MONTCLAIR, NJ — Watchung Booksellers welcomes Montclair author Andrew Rice for a meet and greet event to celebrate the release of “The Year That Broke America: An Immigration Crisis, a Terrorist Conspiracy, the Summer of Survivor, a Ridiculous Fake Billionaire, a Fight for Florida, and the 537 Votes That Changed Everything.” The in-person event will be held Friday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m.
“The Year That Broke America” is a definitive cultural and political history of the fatefully important moment when American politics and culture turned: the year 2000. That year, “Survivor” launched a new form of celebrity, a Cuban child became the focus of a media circus, Donald Trump flirted with (and failed at) a bid for the Presidency, and a group of Al Qaeda operatives traveled to America to learn to fly planes. They all converged in Florida, where that fall, the most important presidential election in generations was decided by the slimmest margin imaginable.
Throughout this expertly researched “rollicking account” (Publisher’s Weekly), Andrew Rice tells the fascinating story of this portentous year that marked a cultural watershed. Back at the start of the new millennium it was easy to laugh and roll our eyes about the crazy events in Florida—but what happened then and there has determined where we are and who we’ve become.
Andrew Rice will be in store on Friday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. to sign copies. For more information or to pre-order, visit www.watchungbooksellers.com or call 973-744-7177.