIN WE WERE GOING TO LOSE
101
T00 EASY
228
HILLARY JUST CANT MAKE UP HERMIND
256
BUTT 100KED GREAT
270
ITS SO PHONY
301
DEMEANOR IS THE DEBATE
322
RED OCTOBER
338
COMEY
355
IM SORRY
371

THE PRIZE AND THE PAIN
121
BASE POLITICS
141
TURNING THE CORNER
163
CANARY IN THE AUTO PLANT
175
DAMAGE
200
Chapter 2 THE AFTERMATH
389
Notes
403
Acknowledgments
441
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About the author (2017)

JONATHAN ALLEN has covered national politics for PoliticoBloomberg, and Vox. He is the head of community and content for Sidewire, and writes a weekly political column for Roll Call.

AMIE PARNES is the senior political correspondent for The Hill newspaper in Washington. She covered Hillary Clinton during the campaign and will cover the Trump administration.

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