Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

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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: Henry Holt and Co., 2018
Edition: ON ORDER
ISBN: 9781250158062
1250158060
Branch Call Number: 3564MISC 2

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reillylives
Sep 04, 2018

Fake News anyone?

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dixiedog
Sep 03, 2018

Fire and Fury – Inside the Trump Whitehouse is a book better suited for Americans. A reader can get lost in all of the persons named, unless you watch American news every night.

I agree with other reviewers that this book is an eye opener. I believe that Donald Trump is the least Presidential President ever to sit in the Oval Office. A man, who gives no respect, deserves no respect. He has an ego that is simply out of this world and one has to wonder how a man who cannot pay attention to details ever got to where he did. He has already changed American politics and it will not recover for perhaps 25 to 40 years. I hope we all survive his leadership, and I use that word loosely. I hope the American public wake up or that he is finally impeached.

David Frum’s ‘Trumpocracy’ and James Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’ were easier to read. Senior Doctor-at-Bass-Fishing! D. A.

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lessack
Aug 16, 2018

Yes, I was just in the Yarborough branch. Eleven copies on the shelf.
Big demand for this kiss and tell. I guess the Austin Public Library is rolling in the dough and can afford to waste money like this.

I wonder how many copies of the new Omarosa book are on order?

A few years ago, they also loaded up on Wendy Davis' autobiography.
None of them are on hold at this time!

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jeanjessup
Aug 13, 2018

I noticed that the library ordered 160+ copies of this book. I looked at all the other books about Trump and the most on hand for any one publication was 10 copies at most. I would have loved to know what was actually going on behind the scenes in Washington, but I don't think I can get that info from this book. I read the first chapter about the election night and couldn't believe the propaganda about Trump not really wanting to win. How can someone who travels all over the US giving in-person rallies, not really want to win? He had an actual platform he was running on also. If anything, Hillary probably didn't want to win as evidenced from the lack of a platform other than calling Americans deplorable, racist, misogynist, bigot, etc.. And as far as campaigning, it seemed she didn't go out for her rallies very much due to her health. Just using common sense, the book propagates lies from the very start. I tried reading the second chapter just to see if there was any substance to glean from the book, but it sounded like the nonsensical mainstream news that always bored me due to it's dry disconnectedness from reality. After reading the rest of the comments, I decided to go ahead and return the book rather than struggle to finish it.

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El_Davo
Aug 04, 2018

A very easy and interesting read. Just 300 pages which connected all of the dots for me on the current, unbelievable mess in the White House.

Trump is an astounding fool and is surrounded by other fools, criminals and crackpots. As Omarosa's disclosures and this week's events show (Manafort's conviction / Cohen's guilty pleas), Trump will be gone shortly by a combination a mid term collapse from the GOP, indictment and impeachment.

The worst Presidency in US history will be over soon but the enormous mess that has been made will linger for decades or generations.

Odd to read many of the other remarks and find that people either didn't even read the book or only read a bit of it and are using their review to trash the press' treatment of Trump. If they had bothered to read and understand the book, they would know why he and his inner circle were treated the way they were - they are a bunch of lying incompetents. Baffled.

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vfaine14
Jul 23, 2018

Throughout the book, I kept saying, Oh, My God. The most interesting thing is the suggestion and prediction of his campaign manager, Steve Bannon (who was fired): There was a chance that "Mueller's investigation would lead to Trump's impeachment or resignation, or limping to the end of his term; and that there would certainly not be a second term, or even an attempt at one." That was said by the man who helped get him in office and tried to help him focus and look presidential--but was too much of a threat to the way he wanted to rule. I am left with the question--what happened? How will we rebound from this? SMH

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rstuhlman
Jul 11, 2018

There were so many lol moments!
Very well written, could hardly put it down.

ArapahoeLesley Jul 06, 2018

Anybody with their eyes half open would be aware of the majority of happenings in this book but putting it all together in one place was smart and this book could be used to remind oneself that things aren't normal and not to get complacent. It's worth listening to, the narrator did a good job.

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writermala
Jun 28, 2018

I found this a hard book to read even though I'm somewhat familiar with American politics.

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MATTHEW K OSMAN
Jun 20, 2018

I never wanted trump as President he’s the worst just like going to see grown-ups the movie

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jimg2000
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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jimg2000
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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