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"Frankly, we did win this election" : the inside story of how Trump lost / Michael C. Bender.

Bender, Michael C., (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Hawley Public Library 973.933 BEN (Text) 33500013455787 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538734803
  • ISBN: 153873480X
  • Physical Description: xi, 417 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-417).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Prologue -- Battle Creek -- The forty-year itch -- Momentum -- Acquitted, part one: the perfect call -- Victory lap -- Covid, part one: hyperbole in the time of pandemic -- Covid, part two: retooling the reelect -- Law and order -- Anarchy and chaos -- Juneteenth, observed -- The last MAGA rally -- Stepien's shot -- The Trump TV convention -- Hell week and a half -- Where's Hunter? -- Final stretch -- Election day -- Acquittal, part two: the insurrection -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"Beginning with President Trump's first impeachment and ending with his second, [this book] chronicles the inside-the-room deliberations between Trump and his campaign team as they opened 2020 with a sleek political operation built to harness a surge of momentum from a bullish economy, a unified Republican Party, and a string of domestic and foreign policy successes--only to watch everything unravel when fortunes suddenly turned. With first-rate sourcing cultivated from five years of covering Trump in the White House and both of his campaigns, Bender brings readers inside the Oval Office, aboard Air Force One, and into the front row of the movement's signature mega-rallies for the story of an epic election-year convergence of Covid, economic collapse, and civil rights upheaval--and an unorthodox president's attempt to battle it all ... Frankly, We Did Win This Election is the inside story of how Trump lost, and the definitive account of his final year in office that draws a straight line from the president's repeated insistence that he would never lose to the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol that imperiled one of his most loyal lieutenants--his own vice president"--Dust jacket flap.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 August #1
    Let the avalanche of new Trump books begin. Well, it never exactly ended, but COVID-19, along with the forty-fifth president's refusal to concede the 2020 election and the storming of the Capitol, has provided plenty of grist for the mill. Bender, White House correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, chronicles Trump's last year in office, which was bookmarked by impeachments. Bender's 150 hours of interviews with those close to Trump, both inside and outside the White House, show what previous books have also revealed—an undisciplined president surrounded by a staff mostly dedicated to pleasing him (and backstabbing one another). As the account details, this executive-wing chaos was never more true than when it came to COVID-19. The pandemic angered the president, primarily because it chewed up his chances for reelection. Bender details the opportunities Trump missed to address the pandemic, as masks were frowned upon while super-spreader events were not. There isn't much that's surprising here, though the many sources consulted, including Trump himself, give the narrative substance. Sometimes, unlike in some similar books, it's even clear whom the source is, as with the anecdote about Chief of Staff John Kelly's effort to get the president to avoid praising Hitler. Also making this Trump book stand out—along with Bender's page-turning writing style—are the portraits of some of the self-proclaimed Front Row Joes, folks so dedicated to Trump that they stayed in line, sometimes for days, to get the best seats at his rallies. What comes across clearly is the affection and loyalty these acolytes have, not just to Trump but also to each other. With his access to both people and internal communications, Bender's deep dive will make a splash. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Trump, Donald, 1946-
Presidents > United States > Election > 2020.
Political campaigns > United States.
United States > Politics and government > 2017-2021.
Trump, Donald, 1946-
Presidents > Election.
United States.
HISTORY / Social History.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections.
Genre: Political Science / American Government - Executive Branch.

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