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Hold the line, the insurrection and one cop's battle for America's soul, Michael Fanone and John Shiffman - hardcover

"An urgent warning about the growing threat to our democracy from a twenty-year police veteran and former diehard Trump supporter who nearly lost his life during the insurrection of January 6th. When Michael Fanone self-deployed to the Capitol on January 6, 2021, he had no idea his life was about to change. When he got to the front of the line, he urged his fellow officers to hold it against the growing crowd of insurrectionists--until he found himself pulled into the mob, tased until he had a heart attack, and viciously beaten with a Blue Lives Matter flag as shouts to kill him rang out. Now, Fanone is ready to tell the full story of that fateful day, along with exploring our country's most critical issues as someone who has had firsthand experience with many of them. A self-described redneck who voted for Trump in 2016, Fanone's closest friend was an informant--a Black, transgender, HIV-positive woman who has helped him mature and rethink his methods as a police officer. With his unique insight as an undercover detective and intense desire to do the right thing no matter the cost, Fanone provides a nuanced look into everything from policing to race to politics in a way that is accessible across all party lines. Determined to make sure no one forgets what happened at the Capitol on January 6th, Fanone has written a timely call to action for anyone who wants to preserve our democracy for future generations"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Prologue: June 2021 -- Part I: Before. The good, the bad, and the ugly ; Capitol cop ; The First District ; Vice ; Leslie ; White privilege ; Black lives matter ; Bunker mentality -- Part II: During. "Let's hope things stay calm" ; "10-33" ; Patriots ; "Hold the line" ; " Kill him with his own gun" ; "My neck hurts so bad" -- Part III: After. Recovery ; Trauma is trauma ; An army of morons ; Good trouble ; Hearts and minds ; Betrayal ; Testimony ; Truth and consequences ; Time to go -- Epilogue: "Legitimate political discourse" -- Appendix I: Wanted by the FBI -- Appendix II: Ribbon of valor honorees
Literary Form
non fiction
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Physical Description
x, 243 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, color illustrations, 24 cm

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