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TitleHere, right matters : an American story / Alexander S. Vindman. First edition. Ed
AuthorVindman, Alexander S., author.
CollectionAdult Biography
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LocationCirc StatusCall NoIssue Name
WinamacDue on 10/4/2021B VINDMAN 

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780063079427
International Standard Book Number 0063079429
Personal Name Vindman, Alexander S., author.
Title Statement Here, right matters : an American story / Alexander S. Vindman.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice 2021.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]
Physical Description vii, 245 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Formatted Contents Note Impeachable offense -- From scratch -- Late bloomer -- Right where I want to be -- The moral compass -- Nothing starts with us -- "I can't believe you did that" -- Danger -- The absence of the normal -- Bigger than life -- Testifying -- Promotion.
Summary, Etc. Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who found himself at the center of a firestorm for his decision to report the infamous phone call that led to presidential impeachment, tells his own story for the first time. Here, right matters is a stirring account of Vindman's childhood as an immigrant growing up in New York City, his career in service of his new home on the battlefield and at the White House , and the decisions leading up to, and fallout surrounding, his exposure of President Trump's abuse of power. 0900, Thursday, July 25, 2019: President Trump called Ukraine's President Zelensky, supposedly to congratulate him on his recent victory. In the months that followed, the American public would only learn what happened on that call because Alexander Vindman felt duty-bound to report it up the chain of command: that the President of the United States had extorted a foreign ally to damage a political challenger at home. Vindman's actions and subsequent testimony before congress would lead to Trump's impeachment and affirm Vindman's belief that he had done the right thing in the face of intense pressure to stay silent. But it would come at an enormous cost, straining relationships with colleagues, superiors, and even his own father, and eventually end his decorated career in the US Army, by a Trump administration intent on retribution. Here, Right Matters is Vindman's proud, passionate, and candid account of his family, his career, and the moment of truth he faced for his nation. As an immigrant, raised by a father who fled the Soviet Union in pursuit of a better life for his children, Vindman learned about respect for truth throughout his education and military service. As this memoir makes clear, his decision to speak up about the July 25th call was never a choice: it was Vindman's duty, as a naturalized citizen and member of the armed forces. In the wake of his testimony, he would endure furious partisan attacks on his record and his loyalty. But far louder was the extraordinary chorus of support from citizens who were collectively intent on reaffirming an abiding American commitment to integrity. In the face of a sure-fire career derailment and public excoriation, Vindman heeded the lessons from the people and institutions who instilled in him the moral compass and the courage to act decisively. Like so many other American immigrant families, the Vindmans had to learn to build a life from scratch and take big risks to achieve important goals. Here, Right Matters is about the quiet heroes who keep us safe; but, above all, it is a call to arms for those who refuse to let America betray its true self.
Subject-Personal Name Trump, Donald, 1946- Impeachment.
Subject-Personal Name Vindman, Alexander S.
Subject United States. Army Officers Biography.
Subject National Security Council (U.S.) Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Intelligence officers United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Politics, Practical United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Ukrainian Americans Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Presidents United States Impeachment.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Whistle blowers United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Diplomats United States Politics and government.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Politics and government 2017-2021.
Index Term-Genre/Form Autobiographies. lcgft.
Location B VINDMAN 31662001672997

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