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Battle for the soul : inside the Democrats' campaigns to defeat Trump / Edward-Isaac Dovere.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

"An award-winning political journalist for The Atlantic tells the inside story of how the embattled Democratic party, seeking a direction for its future during the Trump years, successfully regained the White House. The 2020 presidential campaign was a defining moment for America. As Donald Trump and his nativist populism cowed the Republican Party into submission, many Democrats-haunted by Hillary Clinton's shocking loss in 2016, which led to a four-year-long identity crisis-were convinced he would be unbeatable. Their party and the country, it seemed, might never recover. How, then, did Democrats manage to win the presidency, especially after the longest primary race and the biggest field ever? How did they keep themselves united through an internal struggle between newly empowered progressives and establishment forces--playing out against a pandemic, an economic crisis, and a new racial reckoning? Edward-Isaac Dovere's Battle for the Soul is the searing, fly-on-the-wall account of the Democrats' journey through recalibration and rebirth. Dovere traces this process from the early days in the wilderness of the post-Obama era, though the jockeying of potential candidates, to the backroom battles and exhausting campaigns, to the unlikely triumph of the man few expected to win, and through the inauguration and insurrection at the Capitol. Dovere draws on years of on-the-ground reporting and contemporaneous conversations with the key players-whether in Pete Buttigieg's hotel suite in Des Moines an hour before he won the Iowa caucuses or Joe Biden's first-ever interview in the Oval Office-as well as aides, advisors, and voters. With unparalleled access and an insider's command of the campaign, Battle for the Soul offers a compelling look at the policies, politics, people and the often absurd process of running for president." --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 324.9730933 .D743b 2021 (Text) 37814003423259 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 09/21/2021 Available -
Hood River County Library 324.2736 DOV 2021 (Text) 33892100736918 Adult New Books Book None 06/07/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984878076
  • ISBN: 1984878077
  • Physical Description: 518 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Viking, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Benign neglect -- Breaking the glass -- I hope __________ -- Fate and planning -- Not friends -- The spark -- Democrat X -- Why not? -- Launched into a void -- "God knows how Rusty Joe is" -- That little girl -- How much fun -- The line from Kyiv -- Heart trouble -- This system is crazy -- What was the plan? -- A billion dollars for Samoa -- Seventy-two hours that changed history -- Take him seriously -- Tic toc -- A knee on the neck -- A horrible, horrible process -- You have got to be kidding -- White House petri dish -- The other side of the desk -- What if it wasn't? -- The dog that caught the bus.
Summary, etc.:
"An award-winning political journalist for The Atlantic tells the inside story of how the embattled Democratic party, seeking a direction for its future during the Trump years, successfully regained the White House. The 2020 presidential campaign was a defining moment for America. As Donald Trump and his nativist populism cowed the Republican Party into submission, many Democrats-haunted by Hillary Clinton's shocking loss in 2016, which led to a four-year-long identity crisis-were convinced he would be unbeatable. Their party and the country, it seemed, might never recover. How, then, did Democrats manage to win the presidency, especially after the longest primary race and the biggest field ever? How did they keep themselves united through an internal struggle between newly empowered progressives and establishment forces--playing out against a pandemic, an economic crisis, and a new racial reckoning? Edward-Isaac Dovere's Battle for the Soul is the searing, fly-on-the-wall account of the Democrats' journey through recalibration and rebirth. Dovere traces this process from the early days in the wilderness of the post-Obama era, though the jockeying of potential candidates, to the backroom battles and exhausting campaigns, to the unlikely triumph of the man few expected to win, and through the inauguration and insurrection at the Capitol. Dovere draws on years of on-the-ground reporting and contemporaneous conversations with the key players-whether in Pete Buttigieg's hotel suite in Des Moines an hour before he won the Iowa caucuses or Joe Biden's first-ever interview in the Oval Office-as well as aides, advisors, and voters. With unparalleled access and an insider's command of the campaign, Battle for the Soul offers a compelling look at the policies, politics, people and the often absurd process of running for president." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Democratic Party (U.S.)
Presidents > United States > Election > 2020.
Political campaigns > United States.
Campaign management > United States.

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