Fire and Fury

Fire and Fury

Inside the Trump White House

Book - 2018
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With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time

The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous--and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself.

In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office. 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

Never before has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.

Publisher: New York, NY : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
ISBN: 9781250158062
Characteristics: xiii, 321 pages ; 25 cm

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oracle_guy_2
Feb 21, 2018

Although the author relied primarily on Steve Bannon for a great many of his insights, I don't doubt for a moment that this book is right on the mark. Trump's daily tweets confirm every position this book described. Trump is no more ready for the job today than he was when he decided it would be a lark to run for President and get a lot of attention.

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GeneralAmerica
Feb 21, 2018

Trump is a fool and a threat to our democracy. The brainwashed Fox news viewers need to wake up and face reality.

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compufobe
Feb 20, 2018

I felt it was my God-given duty to keep the copy of this book off the shelves and out of circulation as long as possible to shield the unwarrary from this piece of political pornography. But Satan made me read it! Jesus forgive me!

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lindy1thomas
Feb 20, 2018

All who seek the truth should know by now (after a full year of Trump's presidency) that this book is a pile of garbage and anyone who knows Michael Wolff, knows what he's really all about. A year has gone by and the American dollar is stronger, black employment at it's lowest rate ever and millions of babies won't be murdered anymore thanks to president Trump and his brilliant team. These are only some of the amazing things they have done for their nation thus far. If you're close minded and believe the mainstream media who are all leftists, you would just love to believe these lies to add more fury to your own fire. Book was rushed to finish in order to promote false propaganda. Would have given Zero stars if I could!

So proud to be a Canadian. I feel dirty after reading this book as it lays out precisely just how screwed up Trump and his merry band of White House aides are. You can tell the book was rushed to get out into print, as a little more proof reading and grammatical corrections would have helped make it a better read. However, it was was well worth the wait to read, and only wish there was a sequel so we can continue to have more insights about just how disfunctional Trump and his family are.

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djtj
Feb 20, 2018

I wasn't planning on buying this book but when Wikileaks (who Trump proclaimed " I love leaks") put a copy of the book on the web to dampen sales - I bought it. Very interesting tidbits but nothing groundbreaking - we already knew Trump is a narcissistic moron. Hopefully, he and Pence (who obviously knew about the corruption and said nothing) will be replaced soon.

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Bookworm1562
Feb 18, 2018

"Fire and Fury" is an unflattering account of President Trump and his administration. I think it is true that the Trump Team did not believe they were going to win the election, and they were unprepared to settle into the White House and govern. I don't think it is true that most of the "all-star" candidates for various positions were not available because they had sided with Hillary Clinton. Since thirteen Russians were just indicted, you'll find the Russian discussions very interesting. "Trump is Trump" as you'll read many times. He is his own worst enemy, and his ego does not allow him to see that. He can't delegate authority so few are getting their jobs done. I can not see how he will have a chance to go down in history as a good president. We can only hope that he doesn't irreparably hurt this country.

Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Feb 18, 2018

Anyone who followed the news during the first year of Trump's presidency won't be too surprised by anything in this book. It adds extra information to events that are already common knowledge, with most of the new information coming from conversations Wolff had with people inside the White House. Wolff seemed to have a lot of access, specifically to Steve Bannon. It's an interesting look at a controversial presidency, and the family members and staff with their own agendas.

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gramsci
Feb 17, 2018

An excellent account of the chaos created by a malignant narcissist whose incompetence knows no bounds.

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brangwinn
Feb 13, 2018

I wouldn’t have purchased this book, except for the vitriol coming from #45 about this book. Nothing new is presented, but the tone it sets continues to prove that Trump’s White House is dysfunctional.

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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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