Publication Date: 06/01/2022 ISBN: 9781611854299 Category:

The Steal

Mark Bowden

Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication Date: 06/01/2022 ISBN: 9781611854299 Category:
Paperback / Softback




In the sixty-four days between November 3 and January 6, President Donald Trump and his allies fought to reverse the outcome of the vote. Focusing on six states – Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – Trump’s supporters claimed widespread voter fraud.

Caught up in this effort were scores of activists, lawyers, judges and state and local officials, among them Rohn Bishop, enthusiastic chairman of the Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, Republican Party, who would be branded a traitor for refusing to say his state’s election was tainted, and Ruby Freeman, a part-time ballot counter in Atlanta who found herself accused of being a ‘professional vote scammer’ by the President.

Working with a team of researchers and reporters, Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague uncover never-before-told accounts from the election officials fighting to do their jobs amid outlandish claims and threats to themselves, their colleagues and their families.

The Steal is an engaging, in-depth report on what happened during those crucial nine weeks and a portrait of the heroic individuals who did their duty and stood firm against the unprecedented, sustained attack on the US election system and ensured that every legal vote was counted and the will of the people prevailed.

Publisher Review

An indispensable and alarming ground-level record...In their terrific new book...the authors have used a stethoscope to examine the minutia of the American election process. The result is a thrilling and suspenseful celebration of the survival of democracy. * Guardian * A lean, fast-paced and important account of the chaotic final weeks of the Trump administration. * New York Times * The Steal is a terrifying picture of the civil war that began on Election Day 2020. Here is the rancor, distrust, and deception that spun into the conspiracies and rabbit holes that Donald Trump has used to undermine truth, logic, and common sense. This is the behind-the-scenes world of the Big Lie. The Steal reads like an edge-of-your-seat political thriller - one without a happy ending. -- Michael Wolff The Steal is brilliant, an incredibly important document reported without bile or self-righteousness. A book every conservative should read. -- P.J. O'Rourke Rousing, infuriating, sobering, and instructive, this page-turning account of the election debacle exposes the legal, political, and, sadly, even physical attacks on those civic-minded individuals trusted with upholding democracy's foundations and those committed to destroying that trust. A riveting must-read for all concerned about the future of American democracy. * Booklist (starred review) *

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