Renegade by Adam Kinzinger


Adam Kinzinger, Michael D'Antonio

Once a rising star of the Republican Party, Adam Kinzinger became a traitor when he voted to impeach Donald Trump after the January 6 attacks on the Capitol. Now he shares a gripping firsthand account of the events that led to this moment, and the sacrifice required to do what is right.

On January 6, 2021, Donald Trump incited a violent mob to storm the US Capitol in attempts to overturn the presidential election. It was a betrayal of our Constitution, and one of the darkest days in recent history. Yet to former congressman Adam Kinzinger it was also the culmination of a cultural and political rupture he’d long seen coming. Constructive criticism from within the Republican Party was no longer enough. It was time to stand up, even if it meant betraying his own party.

In Renegade, Kinzinger tells his story of faith, service, and political duty in a democracy under siege. From the small Illinois county board where he got his start, to his years in the Air Force flying tanker missions over Iraq, to his final tumultuous term in Congress as one of the few Republican members to vote to impeach Trump and join the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, Kinzinger takes readers inside the most critical moments and pivotal decisions of the last years. The result is both a searing examination of the rise of extremism and the GOP’s subsequent descent into a dysfunctional and destructive force, and a rousing call to return to unity.

Raw, provocative, and clear-eyed, Renegade captures one of the most transformative periods in recent American history.

Renegade Tour

Oct 20 2023 (Fri)
Politics & Prose Bookstore
In conversation with Geoff Bennett
7:00 PM EST
Oct 21 2023 (Sat)
Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia Karsh Institute of Democracy
Democracy360 @ Paramount Theater In conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg
4:00 PM EST
Oct 23 2023 (Mon)
Hudson, OH
Hudson Library & Historical Society
6:30 PM EDT
Oct 24 2023 (Tue)
Palm Beach, FL
Forum Club
12:00 PM EST
Oct 25 2023 (Wed)
Miami, FL
University of Miami George P. Hanley Democracy Center @ Storer Auditorium
In conversation with Tom Hudson
6:00 PM EST
Oct 28 2023 (Sat)
Menlo Park, CA
Kepler's Books
In conversation with Angie Coiro
7:00 PM PDT
Oct 30 2023 (Mon)
New York, NY
Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center
In conversation with Amy Davidson Sorkin (Also Virtual)
7:30 PM EST
Nov 5 2023 (Sun)
Chicago, IL
Chicago Humanities Festival @ Logan Center for the Arts
In conversation with Jonathan Alter
1:00 PM CST
Nov 16 2023 (Thu)
Los Angeles, CA
Live Talks LA @ Japanese American National Museum Democracy Center
(Also Virtual)
8:00 PM PDT
Nov 18 2023 (Sat)
Atlanta, GA
Marcus JCC of Atlanta Book Festival
In conversation with Greg Bluestein
8:00 PM EST
Nov 28 2023 (Tue)
Houston, TX
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
Hosted by Brazos Bookstore In conversation with Ernie Manouse
7:00 PM CST
Adam Kinzinger

Photo: © Adam Kinzinger

Adam Kinzinger

Adam D. Kinzinger served in the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2023, representing Illinois’ Sixteenth Congressional District. During his tenure, he served on the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, as well as the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Prior to being elected to Congress, Kinzinger served in the Air Force in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard and a Senior Political Commentator on CNN.

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