Fever Swamp: A Journey Through The Strange Neverland Of The 2016 Presidential Race by Richard North Patterson

Fever Swamp: A Journey Through The Strange Neverland Of The 2016 Presidential Race

byRichard North Patterson

Hardcover | January 10, 2017

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By fall 2015, the rise of Donald Trump as the likely Republican nominee confirmed that, for better or worse, Americans had been transported to a strange new land populated by mysterious creatures, where the normal laws of the political universe no longer applied. Fascinated, amused, and appalled, bestselling novelist Richard North Patterson accepted an invitation to write one column per week for the Huffington Post about the presidential race. Those essays are collected here for the first time in a highly personal "journal" chronicling Patterson''s observations in real time.

Before long, thousands of Americans were reading Patterson''s weekly descriptions of the campaign, a gauntlet without rules in which the projected psyches of the candidates reflected--and stirred--the roiling emotions of a substantially disgruntled electorate. Smart, prescient, funny, and deeply informed by extensive background research, these pieces form a narrative that captures the race as it occurred--the bald-faced lies, the painful truths, the pivotal issues, and the astonishing personalities that made the election of 2016 utterly unpredictable and uniquely consequential. Best of all, in marginalia scattered throughout the book Patterson looks back to see where he was right, where he was wrong, and where events were so beyond human experience that no one could have predicted them.

In this bracing, funny book, Patterson brings to bear a novelist''s piercing sensibility to the process of examining the election, moments that betray a candidate''s character and inner life and hold up a mirror to the American population. Filled with fresh insights and indelible prose, Fever Swamp is a masterful take on a unique campaign filled with the pathos, humor, and important lessons of the liveliest playground shoving match.

Richard North Patterson is the author of twenty bestselling novels, including Eden in Winter, Loss of Innocence, Exile, Degree of Guilt, and Silent Witness. He has appeared on Good Morning America, Hardball, and The CBS Morning Show, and his articles on politics, literature, and law have been published in The London Times, Wall Street ...
Title:Fever Swamp: A Journey Through The Strange Neverland Of The 2016 Presidential RaceFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:400 pages, 9.25 X 6.5 X 1.75 inShipping dimensions:400 pages, 9.25 X 6.5 X 1.75 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:MobiusLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1681441659

ISBN - 13:9781681441658

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Editorial Reviews

"a unique blend of political commentary and prose, filled with detailed accounts of a bizarre campaign, all written in real time"-Half Moon Bay Review