P&P Live! Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes - Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency - with Steve Kornacki

Upcoming Event
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 8:00pm

In Lucky, #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes use their unparalleled access to key players inside the Democratic and Republican campaigns to unfold how Biden’s nail-biting run for the presidency vexed his own party as much as it did Trump. Having premised his path on unlocking the Black vote in South Carolina, Biden nearly imploded before he got there after a relentless string of misfires left him freefalling in polls and nearly broke.

Allen and Parnes brilliantly detail the remarkable string of chance events that saved him, from the botched Iowa caucus tally that concealed his terrible result, to the pandemic lockdown that kept him off the stump, where he was often at his worst. More powerfully, Lucky unfolds the pitched struggle within Biden’s general election campaign to downplay the very issues that many Democrats believed would drive voters to the polls, especially in the wake of Trump’s response to nationwide protests following the murder of George Floyd. Even Biden’s victory did not salve his party’s wounds; instead, it revealed a surprising, complicated portrait of American voters and crushed Democrats’ belief in the inevitability of a blue wave.

The authors will be in conversation with Steve Kornacki, national political correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9780525574224
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Published: Crown - March 2nd, 2021

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