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Vroman’s presents Congressman Adam Schiff, in conversation with Jason Alexander, discussing Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could

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Image of green banner with details for event on Saturday, October 16, 4pm  Vroman’s presents Congressman Adam Schiff, in conversation with Jason Alexander, discussing Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could

Event location: Pasadena Presbyterian Church located at 585 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena
Doors open at 3:00pm; Event starts at 4:00pm.
Vaccinations and masks are required for all audience members attending this event. (more info below)

 

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. (Random House)


“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, #1 New York Times bestselling author of On Tyranny

“Although he failed to secure the conviction of Donald Trump in the first impeachment trial, Adam Schiff has now vanquished him forever in these pages. 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 and has shown what one dedicated patriot—courageous, intelligent, and fearless—can still accomplish even in a divided country.”—Ron Chernow, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Washington: A Life and Alexander Hamilton 

“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 

 

This ticketed event will take place at Pasadena Presbyterian Church located at 585 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. Ticket includes one entry plus one copy of Midnight in Washington.

Questions? Email us at email@vromansbookstore.com

 

COVID-19 EVENT SAFETY GUIDELINES

We love in-person events and have missed everyone so much! To do this safely, in partnership with author and publisher, Vroman’s is requiring vaccinations for all audience members attending our events. 

In addition, the following guidelines must also be observed:

Masks are required at all times

Proof of vaccination required from all attendees at the time of check in, prior to entering the venue. 

There will be no exceptions for entry to this event, including for children, without providing proof of vaccination at the door. If your child is not vaccinated, they are unable to attend.

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Event date: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
585 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
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