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The Hill to Die On
The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump's America | Jake Sherman, Anna Palmer
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The startling inside story of Donald Trumps first two years in Washington as viewed from Capitol Hill, where lawmakers on both sides of the aisle jockeyed for advantage as American politics reached a fevered pitch. Taking readers into secret strategy calls and closed-door meetings from the House to the White House, Politico Playbook writers Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer trace the gamesmanship and the impulsiveness, the dealmaking and the backstabbing, in a blow-by-blow account of the power struggle that roiled Congress. Moving from the fights for advantage between Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer; to Mitch McConnells merciless, Machiavellian handling of the sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh; to Paul Ryans desperate, failed attempts to keep Mark Meadows from pushing Trump into a government shutdown over immigration, The Hill to Die On bristles with fresh news and tells the story of what really happened in some of the most defining moments our era. Like The West Wing for Congress, or Shattered meets This Town, The Hill to Die On tells an unforgettable story of politics and power, where the stakes going forward are nothing less than the future of America and the lives of millions of ordinary Americans.
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arubabookwoman
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Since the 2016 election, I‘ve read many books to understand the Trump phenomenon and our broken political system. This focuses on the inner workings of Congress, and covers the period from 2016 through the recent self-inflicted government shutdown. There‘s lots of behind the scenes maneuvering, and explanations of political calculations, as well as glimpses of the personalities behind the members I see on TV all the time. Surprisingly non-partisan

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Anna40
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I bought The Hill to die on at Books in Bloom, Columbia, MD. It's an annual book festival with panel discussions, book signings and family activities. Not sure how I will 'cope' with the book. Frankly, I don't know much about Congress and US politics but since election is coming up, it's crucial to learn as much as possible.

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Samplergal
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Multiple authors.

#bookishbingo

ManyWordsLater What is “space opera”? 4mo
Samplergal @ManyWordsLater Who knows? I guess if one is mentioned in a book???? I‘m going to assume that there is a new book they are pushing with that theme? 4mo
Michollio It's basically an action story that takes place in space with a lot of drama. Like Star Wars. 4mo
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Samplergal
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This was the best political book of the trump “ presidency”. This one focuses more on the congressional races. It really discusses the history of how we got here and the back stories to some of the politicians that will stop at nothing to continue their power in DC. #MAYMADNESS #NEWTOMEAUTHOR

Anna40 Cool! I didn't see that you had read and reviewed this book. Is it difficult to read if you don't know much about US politics? The authors were at Books in Bloom but I missed their book signing (was just a few minutes late). I saw/heard some of their panel discussion but with a 5 year old sitting next to me it was hard to focus. Next year I'll leave my son at home:). 3mo
Samplergal @Anna40 I‘m not sure how to answer your question as I‘m really quite a political junkie. I think it would be educational but if you‘re international it may be more difficult. I loved the book. I think it would be worth a try. 3mo
Anna40 Ok. If I have questions, can I post them here? 🙄 3mo
Samplergal Of course! 3mo
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