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Author: Adam Schiff Narrator: Adam Schiff Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: October 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593508619

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “fascinating” (Rachel Maddow) 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 LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE WINNER: “Brilliant, sobering, and unforgettable.”—from the Current Interest Judges’ citation 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.

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  • “[A] blistering indictment of Donald Trump’s Years as president and his Republican enablers in Congress.”

    - New York Times Book Review
  • “A manual for how to probe and question power, how to hold leaders accountable in a time of diminishing responsibility.”

    - Washington Post
  • “Weaves together the many disparate threads of a complicated tale that unfolded over several years midway through Trumps term.”

    - Los Angeles Times
  • “Full of new details about investigations of the president's treason and how the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of the Democratic caucus decided impeachment was necessary and should convince a few million more that everything he said about Trump was true.”

    - The Guardian (London)
  • “This book will stand as the touchstone of truth against any attempts to distort or rewrite this crucial piece of history. Congressman Schiff has restored our faith in the nobility of public service.”

    - Ron Chernow, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author
  • “If there is still an American democracy fifty years from now, historians will be very grateful for this highly personal and deeply informed guide to one of its greatest crises. We should be grateful that we can read it now.”

    - Timothy Snyder, New York Times bestselling author
  • “When American democracy faced a near-death experience, Adam Schiff served as an able guardian, protecting our nation from enemies foreign and domestic. Schiff not only provides riveting details in this compelling account, he delivers a much-needed warning about the threats facing America from within and an urgent how-to guide for preserving our nation.”

    - Stacey Abrams, founder of Fair Fight Action and New York Times bestselling author


  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A Barnes & Noble bestseller
  • A #1 Amazon bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller in Audio
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

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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, he led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump. Before he served in Congress, he worked as an assistant US attorney in Los Angeles and as a California state senator.