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Author: Donna Brazile Narrator: Donna Brazile Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2017 ISBN: 9781478999362
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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 road map 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This book is a triumph.”

    Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Explosive… erhaps not since George Stephanopoulos wrote All Too Human, a 1999 memoir of his years working for former president Bill Clinton, has a political strategist penned such a blistering tell-all.”

    Washington Post

  • “The former DNC chair’s memoir of election defeat has it all…Brazile most certainly has a story to tell An easy and vivid read, everything one expects in a first-person campaign narrative—except for its detailed discussion of Russia’s hacks, WikiLeaks, and threats to Brazile herself. On that score, the book is down-right alarming.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Donna Brazile is one of the truly brilliant minds in the Democratic Party, and she’s venting her frustration on the way she was treated and frankly she has every right to do so…And frankly people should sit up, take notes and change things instead of carping about it.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • A New York Times bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 4/17/2018

    " What a great read. It shouldn't have come as a surprise to find out that Hillary Clinton was the one calling the financial shots, and not THE DNC. My favorite part was hearing Brazile talk about Donald Trump, especially when she describes him walking across the debate stage "Like a gangsta, like a village thug." Oh my sweet mercy, I cracked up! Brazile spends a good portion of the book ranting about the Russian hacking of the US election, but surprisingly says nothing about the DNC rigging the Primary in favor of HRC instead of letting the election play out as it should have. Shame on all of them. They got exactly what they deserved - A BIG, FAT PRESIDENTIAL LOSS, and I for one, couldn't be happier! "

  • 3.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 5 N2alot | 11/30/2017

    " I was looking forward to listening to this book because of the publicity it generated. Most people know that Donna is a political insider, so I was ready to find out what went on behind the scenes at the DNC Headquarters. She did not disappoint, and I finished the audio book in a couple of days, finding it hard to stop. At times, she sounded a little bit like a whiner, but I guess she had plenty of reasons to be one. I would give her book four stars out of five. The only reason for not giving her 5 stars is I think she should have paid a professional reader and, hence, the reading would not have been so emotional. "

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, she worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she served as Al Gore’s campaign manager. In 2014, she 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.