Book Recommendations for Understanding the January 6 Capitol Rebellion: NPR


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The a house Select Committee Hearings on the January 6 Rebellion It started earlier this month and already revealed New facts and information About the attack on the US Capitol and the people involved in it.

The commission presents the findings of its investigation into President Donald Trump’s responsibility for coup attemptThe Fake Voter SchemeAnd the Financial support Insurrections, right-wing groups that breached the Capitol, and which witnesses failed to cooperate with the Select Committee.

To help you better understand these findings as they present themselves over the next few weeks, we’ve compiled a list of books about the events of January 6 and their aftermath.

The Unthinkable: Shock, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy by Jimmy Raskin


Unimaginable by Jimmy Raskin
Unimaginable by Jimmy Raskin

On the last day of 2020, Representative Jimmy Raskin of Maryland lost his only son, Tommy Raskin, who committed suicide. A week later, Raskin was at the Capitol when he was attacked by an armed and violent mob in an attempt to undermine the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Driven by his son’s values ​​and memory, Raskin pushed his grief to lead Efforts to impeach President Trump for inciting violence.

in Intimate and weak notesRaskin details the impeachment trial that led to a historic bipartisan vote on Trump’s role in attacking government and discusses the grave threats to American democracy. He gives a harrowing account of the events of January 6 from inside the Capitol and He navigates his personal and professional traumas In his fight to defend American democratic principles.

Theft: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It by Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague


Theft: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It, by Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague
Theft: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It, by Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague

In the two months leading up to January 6, Trump and his allies and supporters attempted to reverse the results of the presidential election, based on false allegations of election fraud. Veteran journalists Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague Documenting the rise of this conspiracyfocusing on six major states: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Stealing It is a carefully reported collection of stories about local officials who have stood firm in the face of accusations of electoral fraud in the face of threats, distrust, and personal attacks. Many of the book’s heroes are conservatives — Trump supporters included — who make sure every vote counts.

These images create a snapshot of how elections are conducted at the state, county, and county levels—and the primary and national integrity of the people who oversee them.

Oath and Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents by Cory Bretschneider


Oath and Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents by Cory Bretschneider
Oath and Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents by Cory Bretschneider

Understanding the constitution – and the actions that violate it – will be key to the hearings. The line between patriotism and betrayal can be blurry, and here’s why Department and office Good read to help understand the Capitol Rebellion and its relationship to the Constitution.

researcher in constitutional law And political science professor Cory Bretschneider analyzes The document – its articles and amendments – as well as legal issues to help readers better understand the powers granted to the presidency, and what the president can and can’t an act. It also describes the ways in which “we the people” can influence the presidency.

I Can Fix It On My Own: Donald J Trump’s Disastrous Final Year By Carol Leonig and Philip Rucker


I Can Fix It On My Own: The Disastrous Final Year of Donald J Trump by Carol Leonig and Philip Rucker
I Can Fix It On My Own: The Disastrous Final Year of Donald J Trump by Carol Leonig and Philip Rucker

It was President Trump’s last year in office marked by chaos As he struggled to respond to COVID-19 and threatened to send in federal forces to quell Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Carol Leonig and Philip Rucker focused on witnesses and key players around Trump, who were in the room when he made decisions Doomed to lead.

I can fix it on my own A window into Trump’s behavior and thought process through January 6th. The reports provide critical insight into who enabled and frustrated Trump and his decisions. They highlight how former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani urged Trump to declare himself the winner of the 2020 election, and how General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discouraged the use of force in several situations.

The book concludes with a detailed, minute-by-minute account of the infiltration of the Capitol on January 6.

Risk by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa


By Bob Woodward and Robert Costa
By Bob Woodward and Robert Costa

Based on more than 200 interviews and 6000 copies, Risk Details of the political turmoil and challenges of the transition of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. Bob Woodward and Robert Costa report on the days before and after the Capitol siege, from The Roles of Trump and Republican Officials She played in the attack on Biden’s struggle to deal with the ongoing pandemic, economic hardship, a crippling partisan divide, and the crisis in Afghanistan.

Give these in-depth accounts Intimate contrast side by side The two presidents and not only their policies, but also how they treat their employees and partners. They portray Trump as aggressive and intolerant, compared to Biden, who is kind and benign, perhaps to a fault.

Woodward’s wonderful ‘Trump Trilogy’ ends the other two anger And the afraid This is the story of the events that occurred before the January 6 rebellion, how officials like Milley and others sought to obstruct Trump and how Biden tried to capture the details.

This Won’t Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for American Democracy by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns


This Won't Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future, by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
This Won't Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future, by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns

is similar to RiskAnd the This will not pass It chronicles the end of one presidency and the beginning of another, and covers Trump’s attack on the 2020 election to Biden’s struggle to consolidate his fellow Democrats. On top of comparing presidents, this book underscores the Republican Party’s deference to Trump and the weariness of a country burdened by national trauma.

The one thing worth noting about this book is that it looks at Trump’s revenge on the Republican leaders who ostracized him after January 6.

Even now, more than a year after his presidency ended, Trump’s influence remains deep within the Republican Party. The new records give key information on prominent Republican leaders, such as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, The private sector supports punitive measures against Trumpbut Their criticism later receded.

Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns expose the flaws of America’s two-party system and examine whether the tumultuous clash between the two parties has irreversibly damaged the fabric of our democracy.

Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump by David Nauert


Alternative America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump by David Nauert
Alternative America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump by David Nauert

Proud members of The Boys, Oath Keepers, Three Percent and Law were among the crowd I descended on the nation’s capital to prevent Congress from ratifying Biden’s victoryto the fore, along with Trump.

Investigative reporter David A. Neiwart has conducted years of research documenting the growth of these far-right ideologies. He points to such important figures as Steve Bannon, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Alex Jones, who Newart argues have used right-wing media to cultivate white supremacist and xenophobic philosophies.

These men – and their followers – were once considered fools and zealots, fueled by conspiracy theories, white nationalism, and a deep mistrust of government.

We also find out more during the hearings about planning and motivation of the groups involved in the rebellion, America’s alternative It could shed light on their backs and deep roots in America.