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Crown Publishing Group, Spring 2019

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The Hill to Die On
The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump's America
By (author): Jake Sherman By (author): Anna Palmer
9780525574743 Hardcover English General Trade POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections Apr 09, 2019
$37.00 CAD
Active 6.39 x 9.55 x 1.34 in 432 pages Crown
The inside story of the battle to control Congress and the unsparing fight for advantage in the 2018 midterm elections

With control of both the House and Senate up for grabs in 2018 and the direction of the nation resting on the outcome, never has a more savage, unrelenting fight been waged in the raptor cage that is the U.S. congress. From the torrid struggle between the conservative Freedom Caucus and Speaker Paul Ryan for control of the house, to the sexual assault accusations against Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that threw the Senate into turmoil, to the pitched battles across America in primaries, the road to the midterm election has been paved with chaos and intrigue. And that’s before one considers that it’s all refracted through the kaleidoscopic lens of President Trump, who can turn any situation on its head with just a single tweet. With inside access that ushers readers deep into the inner workings and hidden secrets of party leadership, Politco Playbook writers Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman trace the strategy and the impulsiveness, the dealmaking and the backstabbing, in a blow-by-blow account of the power struggle roiling the halls of Congress. The Hill to Die On will be an unforgettable story of power and politics, where the stakes are nothing less than the future of America under Trump.

INSIDER ACCESS: Palmer and Sherman have access to key players in the struggle for power.

RESPECTED REPORTERS: The Politico Playbook is one of the most indispensable newsletters in the world of Washington, read by top figures in the White House, in congressional leadership, on K Street, and at television networks. Since Palmer and Sherman took over in 2016, Playbook’s open rate has increased by more than 10 percent.

OF-THE-MOMENT: In the same way that Shattered became an instant bestseller as the first on-the-ground account of a monumental election, The Hill to Die On will be the first insider look at the 2018 election, which will define Washington—and, by extension, the United States—for years to come.

JUICY WRITING: Palmer and Sherman write with remarkable immediacy and an uncanny ability to capture the thoughts and emotions of their characters. Whether it’s portraying gossip about Trump on Capitol Hill or a text from Paul Ryan (“If you’re going to kneecap me, will you at least let me know in advance?” followed by a number of shamrock emojis), readers won’t just feel in the moment—they’ll feel like they’re in the room.

JAKE SHERMAN and ANNA PALMER are senior writers for Politico and the coauthors of Politico Playbook. A graduate of the George Washington University and Columbia University, Sherman has also worked at the Wall Street Journal. Palmer was previously a coauthor of Politico Influence and a writer for Roll Call and Legal Times.

Author Residence: Washington, D.C.

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