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St. Louis County Library Presents An Evening With Congressman Adam Schiff – Patch.com

Press release from the St. Louis County Library:
September 27, 2021
St. Louis County Library’s Westfall Politics & History Series presents an in-person, ticketed event with Congressman Adam Schiff, author of “Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could.”
Congressman Schiff will be In conversation with Jason Kander, former Missouri Secretary of State and President of Veterans Community Program.
The event will take place at Library Headquarters (1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.) Friday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets go on sale October 4 and can be purchased through Eventbrite.
INDIVIDUAL TICKET $32 (Admits ONE and includes one pre-signed copy of “Midnight in Washington”)
OR
PACKAGE TICKET $38 (Admits TWO and includes one pre-signed copy of “Midnight in Washington”)
Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, there will not be a book signing line or photo opportunity.
FACE MASKS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES
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.
In “Midnight in Washington,” Congressman Schiff presents the vital inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour. In the years leading up to the 2016 election, Schiff had already been sounding the alarm over the resurgence of autocracy around the world, and the threat this posed to the United States. In “Midnight in Washington,” Schiff argues that recent divisive politics have so weakened our institutions that the peril will last for years, requiring unprecedented vigilance against the growing and dangerous appeal of authoritarianism. Deepening our understanding of prominent public moments, including Schiff’s account of January 6, 2021, “Midnight in Washington” reveals the private struggles, the internal conflicts, and the triumphs of courage that came with defending the republic.
Praise for “Midnight in Washington”:
“If 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
“Midnight in Washington is a compelling account from a man who refused to allow our venerable institutions to crumble at the hands of authoritarianism. Equally vital, he refused to allow his Republican colleagues to look the other way. Rep. Schiff does not merely provide riveting details from inside the halls of power; 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
“In this thoughtful, absorbing and revelatory memoir, an important champion and defender of American democracy shows us how he became a national leader and, from his experiences on the inside, how close the Trump regime brought us to losing our system. Please read Adam Schiff’s book carefully and pay close heed to his warnings about the dangers that remain.”
— Michael Beschloss, New York Times-bestselling author of Presidents of War
“Adam Schiff has performed a great public service with this engrossing and illuminating new book. By taking us inside the impeachments of the 45th president, Schiff has written an important first draft of history—but it is history that is not remote or retrospective but all too immediate, for the threats to the Republic Schiff so deftly describes remain with us. If you care about American democracy, the rule of law, and the future of our imperiled nation, this is essential reading.”
— Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion
“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
This press release was produced by the St. Louis County Library. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

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