Many books have been written on the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Few have been hailed as compelling as The Great Divide: Story of the 2016 US Presidential Race. Written in real time, it provides a play-by-play (or blow-by-blow) account of all the events that made headlines during the campaign.
Mark Wells, creative director for British production company Double Yellow TV, called The Great Divide “an insightfully written account of the unbelievable events of the 2016 Presidential Election. Harrison’s book is a must read for political junkies and readers of a passing interest in world affairs alike; intensely readable and never less than wholly engaging, it will have you turning page after page even when you know the unlikely outcome.”
Kirkus Reviews called The Great Divide “lucid, well-paced and evocative. An avowed liberal Democrat, Harrison manages to get the facts straight while charting a clear path through the chaos. Not everyone will agree with Harrison’s political take, but his entertaining re-creation of the campaign makes for an absorbing read.”
Rosie McConachie, a popular reviewer for Goodreads, said she “really enjoyed this book,” calling it “amusing” and “definitely worth reading for anyone interesed in politics and current affairs.”
The 2016 U.S. presidential race was one of the most unusual and controversial elections in history. The story lines that made it so will be discussed and dissected for years. As these events recede further in time, The Great Divide only becomes more prescient in foreshadowing what was to come.