Adam Schiff will be In Conversation for his New Softcover ~ Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could

EVENT OVERVIEW: Adam Schiff, Congressman & New York Times Bestselling Author, will be In Conversation with Steve Kraske, Host of Up To Date on KCUR / NPR 89.3 FM, about Adam's New Softcover Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.  This Program will start promptly at 12:00 PM, Noon, so please be Seated by 11:45 AM.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could:  #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The vital inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour, from the rise of autocracy unleashed by Trump to the January 6 insurrection, and a warning that those forces remain as potent as ever—from the congressman who led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump.

“Engaging and informative . . . a manual for how to probe and question power, how to hold leaders accountable in a time of diminishing responsibility.” ~ The Washington Post

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 antidemocratic forces Trump unleashed continue to define his party, making the future of democracy in America more uncertain than ever..

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Adam Schiff is the United States Representative for California’s 28th Congressional District.  In his role as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Schiff led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump.  Before he served in Congress, he worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles and as a California State Senator.  He and his wife, Eve, have 2 children, Alexa and Elijah.

EVENT DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, August 24, 2022, from 12:00 PM, Noon to 1:00 PM.  This Program will start promptly at 12:00 PM, Noon, so please be Seated by 11:45 AM.

EVENT LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.  Complimentary Parking is available in the Parking Garage immediately adjacent to Unity Temple.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $20.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes 1 Softcover of Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could 1 Admission Reservation, and 1 Guest Admission Reservation (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.

EVENT FORMAT:  Adam Schiff, Congressman & New York Times Bestselling Author, will be In Conversation with Steve Kraske, Host of Up To Date on KCUR / NPR 89.3 FM, about Adam's New Softcover Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could.  The Conversation & Presentation will last approximately 1 Hour.  Have a Question to ask?  Please E-Mail your Question to Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com

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Event date: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

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