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The Unthinkable- Trauma Truth and the Trails of American Democracy Book Review

In the wake of the January 6 attack, the author of The Unthinkable- Trauma Truth and the Trails of American Democracy, Rep. Jamie Raskin, wrote a powerful book. His remarks combined scrupulous interpretation of constitutional law with the ferocity of insurrection. The author spoke about the suicide of his son Tommy, who was buried the day after the attack. While speaking, he was asked about his plans to lead the impeachment process.

Rep. Jamie Raskin wrote this searing memoir based on her experiences with the Capitol siege, during which she lost her son Tommy. The memoir is scheduled to be released by Harper in 2022. The book will be a must-read for anyone who has lost a loved one to terrorism. The book will be especially relevant for those who have been affected by the attacks.

While Raskin’s book is a timely read, the timing is not ideal. The book opens in a time of despair and loss for the author. She and her family were already struggling to overcome the pandemic and her youngest daughter was in the House visitor’s gallery when rioters attacked. Her friend called her and warned her of the riots in the Capitol. The house voted to impeach the president, but the Republican-led Senate absolved him.