Game of Thorns: The Inside Story of Hillary Clinton's Failed Campaign and Donald Trump's Winning Strategy

Game of Thorns: The Inside Story of Hillary Clinton's Failed Campaign and Donald Trump's Winning Strategy

by Doug Wead

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ISBN-13: 9781478921417
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 261,126
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

DOUG WEAD is one of the few living historians to have written about all of the American presidents. From Washington to Obama, he is an expert on presidential families. His book, All the President Children, which covered the presidents and their families, was a New York Times bestseller.


Wead has been an employee of ten presidential campaigns. He began as a writer for Ronald Reagan in 1979. In 1989 George H.W. Bush brought him on to senior staff at the White House as special assistant to the president and, most recently, he served as a senior adviser to Senator Rand Paul.


He is a regular TV commentator on everything First Family related and he's been a guest throughout the election process on Fox News, MSNBC and CNN and a commentator during the national conventions. He has been on The Today Show ten times. He's been interviewed by Matt Lauer, Lester Holt, Norah O'Donnell, and Andrea Mitchell. All the major journalists on CBS have featured him in televised segments from Dan Rather to Katie Couric to Charlie Rose. He has been interviewed by Diane Sawyer of ABC and the late, British news icon, David Frost.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Trade Edition ix

Introduction: An Alternate Universe 1

Part I Election-Night Surprise

Chapter 1 The Clintons' War with the FBI 11

Chapter 2 The Lost Voters of Elections Past 35

Chapter 3 Forgotten No Longer 50

Part II The Collapse of the House of Clinton

Chapter 4 Why Another Clinton Presidency? 71

Chapter 5 An Early Clinton Scandal Primer 82

Chapter 6 The Fu Lin Chinese Restaurant 104

Chapter 7 The Other Women 119

Chapter 8 Monica Lewinsky and Impeachment 140

Chapter 9 The Selling of the White House 150

Part III The Rise Of The House Of Trump

Chapter 10 Donald Trump, Out of the Shadows 165

Chapter 11 Saving New York City 178

Chapter 12 Trump and the Crowded Field 201

Chapter 13 An Unlikely Nominee 222

Chapter 14 It's a Trump World 242

Part IV Clash Of The Titans

Chapter 15 The Comeback of Hillary Clinton 261

Chapter 16 Crooked Hillary 276

Chapter 17 An October Surprise for Trump 290

Chapter 18 Hillary the Enabler 308

Chapter 19 The Next White House? 324

Chapter 20 Landing the Plane 349

Chapter 21 I Almost Never Lose 370

Endnotes 379

Acknowledgments 405

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Game of Thorns: The Inside Story of Hillary Clinton's Failed Campaign and Donald Trump's Winning Strategy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
StephanieNicole More than 1 year ago
I simply could not put this book down. From the moment I began reading it, I was intrigued and shocked by the first account stories that were being told. I thought I knew what happened during the 2016 election, but as I read page after page, I discovered the truth that the media wasn't reporting. Doug Wead masterfully tells the behind the scenes story of the election while presenting facts that will make your jaw drop. Game of Thorns is an absolute must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book reminds - or informs - the reader of the candidates' histories, and moves through the ups and downs of the campaign, providing many facts the public was not made aware of by the media.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not an honest account of the campaign --but an account written to make the extreme right wing Clinton haters confident in their views. Research designed to reach an already reached viewpoint is not a scholarly work. This an insult to political reporting
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book... it was fascinating to learn some of the behind the scenes of the campaigns. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though this book was not badly written, it did not tell me much that I did not know. One part of the book that annoyed me is that there is a very lengthy section of the book about all the scandals of Bill Clinton's presidency. I was not interested in those though his sex scandals probably did impact the 2016 elections.(it stopped the Clintons from taking the moral edge over Donald Trump's sexual improprieties.). I wanted to read more about Hilary Clinton and her issues. She has been in public life in her own right since 2000 and I wanted to know about her in her own right. I found some of the biographical information on Trump interesting. Also it was worthwhile reading about how much religion influences the way the evangelicals vote. However, for readers who followed the elections, I don;'t think the book adds much information. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.
johniew398 More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine recommended this book. This is one of those books you don't want to put down. Excellent read.