William Collins has acquired The Case for Impeachment by political historian Professor Allan J. Lichtman in a "significant deal" to be rush-released next month.
In The Case for Impeachment, Lichtman illuminates exactly how the impeachment of President Trump might work by showing how his actions—past or future—make him "uniquely vulnerable" to impeachment proceedings, according to the publisher.
In the book Lichtman argues it is not a question of "if" Trump will be impeached, but "when".
"From his dealings with Russia, to his conflicts of interest at home and abroad, to the numerous civil suits involving him, Lichtman zeroes in on Trump’s key areas of weakness", the publisher said. "Many historians and legal scholars agree that we are facing uncharted political waters and most citizens—politics aside—want to know where the country is headed. Professor Lichtman has correctly predicted every presidential election since 1984, including the election of 2016. Now, he focuses on the 45th president of the United States and his next forecast, that it is not a question of if president Trump will be impeached, but a question of when."
Lichtman also offers a "fascinating" look at presidential impeachments throughout American history, including the often overlooked story of Andrew Johnson’s impeachment, little known details about Richard Nixon’s resignation, as well as Bill Clinton’s hearings.
The publisher holds UK Commonwealth rights for the title excluding Canada, which it is publishing on 18th April 2017, simultaneously with Dey Street Books, an imprint of William Morrow, in the US.
Arabella Pike, William Collins publishing director, said: "Allan Lichtman has an unrivalled record in accurately predicting the outcome of elections. In his opinion, Donald Trump’s habit of playing fast and loose with the law makes him more vulnerable to impeachment proceedings than any other US president in history. In this brilliant and lively book, he explains his thinking and, using examples from the past, offers an accessible primer on how and why it might happen. We are delighted to be publishing the book this spring."
Lichtman is distinguished professor of history at American University in Washington, DC. He is the author or co-author of eight books, including most recently, FDR and the Jews (with Richard Breitman), published by Harvard University Press, which won the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish History.