Kirkus Reviews calls The Great Divide: Story of the 2016 US Presidential Race "lucid, well-paced and evocative ... an absorbing read." Story lines include:
• An anti-abortion group infiltrates Planned Parenthood and shoots a covert video of an official discussing the "sale of baby body parts," leading GOP candidates to condemn Planned Parenthood and to call for an end to its federal funding.
• The United States and other world powers sign a nuclear deal with Iran that is denounced by Republicans universally and by some Democrats.
• Several GOP candidates support a county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because it conflicts with her religion.
• The Islamic State downs a Russian passenger jet, kills 130 people in Paris, and influences an attack in San Bernardino, all in the last months of 2015.
• Candidates spar over how to stop terrorism, with some suggesting a religious test to determine who can come to America.
• As the first female presidential nominee of a major party, Hillary Clinton gets grilled on Benghazi; her e-mails, speeches, honesty, voice, and stamina; her husband's behavior; and other issues.
• The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia exposes the partisan divide at its starkest when Congressional Republicans refuse to consider any replacement nominated by President Obama.
• The GOP forms a "Stop Trump" faction, believing Trump is not really a Republican.
• Russians allegedly try to influence the election by hacking Democrats' e-mails.
• A dozen women accuse Trump of sexual assault, and he denies all charges.
These are just some of the events that made the 2016 US presidential race one sure to be discussed and dissected for years. All of this is covered in The Great Divide.