The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump's First Year (Hardback)Amy Siskind (author)
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In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump's election as president, Amy Siskind, a former Wall Street executive and the founder of The New Agenda, began compiling a list of actions taken by the Trump regime that pose a threat to our democratic norms.
Under the headline: "Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you'll remember", Siskind's "Weekly List" began as a project she shared with friends, but it soon went viral and now has more than half a million viewers every week.
Compiled in one volume for the first time, The List is a first draft history and a comprehensive accounting of Donald Trump's first year. Beginning with Trump's acceptance of white supremacists the week after the election and concluding a year to the day later, we watch as Trump and his regime chips away at the rights and protections of marginalized communities, of women, of us all, via Twitter storms, unchecked executive action, and shifting rules and standards.
The List chronicles not only the scandals that made headlines but just as important, the myriad smaller but still consequential unprecedented acts that otherwise fall through cracks. It is this granular detail that makes The List such a powerful and important book.
'More than just required reading for the panicky Resistance, her accounts have become a real-time record of the Trump era, one fallen norm at a time.' - Politico
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 913 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
'An unusual and essential book. It's hard to read it straight through, except that's the whole point . . . I hope Siskind writes The List, Vol. II, and a third and fourth as well. I would read them all. There is strength in the immutability of the exercise, a counter to government by alternative facts.' – Washington Post