Jeremi Suri — Civil War by Other Means: America’s Long and Unfinished Fight for Democracy — at Conn Ave

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From the first postwar riots to the return of Confederate exiles to the impeachment of Andrew Johnson to the highly contested and consequential election of 1876, and up to and through the present, Civil War by Other Means offers a new narrative history of modern American democracy that proves that our current moment—in which America is wrestling with competing visions of democracy, race, and freedom—is not unique, nor is the breaking point that has, or is still yet to come. Political dysfunction is a repeating feature of American democracy—perhaps as American as America can get. Emerging from Dr. Suri’s account of how the hope of Reconstruction and a unified nation quickly disintegrated, is a vivid—and at times unsettling—portrait of a country striving to rebuild itself, but unable to compromise on or adhere to the most basic democratic tenets.

Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair  for Leadership in Global Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the university's Department of History and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Dr.Suri is the author and editor of eleven books on contemporary politics  and  foreign policy, most recently, The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office. His other books include Henry Kissinger and  the American Century, Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama, and Power and Protest: Global  Revolution and the Rise of Détente. He writes widely for many publications and is also the host of the podcast, “This is Democracy.”

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Civil War by Other Means: America’s Long and Unfinished Fight for Democracy By Jeremi Suri Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541758544
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Published: PublicAffairs - October 18th, 2022