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The Resource Here, right matters : an American story, Alexander S. Vindman

Here, right matters : an American story, Alexander S. Vindman

Label
Here, right matters : an American story
Title
Here, right matters
Title remainder
an American story
Statement of responsibility
Alexander S. Vindman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The former U.S. Army lieutenant, whose decision to report a phone call from former President Donald Trump to the President of Ukraine led to an impeachment, recounts his Ukrainian childhood and career as an intelligence official. 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vindman, Alexander S
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
U53.V56
LC item number
A3 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vindman, Alexander S
  • Trump, Donald
  • United States
  • National Security Council (U.S.)
  • Ukrainian Americans
  • Politics, Practical
  • Intelligence officers
  • Presidents
  • Whistle blowers
  • Diplomats
  • United States
  • Trump, Donald
Label
Here, right matters : an American story, Alexander S. Vindman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1261635035
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780063079427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1261635035
Label
Here, right matters : an American story, Alexander S. Vindman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1261635035
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780063079427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1261635035

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