Siege: An American Tragedy takes readers inside the Capitol on January 6th, vividly recounting the MAGA horde's storming of the building, the terror and courage of those trapped within, and the selflessness of the police officers who risked their lives to save them. Siege also explores the personal histories and motives of several of the insurrectionists.
While other books about the attempt to overturn the 2020 US presidential election mostly focus on defeated President Donald J. Trump and his enablers, Siege fills in the blanks.
Meticulously reconstructed from exclusive interviews, congressional records and testimony, videos, court documents, FBI affidavits, transcripts, and reported text, Siege often reads like heart-pounding fiction.
But it happened. Much of it, right before our eyes.
And, as the final chapter demonstrates, if we fail to learn from the events that led to what was once unthinkable in the United States of America-an attempted coup d' tat-there will be a next time. And we might not be so lucky.