[POSTPONED] Sarah Kendzior, author of Hiding in Plain Sight

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 6:00pm

A Room of One's Own welcomes Sarah Kendzior, author of Hiding in Plain Sight!

In her unflinching hardcover debut Hiding In Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America, New York Times bestselling author Kendzior unveils a startling portrait of the way foreign powers and organized crime have infiltrated our democracy, setting the stage for an autocratic leader like Donald Trump to take power. Kendzior follows Trump decade by decade, from 1980s tabloid king and real estate tycoon to early aughts reality show star to the invention of today’s Tweeting politician, but she also illuminates what was happening in the shadows, behind all that glitz and glam, from changes in legislation that undermined democracy and shifts in the media landscape that paved the way for politics to become an arena for the rich, the famous, and the crooked.

Her work draws on varied sources in the public record—including a 1984 Washington Post interview in which Trump discusses his desire to forge an alliance with Russia, evidence of Russia’s interference with the 2016 presidential election from NSA whistleblower Reality Winner, and the philosophy of Hannah Arendt—to uncover the threat that has been hiding in plain sight for decades.

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703-2218
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250210715
Published: Flatiron Books - April 7th, 2020