The Steal: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It


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6.1 X 9.2 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Mark Bowden is the author of fifteen books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down. He reported at the Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and now writes for The Atlantic and other magazines. Matthew Teague is a contributor to National Geographic, The Atlantic, Esquire, and other magazines, and executive producer of Our Friend, a feature film that premiered in 2021.


Praise for Mark Bowden: "With its blistering descriptions of an American special-forces operation gone wrong, Mark Bowden's 1999 nonfiction book Black Hawk Down made for excellent action-movie fare. The story told in his latest work, the deeply unsettling The Last Stone, unfolds more slowly but is no less potent. Bowden displays his tenacity as a reporter in his meticulous documentation of the case."--Time, on The Last Stone "This is a story of extraordinary persistence and the grimmest, least romantic kind of heroism there is, and Bowden tells it with the dexterity of an old pro."--Wall Street Journal, on The Last Stone "A telling a stirring, suspenseful, thoughtful story that, miraculously, neither oversimplifies the details nor gets lost in the thicket of a four-decade case file. This is a cat-and-mouse tale, told beautifully. But like all great true crime, The Last Stone finds its power not by leaning into cliché but by resisting it -- pushing for something more realistic, more evocative of a deeper truth."--The New York Times, on The Last Stone "Riveting true crime from the ever-capable author... A keen synthesis of an intricate, decades long investigation, a stomach-churning unsolved crime, and a solid grasp of time, place, and character results in what is sure to be another bestseller for Bowden."--Kirkus Reviews, on The Last Stone "Bowden delivers a narrative nonfiction masterpiece in this account of fiercely dedicated police detectives working to close a cold case. This is an intelligent page-turner likely to appeal even to readers who normally avoid true crime."--Publishers Weekly (starred review), on The Last Stone "Interesting and insightful...The book is well-researched and well-written, and those interested in crime and police interrogation methods will find it most interesting."--Washington Times, on The Last Stone "Bowden returns to the story that catapulted his career with a horrific portrait of a sociopath and honors the dedicated officers who were determined to get justice for two innocent girls and their grieving family."--Booklist, on The Last Stone "Mesmerizing...The Last Stone will leave readers on the edge of their seats as a group of indefatigable detectives tries to unearth the carefully concealed, unspeakable truths behind a decades-old tragedy."--BookPage, on The Last Stone "A passionate advocate for long-form journalism and one of its more successful practitioners . . . Bowden is so good at what he does best--highlighting the human angle of battles large and small."--Minneapolis Star-Tribune on Three Battles of Wanat "Bowden . . . applies his signature blend of deep reportage and character-driven storytelling to bring readers a fresh look at the 1968 battle in the Vietnamese city of Hue . . . [A] compelling and highly readable narrative . . . A meticulous and vivid retelling of an important battle."-New York Times Book Review, on Hue 1968 "One of the most intense, visceral reading experiences imaginable . . . The individual stories are woven together in such a compelling and expert fashion, the narrative flows so seamlessly, that it's hard to imagine that this is not fiction."--Philadelphia Inquirer, on Black Hawk Down "Riveting . . . Masterfully told . . . Plenty of classic Bowden here: meticulous reporting backed by a compelling narrative."--Washington Post, on Guests of the Ayatollah "Mark Bowden has a way of making modern nonfiction read like the best of novels."--Denver Post, on Killing Pablo