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October 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In-Person: An Evening With Adam Kinzinger and Tom Hudson


Books & Books


October 25, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


University of Miami’s Storer Auditorium
5250 University Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146 United States
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Books & Books and The George P. Hanley Democracy Center at the University of Miami present…


in conversation with

Tom Hudson


Renegade: Defending Democracy and Liberty in Our Divided Country

(The Open Field, PRH, $30.00)

Wednesday, October 25th,  6:00 PM

Address: University of Miami Storer Auditorium | 5250 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146


Books & Books, along with the George P. Hanley Democracy Center at the University of Miami, are elated to announce that former United States Representative Adam Kinzinger will join us for an in-person discussion of his book Renegade: Defending Democracy and Liberty in Our Divided Country (The Open Field, PRH, $30.00). He will be in conversation with WLRN’s Tom Hudson. From former Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger, a gripping account of the January 6 committee, examining the forces that led to the attacks on the Capitol.

TICKETS REQUIRED: All tickets are GENERAL ADMISSION and are purchased through Eventbrite. Each ticket admits TWO (2) people into the venue and includes one (1) PRE-SIGNED copy of Renegade ($30.00 + tax). If you would like more than one copy of the book, please purchase more than one ticket.

Please be aware that there will NOT be a book signing after the event. Please arrive early and anticipate a bag check.

About the Book:

From former Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger, a gripping account of the January 6 committee, examining the forces that led to the attacks on the Capitol.

On January 6, 2021, America watched in horror as a violent mob led by right-wing extremist groups stormed the U.S. Capitol in support of then-President Donald Trump. It was one of the darkest days in recent history, yet to former Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger it was also the culmination of a cultural and political rupture he’d known had long been building. Constructive criticism from within the Republican party was no longer enough. It was time to act—not just for the sake of the soul of his party, but for the very future of our country.

Despite vitriol from the media, fellow colleagues, even members of his own family, Kinzinger became one of only two Republican members to join the House select committee to investigate the January 6 Capitol riots. Now in Renegade, he reveals the inner workings and surprising findings of the committee he served and helped lead, including how the bloody attack on the Capitol was indeed foreseeable and even welcomed by President Trump. Along the way, he examines the forces that allowed such an attack to happen in the first place, from the misinformation campaign waged by Fox News and partisan media to the inculcation of extremism in families and faith communities, and draws from his own personal story of faith, military service, and politics to unpack his most crucial decisions that eventually led him to break from his own party.

Part memoir, part searing examination, Renegade offers a searing account of one of the most tumultuous events in recent American history—and the devastating consequences of letting extremism go unchecked, so that the events of January 6 may never happen again.

About the Author:

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.

About the Moderator:

Tom Hudson is WLRN’s Senior Economics Editor and Special Correspondent.

Hudson’s extensive reporting on South Florida’s economy has taken him from the waters of Florida Bay to the depths of the PortMiami tunnel (and countless offices and conference rooms). He has interviewed bartenders and bankers, caregivers and CEOs to report on the people behind economic statistics.

He began his business reporting career in March 2000, just weeks after the dot-com bubble burst. He has reported from the trading floors of the CME, Chicago Board Options Exchange, NASDAQ and New York Stock Exchange. He previously served as Vice President of News at WLRN when he created and hosted The Sunshine Economy for 10 years. He was managing editor and co-anchor of Nightly Business Report on PBS.

Hudson is married with two sons and advises every bicycle rider to always wear their helmet.


Do I need a ticket to attend? Yes, all tickets are general admission and are required for entry.

How much are tickets? General Admission tickets are $30.00 including book and tax.

Does my ticket include a book? Yes! All tickets include a pre-signed copy of Renegade

Can I bring a friend or family member? Yes, every ticket allows ONE extra guest.

Will there be a meet and greet? No, unfortunately not this time.

Is there parking? Parking is available on the University of Miami’s Campus

What if I can’t make it? If you are unable to attend, your book will be available for pick up at your earliest convenience at our Coral Gables location under your first and last name.