Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

Book - 2017
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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 tragic 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 will offer 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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Crown, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780553447088
Branch Call Number: History 324.973 All
Additional Contributors: Parnes, Amie


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Jun 07, 2017

Disappointing. I heard many great things about this book. The problem is it's ponderous to read. These writers dwell on every little detail and don't present a strong framework. They fail to present major themes and then provide the supporting events or people or situations within those themes. So you have to labor through every interaction and utterance of Hillary and her staff. You do come across valuable insights but it's a long slog. This is no Game Change, that's for sure.


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