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StatusChecked Out
LocationMarshall District
TitleRomney : a reckoning / McKay Coppins.
AuthorCoppins, McKay, author.
Call No974.4 COP
CollectionAdult New Arrivals
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974.4 COP Due on 3/8/2024  

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781982196202
International Standard Book Number 1982196203
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 974.4/044092 [B]
Personal Name Coppins, McKay, author.
Title Statement Romney : a reckoning / McKay Coppins.
Edition Statement First Scribner hardcover edition.
Imprint New York : Scribner, 2023
Physical Description x, 403 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : photographs (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-373) and index.
Formatted Contents Note The body upstream -- "This means something" -- Hurry -- Emergencies and catastrophes -- What it took -- The tar pit -- Heist -- 50.1 percent -- Just the beginning -- Vox -- Turning and turning -- The punch bowl -- Conviction -- 2020 -- The cathedral and the gargoyle -- New friends -- "What we used to be".
Summary, Etc. A remarkably illuminating biography of one of America's most fascinating political figures--including news-making revelations from Mitt Romney himself about dissension within today's Republican Party--written with his full cooperation by an award-winning writer at The Atlantic. Few figures in American politics have seen more and said less than Mitt Romney. An outspoken dissident in Donald Trump's GOP, he has made headlines in recent years for standing alone against the forces he believes are poisoning the party he once led. Romney was the first senator in history to vote to remove from office a president of his own party. When that president's supporters went on to storm the US Capitol, Romney delivered a thundering speech from the Senate floor accusing his fellow Republicans of stoking insurrection. Despite these moments of public courage, Romney has shared very little about what he's witnessed behind the scenes over his three decades in politics--in GOP cloakrooms and caucus lunches, in his private meetings with Donald Trump and his family, in his dealings with John McCain, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Joe Manchin, and Kyrsten Sinema. Now, exclusively for this biography, Romney has provided a window to his most private thoughts. Based on dozens of interviews with Romney, his family, and his inner circle as well as hundreds of pages of his personal journals and private emails, this in-depth portrait by award-winning journalist McKay Coppins shows a public servant authentically wrestling with the choices he has made over his career. In lively, revelatory detail, the book traces Romney's early life and rise through the ranks of a fast-transforming Republican Party and exposes how a trail of seemingly small compromises by political leaders has led to a crisis in democracy. Ultimately, Romney: A Reckoning is a redemptive story about a flawed politician who summoned his moral courage just as fear and divisiveness were overtaking American life.
Subject-Personal Name Romney, Mitt.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Governors Massachusetts Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Politicians Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Presidential candidates Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Legislators Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Latter Day Saints Biography.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographies.