A masterwork of political reporting, long-established journalist Tim Alberta's "American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump" is an essential read. lAlberta, with 10 years of experience covering Congress, imparts a nuanced, detailed picture of how Donald Trump triumphed in 2016, leaving readers to ponder what that victory means for a polarized electorate in 2020. Alberta is the chief political correspondent for Politico Magazine. In addition, he's reported for National Review, National Journal and The Wall Street Journal. His articles have been featured in The Atlantic, Sports Illustrated and dozens of others. In addition, he's a frequent guest commentator on political television programs. He lives with his wife and three sons in Falls Church, Va.