The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage

The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage

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On June 14, 2016, Jared Yates Sexton reported from a Donald Trump rally in Greensboro, North Carolina. One of the first journalists to attend these rallies and give mainstream readers an idea of the raw anger that occurred there, Sexton found himself in the center of a maelstrom. Following a series of tweets that saw his observations viewed well over a million times, his reporting was soon featured in the Washington Post, NPR, Bloomberg, and Mother Jones, and he would go on to write two pieces for the New York Times. Sexton gained over eighteen thousand followers on Twitter in a matter of days, and received online harassment, campaigns to get him fired from his university professorship, and death threats that changed his life forever.

The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 Presidential Election and the cultural forces that powered Donald Trump into the White House. Featuring in-the-field reports as well as deep analysis, Sexton's book is not just the story of the most unexpected and divisive election in modern political history. It is also a sobering chronicle of our democracy's political polarization-a result of our self-constructed, technologically-assisted echo chambers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681688473
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication date: 08/25/2017
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jared Yates Sexton is the author of The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore. He is a contributing political writer at Salon, and his political writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New Republic, and elsewhere.

P. J. Ochlan, an Audie Award-winning and multiple AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator, has recorded hundreds of audiobooks. His acting career spans more than thirty years and has also included Broadway, the New York Shakespeare Festival, critically acclaimed feature films, and regular roles in television series.

Table of Contents


PROLOGUE: Ugly Vibrations in These United States vii


CHAPTER 1: Canaries in the Coal Mine 3

CHAPTER 2: The American Dream Is Dead 21

CHAPTER 3: Nine Dead in Charleston 29

CHAPTER 4: The Ego Is Not Master in Its Own House 43

CHAPTER 5: They’re Tryin’ to Win This Thing 57

CHAPTER 6: Life Outside the Cloud 69

CHAPTER 7: The End of an Uneasy Truce 83

CHAPTER 8: The Joke Is Over 93


CHAPTER 9: An American Horror Story 107

CHAPTER 10: The Road to Ohio 119

CHAPTER 11: There Will Be Blood 133

CHAPTER 12: A Nation Forever on the Brink 143

CHAPTER 13: When the Devil’s at Your Door

the republican national convention 151

CHAPTER 14: The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore

the democratic national convention 169

CHAPTER 15: Against All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic 181

CHAPTER 16: The Green Party National Convention 191


CHAPTER 17: A Voice for the People 203

CHAPTER 18: A Tiger by Its Tail 217

CHAPTER 19: The Cult of the Movement 229

CHAPTER 20: We Come to the End 239

CHAPTER 21: Anatomy of a Car Crash 249

CHAPTER 22: Waiting for the End of the World 263

EPILOGUE: We the People 279




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