Shattered by Jonathan Allen
Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

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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.
 

About Jonathan Allen

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JONATHAN ALLEN is the White House Bureau Chief for POLITICO. An award-winning reporter, he has also written extensively about Congress and national politics, and he appears frequently as a political analyst on national television news programs. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Stephanie, and their children, Asher and Emma.AMIE PARNES is the White House correspondent for The Hill newspaper in Washington, where she covers the Obama Administration. A ten-year veteran of political journalism, she traveled with the Clinton, Obama and McCain campaigns while covering the 2008 presidential race for POLITICO. She appears frequently on MSNBC and has also been featured on CNN, Fox News and other networks.
 
Published April 18, 2017 by Crown. 480 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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An in-depth dissection of Hillary Clinton's second campaign for the presidency, a failure on many counts—except, of course, that of the popular vote.

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The Columbus Dispatch

By using competing factions, Clinton got the inevitable — a bland, lengthy speech that meandered into a laundry list of every program she wanted to push through Congress.The book is fast-paced and exceptionally well-done, although a few cliches get in the way, such as when the authors describe vi...

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Lincoln Journal Star

However, according to the authors, the main culprit for Hillary’s failure was a candidate unable to elucidate a credible reason for exposing herself to the torture which presidential politics has become and to find a believable vision for the American public.

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New York Observer

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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BG Daily News

As fear gave over to dread in the Peninsula Hotel, the Clinton campaign reacted as you might expect: Bill Clinton became furious, Hillary Clinton turned stoic and their cocksure aides started to blame one another.

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After all, the bullet-ridden body of the father he never really knew was found in a dumpster while Karl was still young.

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I haven’t read the book that is the talk of the town right now by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes titled “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.” After reading a lot about the book, I’ve decided to give it a pass for several reasons.

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