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The storm is here : an American crucible / Luke Mogelson.

Mogelson, Luke, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 973.933 MOG (Text) 33500013674965 New Checked out 10/13/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593489215
  • ISBN: 0593489217
  • Physical Description: 360 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2022.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"The Storm is Here is the definitive eyewitness account of how-over the course of a year of pandemic, economic collapse, and feral hatred-stoking and conspiracy-mongering by the President and his campaign-a large segment of Americans became convinced that they needed to rise up against dark forces on the Left that were plotting to take their country away, and then did just that. Through vivid and intimate accounts of people and events on the ground, The Storm is Here builds month by month, as the fever rises, and Trump and an unhinged media seed the ground for the claim that the election was stolen, through to the final explosive climax of January 6th at the U.S. Capitol, where Mogelson was in the chambers with the howling mob. Bravely reported and beautifully written, Mogelson's book is in the tradition of some of the essential chronicles of war and unrest of our time, from Michael Herr to Jon Lee Anderson. Only this time, there's no such thing as a comfortable distance. This time, the storm is here"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 July #1
    *Starred Review* As a New Yorker reporter, Mogelson has reported on wars in the Middle East and now Ukraine. But following the 2020 murder of George Floyd, the aftermath of which the author meticulously covered for the magazine, Mogelson embedded himself into the corrosive, utterly self-inflicted war Americans have waged upon themselves over the past decade. Seeking this war's hot spots, Mogelson reports not only from Minneapolis, but also Portland (anti-fascist protests), Harrisburg and Lansing (disputed vote counts), and, finally, on January 6, 2021, the Capitol riot, the very epicenter of the insurrection by supporters of Donald Trump to upend the centuries-long peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next. Mogelson's fine reporting is multifaceted, including profiles of principal and supporting figures from all sides, a clear narrative of how this battle has played out, and, most impressively, perilous at-the-scene reporting, including a dazzling account of the January 6 riot from inside the Capitol itself. Perhaps most striking in this book is the almost casual dehumanization of political adversaries by the extreme alt-right, with violence to the Other only a trigger-pull away. An unflinching, minutely observed, and wholly unsettling portrait of today's America, begging the question: Can the center hold? Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Political culture > United States > History.
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- > Social aspects > United States.
United States > Politics and government > 2017-2021.
United States > Social conditions > 2020-
HISTORY / United States / General.
Political culture.
Politics and government.
Social aspects.
Social conditions.
United States.
Genre: History.

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