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Award-Winning Writer’s New Book Chronicles 2016 U.S. Presidential Race

Dog Ear Publishing reviews a new book that takes readers on a real-time journey through all the events that made headlines during one of the most compelling political campaigns in history.

Palatine, IL, April 05, 2017 --( The election of billionaire and political outsider Donald Trump to President of the United States seemed impossible when he joined the race in June of 2015. A new book released by Dog Ear Publishing provides a fascinating account of how the unlikely candidate took the nation by storm. Author Howard Harrison chronicles the 2016 U.S. presidential race in real time, reporting on events as they unfold, right up through the shocking result.

“By June 2015, no less than 17 Republicans had thrown their hats into the ring in hopes of becoming the GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee,” Harrison writes. “The latest entrant in the race was an outsider to the party and to politics in general. Billionaire real estate mogul and television personality Donald Trump had never held public office. He was not wed to mainstream Republican positions. He had supported Democrats in the past. He didn’t have detailed policies. He was arrogant, bombastic, and politically incorrect – and reveled in it. Despite these things – or perhaps because of them – Trump appealed to legions of disenfranchised Republicans.”

“The Great Divide: Story of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Race” covers the campaign from the early days through the debates, primaries, conventions and general election. Story lines include Bernie Sanders reigniting 1960s liberalism, Hillary Clinton’s emails, the “Stop Trump” movement, the Supreme Court vacancy, terrorist attacks, rally violence, Muslin bans, Mexican walls, Russian hackers and more. Harrison also explores the issues that have created such a polarized electorate.

“The 2016 presidential race taught us there is no limit to the contempt our two parties have for each other, and unfortunately this seems to have bled into the populace,” Harrison writes. “It is almost surreal to look back now and see how dark the campaign was.” In the book, Harrison describes events and the reactions they elicited as they were at the time, with limited analysis based on hindsight. “Historians will have a field day analyzing the election,” he writes. “I just wanted to tell a story – and man, this one practically wrote itself.”

Harrison has more than 35 years of experience as a journalist, speechwriter and ghostwriter and has won numerous awards for his work. His previous book – “NOW They Make It Legal: Reflections of an Aging Baby Boomer” – was named a 2016 Reviewer’s Choice by the Midwest Book Review.

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The Great Divide: Story of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Race
Howard Harrison
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-5352-3 410 pages $24.95 US Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-1-4575-5403-2 410 pages $29.95 US Hardcover (DJ)
ISBN: 978-1-4575-5416-2 $9.99 US eBook

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Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Dog Ear Publishing reviews services and other book marketing services are available to connect great content with interested readers. Self-publishing services are available globally at and from our offices in Indianapolis.

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