Tucson Festival of Books

Out of View Political Control

The political machinations we witness daily are only the proverbial tip of the iceberg of what goes on behind the scenes. From pulpits to college campuses to clandestine decisions handed down from the Supreme Court, many influences shape our daily lives. Tina Nguyen and Tim Alberta share their very different personal experiences, while Stephen Vladeck dives deep into the Supreme Court.

Tim Alberta

Tim Alberta is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and staff writer for The Atlantic magazine. He formerly served as chief political correspondent for Politico. In 2019, he published the critically acclaimed book, "American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump" and co-moderated the year's final Democratic presidential debate aired by PBS Newshour....

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Tina Nguyen

In 2008, Tina Nguyen was a politics-obsessed college student unwittingly drawn into the world of conservative college activism. In 2015, when she went to Vanity Fair, the world of the far right chased after her as Donald Trump rose to power....

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Stephen Vladeck

Stephen Vladeck holds the Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts at the University of Texas School of Law, and is a nationally recognized expert on the federal courts, constitutional law, national security law and military justice....

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The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory
American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism
Tim Alberta
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
December 2023
ISBN 9780063226883
400 pages
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Tim Alberta, author of “American Carnage," was deeply conflicted about the prospect of investigating the evangelical Christian Right. More/less

The MAGA Diaries
My Surreal Adventures Inside the Right-Wing (And How I Got Out)
Tina Nguyen
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Atria/One Signal Publishers
January 2024
ISBN 9781982189693
272 pages
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The Shadow Docket
How the Supreme Court Uses Stealth Rulings to Amass Power and Undermine the Republic
Stephen Vladeck
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Basic Books
January 2023
ISBN 9781541602632
352 pages