|Devil's Bargain (Joshua Green)|
Based on dozens of interviews conducted over six years, Joshua Green explains a masterful narrative of the 2016 campaign from its origins in the far fringes of right-wing politics and reality television to its culmination inside Donald Trump’s penthouse on election night.
The shocking elevation of Bannon to head Trump’s flagging presidential campaign on August 17, 2016, hit political Washington like a thunderclap.
Yet, Bannon’s hard-edged altright ethno-nationalism and his elaborate, years-long plot to destroy Hillary Clinton paved the way for Trump’s unlikely victory.
Any study of Trump’s rise to the presidency is unavoidably a study of mastermind Steve Bannon. Devil’s Bargain is a tour-de-force telling of the remarkable confluence of circumstances that decided the election, many of them orchestrated by Bannon and his allies.