Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines


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St. Helena Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.91 inches | 1.14 pounds

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About the Author

David Pepper is a writer, lawyer, former elected official, and served as the Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party between 2015 and 2021. Born and raised in Cincinnati, David is a fifth-generation Cincinnatian. David earned his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School. Between his undergraduate and law school years, David spent three years with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, serving as a research intern for Zbigniew Brzezinski before providing technical assistance on economic and governance issues in St. Petersburg, Russia.Returning to Ohio, David was first elected to public office in 2001 when he served on the Cincinnati City Council. In 2006, David was elected to the three-member Hamilton County Commission. He served as the Commission President from 2009-2010. David was nominated by Ohio Democrats to run in statewide elections twice, in 2010 for Ohio Auditor, and in 2014 for Attorney General. David also teaches election and voting rights law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. David has written four novels: The People's House (2016), The Wingman (2018), The Voter File (2020), and A Simple Choice (forthcoming, 2022, Putnam).David is married to Alana Pepper, and they have two sons, Jack (7) and Charlie (4).