Here is the first, insider, account of the precipitous fall of Hillary Clinton. How the scandals of a lifetime finally reached critical mass. How, in the last few days of the campaign, some on her staff saw the ghostly shroud of defeat creeping over them but were helpless to act, frozen by the self-denial of the group.
Here is an explanation of why the national media and their corporate owners kept Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren out of the race. Why they wanted their investment in the Clinton's to work and how they were willing to go to great lengths to make that happen.
Don't have time to read the thousands of leaked emails from inside the Clinton machine?
The author has done it for you and has come back from the experience with a stunning peek into the world of a political leader who privately declared that she wanted a hemisphere "with open trade and open borders."
Finally, here is the story of the rise of Donald Trump.
How his opponents sought to derail him.
This is the story of how Donald Trump's message and brand transcended the traps laid by his enemies. How, against all odds, he won the presidency. And here are the details of his plan to make American great again.
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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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.
I really enjoyed this book... it was fascinating to learn some of the behind the scenes of the campaigns. Highly recommended.
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.
A friend of mine recommended this book. This is one of those books you don't want to put down. Excellent read.
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