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The Resource Fever swamp : a journey through the strange Neverland of the 2016 presidential race, Richard North Patterson

Fever swamp : a journey through the strange Neverland of the 2016 presidential race, Richard North Patterson

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Fever swamp : a journey through the strange Neverland of the 2016 presidential race
Title
Fever swamp
Title remainder
a journey through the strange Neverland of the 2016 presidential race
Statement of responsibility
Richard North Patterson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By fall 2015, the rise of Donald Trump as the likely Republican nominee confirmed that, for better or worse, Americans had been transported to a strange new land populated by mysterious creatures, where the normal laws of the political universe no longer applied. Fascinated, amused, and appalled, bestselling novelist Richard North Patterson accepted an invitation to write one column per week for the Huffington Post about the presidential race. Those essays are collected here for the first time in a highly personal "journal" chronicling Patterson's observations in real time. Before long, thousands of Americans were reading Patterson's weekly descriptions of the campaign, a gauntlet without rules in which the projected psyches of the candidates reflected--and stirred--the roiling emotions of a substantially disgruntled electorate. Smart, prescient, funny, and deeply informed by extensive background research, these pieces form a narrative that captures the race as it occurred--the bald-faced lies, the painful truths, the pivotal issues, and the astonishing personalities that made the election of 2016 utterly unpredictable and uniquely consequential. Best of all, in marginalia scattered throughout the book Patterson looks back to see where he was right, where he was wrong, and where events were so beyond human experience that no one could have predicted them. In this bracing, funny book, Patterson brings to bear a novelist's piercing sensibility to the process of examining the election, moments that betray a candidate's character and inner life and hold up a mirror to the American population. Filled with fresh insights and indelible prose, Fever Swamp is a masterful take on a unique campaign filled with the pathos, humor, and important lessons of the liveliest playground shoving match
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Patterson, Richard North
Dewey number
324/.973
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK526 2016
LC item number
.P38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Political culture
  • Political campaigns
  • Presidential candidates
Target audience
general
Label
Fever swamp : a journey through the strange Neverland of the 2016 presidential race, Richard North Patterson
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Plutocrats, birthers, climate deniers, a reality star, a Socialist from Vermont, a scrum of candidates killing each other, and an entire political party gone mad -- Primaries, guns, the court, Bernie vs. Hillary, the rise of Trump, and the collapse of the GOP establishment -- The Donald, Hillary, narcissism, racism, political insanity, and the surprising fatefulness of two conventions -- Russian hackers, a media awakening, videotapes, changes of groping, claims of voter fraud, three debates, a dogged Democrat, and a GOP candidate cracking up until an FBI director throws him a lifeline -- The very last scary days, an election filled with dread, and an extremely sober national reckoning
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 448 pages
Isbn
9781681441658
Lccn
2016956580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958797787
Label
Fever swamp : a journey through the strange Neverland of the 2016 presidential race, Richard North Patterson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Plutocrats, birthers, climate deniers, a reality star, a Socialist from Vermont, a scrum of candidates killing each other, and an entire political party gone mad -- Primaries, guns, the court, Bernie vs. Hillary, the rise of Trump, and the collapse of the GOP establishment -- The Donald, Hillary, narcissism, racism, political insanity, and the surprising fatefulness of two conventions -- Russian hackers, a media awakening, videotapes, changes of groping, claims of voter fraud, three debates, a dogged Democrat, and a GOP candidate cracking up until an FBI director throws him a lifeline -- The very last scary days, an election filled with dread, and an extremely sober national reckoning
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 448 pages
Isbn
9781681441658
Lccn
2016956580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958797787

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