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Unthinkable : trauma, truth, and the trials of American democracy  Cover Image Book Book

Unthinkable : trauma, truth, and the trials of American democracy / Jamie Raskin.

Raskin, Jamin B., (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063209787
  • ISBN: 0063209780
  • ISBN: 9780063209787 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0063209780 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780063209787
  • ISBN: 0063209780
  • Physical Description: xv, 428 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2022]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Democracy winter -- Democracy summer -- A sea of troubles -- The trolley problem -- "There is a North" -- Complete the count -- Midnight meditations and Orwellian preparations -- "This is about the future of democracy" -- An all-American defense of democracy -- Reverse uno -- Writing Trump -- Violence v. democracy: the January exception -- Is this America? Trump on trial -- Spaghetti on the wall -- Witnesses to insurrection.
Summary, etc.:
Congressman Jamie Raskin tells the story of the forty-five days at the start of 2021 that permanently changed his life - and his family's - as he confronted the painful loss of his son to suicide, lived through the violent insurrection in our nation's Capitol, and led the impeachment effort to hold President Trump accountable for inciting the political violence. A moving story of a father coping with his pain and a revealing examination of holding President Trump accountable for the violence he fomented.
Subject: Raskin, Jamin B.
United States. Congress. House > Biography.
Legislators > United States > Biography.
Maryland > Biography.
Capitol Riot, Washington, D.C., 2021.
Political violence > United States.
Trump, Donald, 1946- > Impeachment.
United States > Politics and government > 2017-2021.
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies

  • 26 of 38 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Weston Public Library.


  • 9 current holds with 38 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Weston Public Library 328.73092 RASKIN (Text) 34053152766936 Adult New Nonfiction Available -

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