Canongate has snapped up Impeach by Neal Katyal, the former Acting Solicitor General of the United States, laying out the case for Donald Trump's impeachment.
Simon Thorogood, editorial director at Canongate, acquired UK & Commonwealth rights excluding Canada from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein on behalf of Howard Yoon at the Ross Yoon Agency. Canongate will be publishing simultaneously with Mariner Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) on 26th November.
"No one is above the law. This belief is as fundamental as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – held sacred by Democrats and Republicans alike. But as celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal argues in Impeach, if President Trump is not held accountable for repeatedly asking foreign powers to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, this could very well mark the end of US democracy," reads the synopsis. "To quote President George Washington’s Farewell Address: ‘Foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.’ Impeachment should always be a last resort, explains Katyal, but the founders, core principles and the Constitution leave no choice but to impeach President Trump – before it’s too late."
Katyal, who co-wrote the book with senior speechwriter Sam Koppelman, is the Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of Law at Georgetown University and a partner at a law firm where he leads one of the largest US Supreme Court practices in the nation. He previously served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States and has argued more Supreme Court cases in US history than any minority attorney.
Thorogood said: "In this short book Katyal tells you everything you need to know about the impeachment process: its history, what it is, and how it works – before laying out the impartial case for why Donald Trump must be impeached. It’s essential reading."