So, uh… how was your November?
The Making of Donald Trump: Covering the long arc of Trump’s pre-presidential career, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Cay Johnston tells the full story of how a boy from a quiet section of Queens, NY would become an entirely new, and complex, breed of public figure. Trump is a man of great media savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, and political clout. Yet his career, long before he embarked on the fateful political campaign that has plunged America into turmoil, was already plagued by legal troubles and mounting controversy.
The Destruction of Hillary Clinton: How did an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate—whose victory would have been as historic as Barack Obama’s—come to be seen as a tool of the establishment, a chronic liar, and a talentless politician? In this masterful narrative of the 2016 campaign year, Susan Bordo unpacks the right-wing assault on Clinton and her reputation, the way the left provoked the suspicion and indifference of a younger generation, and the unprecedented influence of the media.