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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 campaignthe 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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About the Author
AMIE PARNES is the senior political correspondent for The Hill newspaper in Washington and a CNN political analyst. She covered Hillary Clinton during the campaign and covers national politics.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 "Or I Wouldn't Have Run" 1
Chapter 2 The Mercenaries and the Missionaries 19
Chapter 3 Feeling the Bern 36
Chapter 4 The Summer of the Server 52
Chapter 5 The Biden Threat 70
Chapter 6 Mrs. October 80
Chapter 7 "I was Certain we were Going to Lose" 101
Chapter 8 The Prize and the Pain 121
Chapter 9 Base Politics 141
Chapter 10 Turning the Corner 163
Chapter 11 Canary in the Auto Plant 175
Chapter 12 Damage 200
Chapter 13 "Too Easy" 228
Chapter 14 "Hillary Just Can't Make Up Her Mind" 256
Chapter 15 But it Looked Great 270
Chapter 16 "It's So Phony" 301
Chapter 17 "Demeanor is the Debate" 322
Chapter 18 Red October 338
Chapter 19 Comey 355
Chapter 20 "I'm Sorry" 371
Chapter 21 The Aftermath 389