Shattered - Inside Hillary Clintons Doomed Campaign
Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen

by

Jack Shields

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Chapter 1

Allen and Parnes begin the book by giving the readers a glimpse of what they think troubled Clinton’s campaign. According to the authors, “the ...

Chapter 2

In this chapter, Allen and Amie begin by explaining to the readers how Robby Mook came to be Clinton’s campaign manager. Mook was a rising star a...

Chapter 3

Allen and Parnes discuss the ascent of Bernie Sanders, an inferior-but-troublesome candidate who gave Hillary Clinton many sleepless nights (Allen ...

Chapter 4

According to the authors, Hillary and her team’s response to the e-mail server scandal mirrored a classic underestimation of the existing threat ...

Chapter 5

In this chapter, the authors discuss the threat of Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy. There were some convincing reasons for him to run, includi...

Chapter 6

The month of October became significant in Hillary’s presidential bid. It was during this month that she rejected the Trans-Pacific Partnership t...

Chapter 7

Hillary almost lost the Iowa primary election to Sanders, who was by then gaining popularity at an alarming rate, and where the campaign was going ...

Chapter 8

In this chapter, the authors talk about the cost of underestimating Sanders. Clinton thought that she had organized a campaign capable of zooming t...

Chapter 9

In the Nevada primary, Clinton was able to put up a good fight and eventually win. Losing Nevada could have been devastating to her and the campaig...

Chapter 10

There was no doubt that Clinton would win more delegates than Sanders on Tuesday, but it was not clear whether there would be enough to convince do...

Chapter 11

Hillary Clinton was unable to persuade white Democratic voters at a manufacturing plant in Michigan because her speeches were not resonating with t...

Chapter 12

After the overwhelming loss in Michigan, Clinton’s reputation and fate were now in the hands of voters in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Caro...

Chapter 13

The inability of Clinton’s campaign staffer, to see things as they were, was another reason she lost the general election to Trump (Allen and Par...

Chapter 14

Clinton was having a hard time selecting a running mate. She was not satisfied with her options and, therefore, could not figure out what to do. So...

Chapter 15

The release of DNC e-mails reopened the wounds of Clinton’s campaign, which made her struggle during the primaries (Allen and Parnes 240). Wasser...

Chapter 16

Allen and Parnes begin this chapter by discussing how the personal life of a Clinton confidant affected her campaign (Allen and Parnes 255). The in...

Chapter 17

In this chapter, the authors talk about the first debate, where Clinton got the better of Trump. While he performed poorly, she seemed to have mast...

Chapter 18

The month before the general election was riddled with drama for both Clinton and Trump. There were claims that the Russians had orchestrated the D...

Chapter 19

James Comey, the FBI director, reopened the investigation into Clinton’s e-mails. He sent a letter to Congress informing them that new informatio...

Chapter 20

The results caught Clinton and her campaign staffers by surprise. They did not expect to lose the election to Trump. Her team had been unable to fo...

Chapter 21

This chapter focuses on what she did after losing the election. First, she had to give a concession speech, in which she had to comfort her fellow ...

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