xx, 268 pages ; 24 cm
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The phone call -- Storm clouds -- From the back of the bus to center stage -- The Russians, the Russians, the Russians -- Picking the apples -- Trouble comes to the White House -- Gentlemen, let's put our dicks on the table -- Meeting at the FBI -- The duck and the spook -- The smell of a loss -- Bernie, I found the cancer but I won't kill the patient -- The collapse -- I am not Patsey the slave -- Hacker house -- October surprise -- The terror comes home -- State of denial -- Firefighters -- Comey's 18-wheeler -- Election night -- Grief and regret -- Epilogue : Choose hope, choose action -- Timeline of the hacking.
"In June 2016, the Washington Post first reported that Russian hackers had penetrated the Democratic National Committee. Barely a month later, these cyber criminals--which the U.S. government later confirmed as Russian intelligence operatives--posted thousands of damaging emails online. These documents seemed to confirm Bernie Sanders supporters' belief that the DNC had become a tool of the Clinton campaign well before the convention. The hacking's fallout was swift and devastating, and the attack wasn't even over. As chaos threatened to consume the party, Democrats turned to a familiar figure to right the ship: Donna Brazile. Known to millions from her frequent TV appearances, Brazile was no stranger to high stakes and dirty opponents. The longtime Democratic strategist had a reputation in Washington as a one-stop shop for fixing sticky problems. What Brazile found at the DNC, however, 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 nominee, 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 a campaign thriller with vital lessons for anyone who cares about free and fair elections. Only by laying bare the missteps, miscalculations, and crimes of 2016, Brazile contends, will Americans be able to salvage their democracy."--Dust jacket.