Hachette Books has acquired Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House by former DNC chair and noted Democratic Party strategist Donna Brazile. The book will be published November 7, 2017, a year after the presidential election of 2016.
The book was acquired in a deal for world rights by Hachette senior editor Paul Whitlatch, who will edit the book. Brazile was represented by Keith Urbahn and Matt Latimer, partners at Javelin, a D.C.-based literary, media and creative agency.
The book is described as a close examination of the 2016 presidential election, including the notorious scandals around Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee. According to a release from Hachette, the book outlines Brazile’s response to a “wholly unprecedented attempt by a foreign power to influence a presidential election.” The book will also look at Hillary Clinton’s response to the Russian intrusion and to the tactics of her Republican opponent, Donald Trump.
Described by the publisher as “equal parts campaign thriller, memoir, and roadmap for the future,” Hachette said the book will examine the “missteps, miscalculation and crimes of 2016.”
“At a moment when our democracy is in crisis, it’s time to tell the truth about what went wrong in 2016. Our nation is under unprecedented assault, and if we don’t get the facts out, it will happen again—and worse than you can imagine,” Brazile said.
Hachette Books publisher Mauro DiPreta added that he believes the book "will not only set the record straight, but also provide a cautionary tale for future elections.”