Donna Brazile

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Biography

Veteran political strategist Donna Brazile is the former Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and became the first African-American woman to serve as the manager of a major party presidential campaign, running the campaign of former Vice President Al Gore. She is also the author of the 2004 best-selling memoir Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics and a co-author of the forthcoming book, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics.

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Schedule

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Chamber
Book Talk
Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House

3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


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Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House

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 roadmap 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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