LIBRARY: McKay Coppins at the Hudson Library [4/25]

Join the Hudson Library & Historical Society on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. for an in-person author event with award-winning journalist McKay Coppins, who will discuss his new book Romney: A Reckoning

*Please note this is an in-person event and registration is required. To register, click here

This in-depth portrait shows a public servant authentically wrestling with the choices he has made over his career. Publisher’s Weekly opines, “[A] probing biography...a penetrating analysis of the ongoing Republican civil war through the eyes of one of its last embattled centrists.” 

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 that president’s supporters went on to storm the US 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, Romney provides a window to his most private thoughts. 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. 

McKay Coppins is a staff writer at The Atlantic where he covers politics, religion, and national affairs. He is the author of The Wilderness, a book about the battle for the future of the Republican Party, and he has been a visiting fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. He won the Aldo Beckman Award from the White House Correspondents Association for his coverage of the Trump presidency, and the Wilbur Award for religion journalism.   

Registration for this program is required. Copies of Romney: A Reckoning will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. 

Event date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
96 Library St.
Hudson, OH 44236
Romney: A Reckoning By McKay Coppins Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982196202
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Scribner - October 24th, 2023


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