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Midnight in Washington : how we almost lost our democracy and still could / Adam Schiff.

Schiff, Adam B., (author.).

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Summary:

"From the congressman who led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump, the vital inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour, and a warning that the forces of autocracy unleashed by Trump remain as potent as ever. In the years leading up to the election of Donald Trump, Congressman Adam Schiff had already been sounding the alarm over the resurgence of autocracy around the world, and the threat this posed to the United States. But as he led the probe into Donald Trump's Russia and Ukraine-related abuses of presidential power, Schiff came to the terrible conclusion that the principal threat to American democracy now came from within. In Midnight in Washington, Schiff argues that the Trump presidency has so weakened our institutions and compromised the Republican Party that the peril will last for years, requiring unprecedented vigilance against the growing and dangerous appeal of authoritarianism. The congressman chronicles step by step just how our democracy was put at such risk, and traces his own path to meeting the crisis--from serious prosecutor, to congressman with an expertise in national security and a reputation for bipartisanship, to liberal lightning rod, scourge of the right, and archenemy of a president. Schiff takes us inside his team of impeachment managers and their desperate defense of the constitution amid the rise of a distinctly American brand of autocracy. Deepening our understanding of prominent public moments, Schiff reveals the private struggles, the internal conflicts, and the triumphs of courage that came with defending the republic against a lawless president--but also the slow surrender of people that he had worked with and admired to the dangerous immorality of a president engaged in an historic betrayal of his office. Schiff's fight for democracy is one of the great dramas of our time, told by the man who became the president's principal antagonist. It is a story that began with Trump but does not end with him, taking us through the disastrous culmination of the presidency and Schiff's account of January 6, 2021, and how the anti-democratic forces Trump unleashed continue to define his party, making the future of democracy in America more uncertain than ever." --Publisher's website.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 320.97309051 .S333m 2021 (Text) 37814003394609 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 10/25/2021 Checked out 12/04/2021
Hood River County Library 973.933 SCH 2021 (Text) 33892100761155 Adult New Books Book None 10/18/2021 Checked out 11/26/2021
The Dalles Wasco County Library 973.933 SCH (Text) 33892006708953 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 11/24/2021 Checked out 12/18/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593231524
  • ISBN: 059323152X
  • Physical Description: xvi, 510 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: why should I? -- part 1. Against our will comes wisdom. Insurrection ; The one thing they can never take away ; Take out your Rolodex ; A man may change his clothes, but he is still the same man ; You know how it goes -- part 2. Truth isn't truth. Two stories ; The midnight run ; Keep doing what you're doing ; If I could only speak to a couple hundred million people ; The Barr deception ; You might think it's okay -- part 3. Impeached for life, impeached forever. Crossing the Rubicon ; I would like you to do us a favor, though ; You need to come home on the next plane ; This for that ; Here, right matters ; Everyone was in the loop -- part 4. Impartial justice. The four and the forty million ; Does he really need to be removed? ; One man had said "enough" -- part 5. Someone's going to get killed. Heads on pikes ; Right would have to wait -- Epilogue: He is not who you are.
Summary, etc.:
"From the congressman who led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump, the vital inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour, and a warning that the forces of autocracy unleashed by Trump remain as potent as ever. In the years leading up to the election of Donald Trump, Congressman Adam Schiff had already been sounding the alarm over the resurgence of autocracy around the world, and the threat this posed to the United States. But as he led the probe into Donald Trump's Russia and Ukraine-related abuses of presidential power, Schiff came to the terrible conclusion that the principal threat to American democracy now came from within. In Midnight in Washington, Schiff argues that the Trump presidency has so weakened our institutions and compromised the Republican Party that the peril will last for years, requiring unprecedented vigilance against the growing and dangerous appeal of authoritarianism. The congressman chronicles step by step just how our democracy was put at such risk, and traces his own path to meeting the crisis--from serious prosecutor, to congressman with an expertise in national security and a reputation for bipartisanship, to liberal lightning rod, scourge of the right, and archenemy of a president. Schiff takes us inside his team of impeachment managers and their desperate defense of the constitution amid the rise of a distinctly American brand of autocracy. Deepening our understanding of prominent public moments, Schiff reveals the private struggles, the internal conflicts, and the triumphs of courage that came with defending the republic against a lawless president--but also the slow surrender of people that he had worked with and admired to the dangerous immorality of a president engaged in an historic betrayal of his office. Schiff's fight for democracy is one of the great dramas of our time, told by the man who became the president's principal antagonist. It is a story that began with Trump but does not end with him, taking us through the disastrous culmination of the presidency and Schiff's account of January 6, 2021, and how the anti-democratic forces Trump unleashed continue to define his party, making the future of democracy in America more uncertain than ever." --Publisher's website.
Subject: Trump, Donald, 1946- > Influence.
Democracy > United States.
Authoritarianism > United States.
Political culture > United States.
United States > Politics and government > 2017-2021.

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