|Book 1: Dumpty||Book 2: Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown||Book 3: A Confederacy of Dumptys|
|Description||A smart, satirical, illustrated history of Trump’s presidency in verse—featuring the likes of Betsy DeVos, William Barr, Rudy Giuliani, Anthony Scaramucci, and dozens more. The first high-brow comic history of the last several abysmal years.||Darker and more hard-hitting, Lithgow writes and draws with wit and fury as he takes readers through another year of the Trump administration, including the impeachment, the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter protests, and much more.||The third installment says goodbye and good riddance to our most recent ex-president, and instead does a deep dive into his precursors throughout American history—over 30 scoundrels who were corrupt, criminal, adulterous, racist or just plain stupid.|
JOHN LITHGOW is a prolific actor with two Tonys, six Emmys, two Golden Globes, and two Oscar nominations. He has starred in the hit TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dexter, The Crown, and Perry Mason and in critically acclaimed films such as The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment, and the recent Bombshell. Lithgow has performed on Broadway twenty-five times and in England with both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. In addition to the New York Times bestselling Dumpty series, he has written nine children’s picture books, and his recordings for kids have landed him four Grammy nominations.
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The next book in John Lithgow's New York Times bestselling series
Following the success of New York Times bestsellers Dumpty and Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown, award-winning actor, author, and illustrator John Lithgow presents the third book in his runaway hit series. A Confederacy of Dumptys takes us through a history of twenty-five "American Scoundrels" in this all-new collection of Lithgow's satirical poems and illustrations.
While the Trump Era was rife with corruption and abuse of power, it was nothing new. Through Lithgow's cutting humor, you will read about a rogues' gallery of villains that came before Donald J. Trump, powerful men and women who were corrupt, venal, criminal, adulterous, racist, or just plain disgusting. With dark and lyrical stories from across American history, you will learn about long-forgotten figures and bad actors of today, including the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, the perpetrator of 19th century women's pyramid schemes, and participants in both the Watergate scandal and the Capitol insurrection. Trump and Nixon show up, of course, but also Leona Helmsley, Boss Tweed, Typhoid Mary, Newt Gingrich, Ted Cruz, and many more. Skipping through time, and delivered with classic Lithgow wit and style, A Confederacy of Dumptys is an exuberant reminder of how not to repeat history.
Digital audio edition read by the author.
The perfect book for:
• Political satire fans—viewers of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
• American history buffs and trivia enthusiasts—readers of Jon's Stewart's America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction and Josh Clark's Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things.
• Poetry, art, and illustration aficionados.
A New York Times Bestseller!
JOHN LITHGOW is an actor with two Tonys, six Emmys, two Golden Globes, and two Oscar nominations. He has starred in the hit TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dexter, The Crown, and Perry Mason, and in critically acclaimed films such as The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment, and Bombshell. Lithgow has performed on Broadway 25 times and in England with both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. In addition to the New York Times bestsellers Dumpty and Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown, he has written nine children's picture books, and his recordings for kids have landed him four Grammy nominations.