Michael Wolff, author of the bombshell bestseller Fire and Fury, once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege.
Just one year into Donald Trump’s term as president, Michael Wolff told the electrifying story of a White House consumed by controversy, chaos, and intense rivalries. Fire and Fury, an instant sensation, defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, in Siege, Wolff has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side.
At the outset of Trump’s second year as president, his situation is profoundly different. No longer tempered by experienced advisers, he is more impulsive and volatile than ever. But the wheels of justice are inexorably turning: Robert Mueller’s “witch hunt” haunts Trump every day, and other federal prosecutors are taking a deep dive into his business affairs. Many in the political establishmenteven some members of his own administrationhave turned on him and are dedicated to bringing him down. The Democrats see victory at the polls, and perhaps impeachment, in front of them. Trump, meanwhile, is certain he is invincible, making him all the more exposed and vulnerable. Week by week, as Trump becomes increasingly erratic, the question that lies at the heart of his tenure becomes ever more urgent: Will this most abnormal of presidencies at last reach the breaking point and implode?
Both a riveting narrative and a brilliant front-lines report, Siege provides an alarming and indelible portrait of a president like no other. Surrounded by enemies and blind to his peril, Trump is a raging, self-destructive infernoand the most divisive leader in American history.
|Publisher:||Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.|
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Table of Contents
Author's Note xi
1 Bullseye 1
2 The Do-Over 21
3 Lawyers 38
4 Home Alone 50
5 Robert Mueller 60
6 Michael Cohen 75
7 The Women 88
8 Michael Flynn 99
9 Midterms 113
10 Kushner 125
11 Hannity 143
12 Trump Abroad 156
13 Trump and Putin 169
14 100 Days 185
15 Manafort 196
16 Pecker, Cohen, Weisselberg 209
17 McCain, Woodward, Anonymous 223
18 Kavanaugh 234
19 Khashoggi 246
20 October Surprises 257
21 November 6 268
22 Shutdown 282
23 The Wall 295
Epilogue: The Report 309
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read Fire and Fury and wanted to read a summary of the continuing saga of our president. This book did not disappoint. This can not continue. This man has the codes and he could wake up in a bad mood and start a nuclear war.
Some truly gut-churning information here, the impact of which Wolff undermines by over reliance on Steve Bannon as a source. So much so that I began to wonder if Bannon shouldn't be listed as co-author. Full of devastatingly apt quick character sketches, which are similarly undercut by a smarmy "gotcha-at-your-worst" tone. Even if you despise Trump, this would have been a better book and made a better case had the facts been presented with less snark.
Another "National Enquirer" piece with a hard cover. Wasted my time.
Having read Wolff’s previous book about this administration (‘Fire & Fury’), I expected the same sort of gossipy insider anecdotes in this current book. It is apparent that Steve Bannon provided Wolff with most of the material, and Wolff’s sourcing process has been called into question. However, some of the anecdotes in this book have been printed elsewhere so there is truth to them; i.e., the story about how Chris Christie and team provided Trump with fully-vetted, qualified individuals 4-deep for each cabinet post and that those recommendations were jettisoned on order of Jared Kushner, which has led to the chaos and high turnover of unqualified individuals in this administration. Kushner himself is unqualified and naïve; he presents a problematic influence in the WH. Like his wife and father-in-law, he overestimates his abilities. A common thread runs through this and other books on this subject: Kushner Inc. by Ward, The Threat by McCabe, Fear by Woodward, Fascism by Albright, Hacks by Brazile, A Higher Loyalty by Comey, The Mueller Report and, of course Wolff’s Fire & Fury. If even half the stories are true, we should all be deeply disturbed with what’s going on in this administration.
A follow up to Fire and Fury and I wasn't disappointed. The book reminds you of just how much you have forgotten as one scandal follows a prior crisis. Steve Bannon is the star of the book and there is criticism of that from another reviewer. That said, Wolff obviously lost the access he had and was writing this from the outside so he is no longer party to the same internal view as he had in the first book. He and Bannon are united in their being on the outs and Bannon is probably the most interesting character in all of this. I completely understand why he wants to burn Washington to the ground and his adherence to principle ( questionable principles no doubt ) juxtaposed to Trump's utter lack of guiding principle is a main theme. The book is a record of all the bull we have been through with Trump, albeit with a gossip column tone. It is "snarky" as a reviewer put it but how can one not be snarky when dealing with such a repugnant excuse for a human being.
The book gives (or purports to give) the inside scoop of the Trump Whitehouse, and in that it is interesting and even fun for those who don't like him. But I found it slow-going - I guess I expected a quick read like in Wolff's other book. But there's a huge reliance on Steve Bannon here, so I wonder if the narrative is too heavily colored by him, especially since he was bounced from the Trump circle almost 2 years ago. But I found it easy to believe he's still playing Trump using intermediaries like Sean Hannity. Regardless, if you're a Trump fan you'll hate the book as much as or more than you hate anything negative about him. If you're not a fan, you'll likely be amazed (and scared) at what the people surrounding Trump say he's like off-camera.
Anyone who continues to support trump are truly delusional after reading this book
What a stain this man is on our Country's history. He has to be held accountable for our Country to redeem itself.
Fake news. Dont bother
Democrats are just sore losers. Don't read this book use your time on less idiotic book.