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Romney : a reckoning / McKay Coppins.

Coppins, McKay, (author.).

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 the president's supporters went on to storm the U.S. 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 throughout 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. -- Provided by bookflap.

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  • ISBN: 9781982196202
  • Physical Description: x, 403 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Contains Notes (pgs. 329-373) and an Index (pgs. 375-403).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- 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" -- Epilogue -- Author's Note -- Notes -- Index.
Subject: Romney, Mitt.
Politicians > United States > Biography.
Legislators > United States > Biography.
Presidential candidates > United States > Biography.
Governors > Massachusetts > Biography.
Latter Day Saints > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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  • 0 of 4 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 9 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dillsburg Area Public Library Adults Romney Biography (Text) 34001001453164 Adult Area New Checked Out 03/14/2024
Martin Library Adults Romney Biography (Text) 33454005978200 Atrium Checked Out 02/16/2024
Martin Library Adults Romney Biography (Text) 33454005984117 Atrium Checked Out 02/14/2024
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults Romney Biography (Text) 34318001242318 Adult Area New Checked Out 03/06/2024

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