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 :, Henry Holt and Company,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250158062
Branch Call Number: 973.93309 Trump -W
Characteristics: xiii, 321 pages


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Mar 15, 2018

I only got half-way through the book. It wasn't really telling me anything I didn't already know, maybe a little more detail, but it wasn't enough to stop me from putting it down.

My time was up half way though the book, I don't think I will bother going back to it - the evening news gets even more outrageous than the book, so no point in reading anymore of it.

Mar 13, 2018

This book was excellently written. I was pleasantly surprised by this. It filled in a lot of the gaps that are left when you only follow the news. A great read that I found not to be exploitative. I learned a lot more than I knew about the White House and its function.

Mar 12, 2018

With Trump's rise to power I've been forced to follow Chris Matthews' "Hardball" each weekly evening; Trump is the accident I can't look away from. This book, despite flaws, is a good supplement to everything I've previously read and heard. It's interesting to read it now, after even more White House turnover, as some of the sideline characters in Fire and Fury have emerged as headliners in recent news. Also interesting, and something which I'd not got previously, is a much better understanding of Bannon, a deeper comprehension of why the various White House sides were warring, and even a much clearer picture of what Trump believes he is saying when he says "fake news". So the book was a good companion/supplemental piece to all this informed reader already knew. Were I not as up to date on the subject I think it would be a bit difficult to understand.

Mar 09, 2018

There is little new here that we don't get in the constant news feeds, but it is surprisingly soothing to have an attempt at narrative analysis instead of the staccato buckshot info-drama that keeps us all on the roil every day.

I anticipate that Mueller's final report - may it come soon! - will be a much better read and have much more impact on the churned-up nation south of us.

Mar 06, 2018

Contrary to several reviews I found this book most informative and I learnt a lot that has NOT been reported to the masses. Trump has turned the White House and this administration into a war zone. The in-fighting and turnover of staff is incredible and as I write another is on the way out. The thing is that several remarks about things that could eventuate are starting to happen. I'm pleased I took the time to read it and I recommend it, if you are at all interested in having a better insight into what is going on in the US. Sadly it affects us all wherever we may live.

Mar 04, 2018

I would not recommend this book to anyone and would say that reading it is a waste of time. There are literally hundreds of people waiting to read it, however, who are obviously curious to get more insight into the situation in the White House. I don't believe that you'll learn anything new from this book. I read it quickly as it was not a pleasant experience. It was superficial and not well edited. Very disappointing, disturbing and depressing, just like the President himself.

Feb 26, 2018

If you like L. Ron. Hubbard this is a book for you. It is written so badly that I gave up after the third page. if you have a hold cancel it, don't waste your precious time.

Feb 25, 2018

This book is not an easy read ...the level of comprehension is high and the content is astounding, frustrating and shocking to read. I had to keep putting it down as it disgusted me. If only a portion of this book is true, America is in very precarious hands.

Feb 23, 2018

Trump may not be our best leader, but he is billions of times better than his opponent.#MakeAmericaGreatAgain Those who despise that saying are the biggest hypocrites.

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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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.”

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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Jan 13, 2018

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