Fire and Fury

Fire and Fury

Inside the Trump White House

Book - 2018
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Thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff tells the story of the stormy first nine months of Donald Trump's term as President. Among the revelations: what President Trump's staff really thinks of him; what inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama; why FBI director James Comey was really fired; why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn't be in the same room; who is really directing the Trump administration's strategy in the wake of Bannon's firing; what the secret to communicating with Trump is; what the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018
ISBN: 9781250158062
1250158060
Characteristics: xiii, 321 p. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Inside the Trump White House

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cals_joe Jan 11, 2018

Wolff relies on a large number of sources, few of whom agreed to speak on the record, and does not do the kind of fact-checking that one would see from a legitimate news organization. He readily admits he may have mixed up some of the details. On the subject of Steve Bannon's genius, he is... n... Read More »


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jtcampbel47
Jun 14, 2018

Interesting insight into a mind of a self thinking demigod who makes everything personal!
Author needs to put away his dictionary though, it seems like he needs to show that a he can use words that are rarely used in conversation today. The Jarvanka duo was interesting on how they influence domestic and foreign policy and how they view their own quest for power.

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mswrite
Jun 06, 2018

We. Are. So. Screwed.

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librarycarolann
May 16, 2018

Great insight into what will surely go down in history as the worst presidency of the twenty-first century. Very detailed and easy to read, this book paints a clear warning to any organization about the perils of poor leadership. You may raise an eyebrow, snicker or even laugh-out-loud at Wolff's accounting of his time inside the White House, but then the morbid reality sets in that these are true stories about the very people tasked with running our country. There is more than enough backstabbing, treachery and alliance-forming to read about that you may momentarily mistake this for an episode of Dallas! (minus J.R. and Sue Ellen's witty repartee, of course) Wolff's work is invaluable for anyone wanting to know how Donald Trump has lowered the bar, not just for himself, but for traditional American norms of policy, politics, and human decency. The book is also a must-read for the approximately seventy-thousand voters of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin who took a chance, danced with the devil, and bestowed this horrific nightmare on you and I, the American people.

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soccerballs12
May 16, 2018

Shit

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tnscott
May 15, 2018

Reads like a Twitter feed, so many names and places....not a bad book, but I just kept asking myself why bother.

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dveronda
May 08, 2018

Excellent book, really enjoyed learning the characters and when I watch the news I recognize these players. The backstabbing, every human bad trait, incredible.....

It was funny, shocking, and pathetic. We are in for a whorl.

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JMFreads
Apr 22, 2018

This book was just okay. Nothing really that compelling. Most of the book had been played out in the media all ready. If you want to read this book, go ahead......I would not recommend it as a must-read. I noticed errors in editing immediately and I felt the writing was not very good.

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libertytoday2003
Apr 19, 2018

Not sure what anyone found in this book that had any value whatsoever. Wolff starts of his book with denigration after denigration of anyone who had anything to do with Trump, including Trump. Maybe most of those who made comments don't know how to read political books? But, when a political book starts off with the writer denigrating his subject you know to stop reading the book, let alone buy a bunhc of worthless trash.
Wolff also began by making outlandish statements that Trump and his team knew they were going to lose, and you could just feel the venom come off of Wolff's lips at that stage. Funny thing on election night I said to anyone who would listen "Trump was going to win the election and win it handily" which he did. Wolff obviously was clueless about why Trump was going to win and shows it in how writes about Trump losing. No doubt Wolff was terry eyed when his favourite Hillary did not win. I have a map of Trump's win showing that the Democrats are not only poor losers, but they lied after the election to say she won the popular vote. It was liberal inspired rubbish.
Wolff's book isn't worth reading unless your some kind of whiny liberal. I gave up reading this trash when his denigrating commentary and his accusations, insinuations and allegations just became to much to bear. Hillary's book "What Happened" was something even worse as she says she takes full blame for losing, but then blamed everyone else. Well that's what every narcissist does when they lose, anyway. Her taking full blame was just laughable. Liberalism is where garbage books like these two come from. You can't trust liberals or liberalism to ever tell the truth about anything. We have our own Canadian narcissist leader in Justin Trudeau. Would anyone believe in anything he wrote?

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breemu
Apr 18, 2018

Mostly quite Interesting. Not many surprises but fills in a lot of gaps. Provides solid (and fairly unknown/obscure) background on the various players. Gets a little tedious and/or rambling in places. Full of fairly challenging (and info-packed) lengthy run on sentences (Wolff has an "interesting" writing style). Some editing mistakes (probably because of the rush to publication). A sudden and abrupt ending that doesn't seem apropos to anything (other than Bannon's ousting). But, all in all, definitely worth the read.

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Keogh
Apr 18, 2018

What's wasted, "Adolf Online", is perfectly good oxygen going into your barely literate, inbred, alt-right, white trash, trailer park, permanently pissed off, gullible body. People with working brains need oxygen, and all you're doing is wasting it.

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Jan 21, 2018

Illustrated by this quote, don't believe everything you hear, read and sometimes see (Part 1 of 2):
“Do you condemn the actions of neo-Nazis? Do you condemn the actions of white supremacists?”

Some ninety minutes later he stood in the Diplomatic Reception Room, his eyes locked on to the teleprompter, and delivered a six-minute statement. Before getting to the point: “Our economy is now strong. The stock market continues to hit record highs, unemployment is at a sixteen-year low, and businesses are more optimistic than ever before. Companies are moving back to the United States and bringing many thousands of jobs with them. We have already created over one million jobs since I took office.”

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Jan 21, 2018

Illustrated by this quote, don't believe everything you hear, read and sometimes see (Part 2 of 2):

And only then: “We must love each other, show affection for each other and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry and violence. . . . We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans. . . . Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”

It was a reluctant mini-grovel. It was something of a restaging of the take-it-back birther speech about Obama during the campaign: much distraction and obfuscation, then a mumbled acknowledgment.

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