Politics, pandemics and the race that Trumped all others


Brought to you by Penguin.

Fear and loathing on the 2020 campaign trail...

'Feb 26, White House briefing room:
The coronavirus feels like it is changing everything ... Coronavirus is suddenly not just a public health emergency; it has the potential to upend Trump's whole campaign...'

Our man in America, BBC North America Editor Jon Sopel, presents a diary of an election like we've never quite seen before. Experience life as a White House reporter on the campaign trail, as the election heats up and a global pandemic slowly sweeps in, challenging the very institutions of American politics and the Trump presidency. As American lives are lost at a devastating rate, the election becomes a battle for the very soul of the nation.

In this highly personal account of reporting America in 2020, Jon Sopel takes you behind the senses of White House in crisis and an election in turmoil. Expertly laying bare the real story of the 2020 campaign in a panoramic account of an election and a year like no other.

© Jon Sopel 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

About the author

Jon Sopel

Learn More

Sign up to the Penguin Newsletter

For the latest books, recommendations, author interviews and more