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This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future by [Jonathan Martin, Alexander Burns]

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“One recent history makes different points and has larger themes. This Will Not Pass by Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns captures the insularity of Washington and the closed-off nature of the conversations that consume it. It is deeply reported, with sourcing from both parties and criticisms of both, which is refreshing. It also captures both parties’ refusal to be honest with their own voters."
The Wall Street Journal

"A blockbuster. Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns deliver 473 pages of essential reading."
The Guardian

"The authors are tireless reporters, and the book’s impact lies less in any headline revelations than in the accumulation of small details that can almost seem routine but that reveal the deeper condition of American democracy…. It’s a document of decline and fall—a chronicle that should cause future readers to ponder how American leaders in the early 21st century lost the ability and will to govern."
— George Packer, The Atlantic

"A deeply reported new book... paints an authoritative portrait of the Biden-Harris relationship— or absence of one."
The New York Times 

"It [is with] this color and detail where Martin and Burns excel. They give the scenes and add the specificities of the moments ......when moral virtue and civic interest yield to pure opportunism. ......It is still uncertain how what the two authors describe as “an existential battle for the survival of the democratic system” will end. But whenever future historians chronicle the final result, they won’t need to engage in any guesswork or speculation. They can simply open the pages of This Will Not Pass and discover who met the moment and who fell short."
New York Magazine

"Martin and Burns have chronicled a tumultuous time with precision and scope and their tireless reporting unearths revealing new details. Their wide-angle lens reminds us how much was— and remains— at stake.
— George Stephanopoulos, ABC News anchor

“What an account of these extraordinary times. Martin and Burns deliver reporting from deep inside both parties with
fresh facts and new details on nearly every page about a political system pushed to the brink. When future historians chronicle this time of crisis they will turn to this book as a deeply valuable account of our all too human leaders.” 
— Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal

"This is an enthralling and at times frightening account that weaves together the Trump implosion and the roller coaster ride of Biden’s first year. Deeply reported, it combines
amazing inside scoops with a fine feel for the historic forces that have roiled our times. By helping us understand what happened, it provides insight about where we are heading.”
— Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Code Breaker

"Alex Burns and Jonathan Martin are
two of our best sourced, most insightful and honest chroniclers of American politics. Their book takes us not only through those harrowing final days of the Trump-era but is the first to deeply explore the central tension of President Biden’s presidency thus far: that of a man who is trying to balance 'national reconciliation' with his 'aspiration to craft a presidency of grand and lasting impact.'   The writing, full of luscious details and newsy nuggets, allows the reader an 'in the room where it happened' experience."
— Amy Walter, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter

"An impressively sourced and consistently revealing chronicle of America’s 'political emergency' in the months between the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the start of President Biden’s second year in office...What emerges is a clear-eyed and often dramatic portrait of two major political parties animated as much by internal divisions as by cross-aisle discord....Revelations abound—of Kevin McCarthy’s initial plan to call on Trump to resign after the Capitol riot; of Republican efforts to lure Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema into switching parties—as do sharp character sketches. Politics junkies should consider this required reading."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Red meat for politics watchers, unsparing in its depiction of a time of torment."
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

About the Author

Edward Z. Epstein is a native New Yorker and a graduate of New York University. Formerly a long-time media contact for MCA/Universal Pictures in New York, he’s the author or co-author of nineteen books, most recently Audrey and Bill: A Romantic Biography of Audrey Hepburn and William Holden, currently under option for a film. Other books include Paul and Joanne, a biography of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, and the original full-scale biography of Clara Bow, The “It” Girl: The Incredible Story of Clara BowMia, his biography of Mia Farrow, was the basis for a two-part Fox miniseries. He has written articles on Ava Gardner and Natalie Wood for Cosmopolitan magazine, and, a former figure skating champion, he writes regularly for The ITNY (Ice Theatre of New York) Benefit Journal, and is a recipient of the organization’s Ice Angel Award.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09L9DL15P
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster (May 3, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 3, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2596 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 473 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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