Parnassus Books is pleased to present an in-store event for Jonathan Martin, in conversation with Jon Meacham, for Martin's new book This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future. Join us Thursday, June 2nd at 6:30pm Central Time. PLEASE NOTE: This event is sold out.
All tickets ($33) are general admission and include one seat at the event and one autographed copy of This Will Not Pass.
Directly following the event, there will be a signing line where your book can be personalized.
About the book:
This is the authoritative account of an eighteen-month crisis in American democracy that will be seared into the country's political memory for decades to come. With stunning, in-the-room detail, New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns show how both our political parties confronted a series of national traumas, including the coronavirus pandemic, the January 6 attack on the Capitol, and the political brinksmanship of President Biden's first year in the White House.
From Donald Trump's assault on the 2020 election and his ongoing campaign of vengeance against his fellow Republicans, to the behind-the-scenes story of Biden's selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate and his bitter struggles to unite the Democratic Party, this book exposes the degree to which the two-party system has been strained to the point of disintegration. More than at any time in recent history, the long-established traditions and institutions of American politics are under siege as a set of aging political leaders struggle to hold together a changing country.
Martin and Burns break news on most every page, drawing on hundreds of interviews and never-before-seen documents and recordings from the highest levels of government. The book asks the vitally important (and disturbing) question: can American democracy, as we know it, ever work again?
About the Authors:
Jonathan Martin is a national political correspondent for The New York Times and a political analyst for CNN. He joined the Times in 2013 after working as a senior political writer for POLITICO. His work has been featured in The New Republic, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. A native of Arlington, Virginia, Martin is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.
Alexander Burns is a national political correspondent for The New York Times and a political analyst for CNN. He joined the Times in 2015 after working as a reporter and editor at POLITICO. Born and raised in New York City, Burns is a graduate of Harvard College, where he edited the Harvard Political Review. (Please note: Alexander Burns will not be in attendance at this event.)
About Jon Meacham:
Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. The Rogers Chair in the American Presidency at Vanderbilt University, he is the author of the New York Times bestsellers His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope, The Hope of Glory: Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, American Gospel, and Franklin and Winston.