Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House

Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House

by Donna Brazile

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Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House by Donna Brazile

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Explosive... A blistering tell-all."---Washington Post

"People should sit up, take notes and change things."---Ace Smith, Los Angeles Times

"Brazile most certainly has a story to tell.... Vivid."---The Guardian

From Donna Brazile, former DNC chair and legendary political operative, an explosive and revealing new look at the 2016 election: the first insider account of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that enabled a Trump victory.

In the fallout of the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee--and as chaos threatened to consume the party's convention--Democrats turned to a familiar figure to right the ship: Donna Brazile. Known to millions from her frequent TV appearances, she was no stranger to high stakes and dirty opponents, and the longtime Democratic strategist had a reputation in Washington as a one-stop shop for fixing sticky problems.

What Brazile found at the DNC was unlike anything she had experienced before--and much worse than is commonly known. The party was beset by infighting, scandal, and hubris, while reeling from a brazen and wholly unprecedented attempt by a foreign power to influence the presidential election. Plus, its candidate, Hillary Clinton, faced an opponent who broke every rule in the political playbook.

Packed with never-before-reported revelations about what went down in 2016, Hacks is equal parts campaign thriller, memoir, and roadmap for the future. With Democrats now in the wilderness after this historic defeat, Hacks argues that staying silent about what went wrong helps no one. Only by laying bare the missteps, miscalculations, and crimes of 2016, Brazile contends, will Americans be able to salvage their democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316478519
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 106,289
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Donna Brazile is the former Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and a contributor to ABC News. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Brazile worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she served as Al Gore's campaign manager. In 2014, Brazile was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on to the board of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. She is founder and managing director of Brazile & Associates LLC, a general consulting, grassroots advocacy, and training firm based in Washington, DC.

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Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First, I must disclose that I voted for Donald Trump and I am one of the deplorables. With that said, I thought that the book was well written and a good read. While some of the grammeric errors, such as double negitives, kind of stopped me, I figure that she most likely must talk that way, so we must allow her writer's license to do so. It was a little disheartening to read how the Clinton campaign redirected money from the DNC, that people donated to help their respective states candidates, into the Clinton coffers. Also, they, the Clinton campain, raised and/or diverted a billion dollars and would not give the DNC the amount of 8 million requested to help the down candidates in the various states. As a kind of post script, how can DB want us to belive what she writes when she includes the thought that Al Gore created and/or invented the internet? Really, how can she believe that bs? Anyone that reads this book, I wish enlightenment in your political views. Stop the hate, no matter who you voted for. We are all Americans, please start acting that way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The candor, anger and disgust unspoken in the spaces of “Hacks: The inside story of break-ins and breakdown...” was evidence of the gut wrenching truth so many Americans refused to acknowledge. Our lesson is to challenge those who love tyranny and embrace what truly makes Americans great; Love of God, love of country with liberty and justice for all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im sorry i bought this book
johniew398 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading it to get Donna Brazile's insights into the election. Well written.
Greenlee07 More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. It reads like a Ludlum thriller. Brazile is candid, unflinching, detailed and unforgiving in her criticisms of those who could have addressed the issues she raised but were indifferent to her persistent efforts to get their attention. She was ignored by the Clinton campaign team who rejected her input despite her decades of political experience and contacts, relying solely on analytics instead of also considering the emotional aspect of voting. From Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s unethical push to make Clinton the party’s candidate at the expense of Bernie Sanders and leaving the DNC almost bankrupt, to the RNC’s avoidance of Brazile when she repeatedly tried to get them to join her in addressing the hacking issues (yes, the Russians DID indeed attempt to hack into the electronic voting systems in several states in addition to what we now know were thousands of fake Facebook and Twitter accounts they used to spread propaganda), doctored emails, threats against Brazile herself, all created a perfect storm that gave us the current troubled administration. Her frustration and anger is palpable on every page. I also read Hillary Clinton’s book ‘What Happened,” which fills out the picture from the candidate’s side. What is addressed in both books are all the factors that played into perhaps the most bizarre presidential campaign and outcome in US history. Both are worth a read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish I had checked it out of the library instead of wasting my money!!
HappyShopper More than 1 year ago
I am probably one of the few minorities that would never vote for a Democrat, but this "Hacks" book encouraged me more to not vote for a Democrat. What about the mention that Donald Trump was a Democrat for many years and helped Hillary for many years, not in the book. I would never vote for Trump either. I just found this as another quality rant of what some African-American women have to put up with at the USA workplaces, the unprofessional atmosphere. Brazile writes she runs around with Holy Water, but then she should have also left the few curse words out of the book, the editor should have removed them. I found this overall to be an excellent, interesting, well written book. I had a difficult time to stop reading it, and I will read it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the book, Donna at times seems a bit clueless and blindly trusting. And example is her comment “Comey could look all he wanted but he was not going to find anything. I believed that to be true. I knew Hillary was an honest person, and if she had made a slip in her emails it was not from a desire to hide anything.” (In the chapter titled “Comey’s 18-wheeler“)