Landslide : the final days of the Trump White House / Michael Wolff.

By: Wolff, Michael, 1953-Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2021Edition: First editionDescription: xvi, 312 pages ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781250830012Other title: Land-slide : the final days of the Trump White House | Final days of the Trump White HouseSubject(s): Trump, Donald, 1946- | Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2020 | Presidents -- United States -- Psychology | Presidents -- United States -- Staff | Presidents -- United States -- Friends and associates | United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-2021Genre/Form: Biographies.
Contents:
Introduction -- Prologue. The trial -- Death star -- Election night -- New votes -- Rudy -- What's black is white -- Where now? -- The endgame -- The day before -- Morning, January 6 -- The remainder of the day, January 6 -- Deplatformed -- Redux -- Epilogue. The road to Mar-a-Lago.
Summary: "The story of Trump's ... last months at the helm of the country, based on [the author's] ... access to White House aides and to the former president himself, yielding a wealth of new information and insights about what really happened inside the highest office in the land, and the world"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: Wolff embedded himself in the White House in 2017 and his top-level access gave us a vivid picture of the chaos that had descended on Washington. In 2021 he found the Oval Office even more chaotic and bizarre. At all times of the day Trump, behind the Resolute desk, was surrounded by schemers and unqualified sycophants who spoon-feed him the "alternative facts" he hungered to hear about COVID-19, Black Lives Matter protests, and, most of all, his chance of winning reelection. As Trump entertained the idea of martial law and balked at calling off the insurrectionist mob that threatens the institution of democracy itself, we witness the desperation, duplicity, and delusion that was unfolding within the West Wing. -- adapted from jacket.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

An instant New York Times bestseller.

Critics agree: Michael Wolff's Landslide is THE book on Trump.

" Landslide . . . is the one to leap upon. Smart, vivid and intrepid . . ." -- The New York Times

"I inhaled Landslide , gobbled it up." --Slate

"Wow. Just wow . . ." -- Evening Standard

"Cruel, unforgiving, muckraking, scandalous. I couldn't stop reading it."-- The Telegraph

We all witnessed some of the most shocking and confounding political events of our lifetime: the careening last stage of Donald J. Trump's reelection campaign, the president's audacious election challenge, the harrowing mayhem of January 6, the buffoonery of the second impeachment trial. But what was really going on in the inner sanctum of the White House during these calamitous events? What did the president and his dwindling cadre of loyalists actually believe? And what were they planning?

Michael Wolff pulled back the curtain on the Trump presidency with his #1 bestselling blockbuster Fire and Fury . Now, in Landslide , he closes the door on the presidency with a final, astonishingly candid account.

Wolff embedded himself in the White House in 2017 and gave us a vivid picture of the chaos that had descended on Washington. Almost four years later, Wolff finds the Oval Office even more chaotic and bizarre, a kind of Star Wars bar scene. At all times of the day, Trump, behind the Resolute desk, is surrounded by schemers and unqualified sycophants who spoon-feed him the "alternative facts" he hungers to hear--about COVID-19, Black Lives Matter protests, and, most of all, his chance of winning reelection. Once again, Wolff has gotten top-level access and takes us front row as Trump's circle of plotters whittles down to the most enabling and the president reaches beyond the bounds of democracy as he entertainsthe idea of martial law and balks at calling off the insurrectionist mob that threatens the institution of democracy itself.

As the Trump presidency's hold over the country spiraled out of control, an untold and human account of desperation, duplicity, and delusion was unfolding within the West Wing. Landslide is that story as only Michael Wolff can tell it.

"The final days of the Trump presidency"--Jacket.

Introduction -- Prologue. The trial -- Death star -- Election night -- New votes -- Rudy -- What's black is white -- Where now? -- The endgame -- The day before -- Morning, January 6 -- The remainder of the day, January 6 -- Deplatformed -- Redux -- Epilogue. The road to Mar-a-Lago.

"The story of Trump's ... last months at the helm of the country, based on [the author's] ... access to White House aides and to the former president himself, yielding a wealth of new information and insights about what really happened inside the highest office in the land, and the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Wolff embedded himself in the White House in 2017 and his top-level access gave us a vivid picture of the chaos that had descended on Washington. In 2021 he found the Oval Office even more chaotic and bizarre. At all times of the day Trump, behind the Resolute desk, was surrounded by schemers and unqualified sycophants who spoon-feed him the "alternative facts" he hungered to hear about COVID-19, Black Lives Matter protests, and, most of all, his chance of winning reelection. As Trump entertained the idea of martial law and balked at calling off the insurrectionist mob that threatens the institution of democracy itself, we witness the desperation, duplicity, and delusion that was unfolding within the West Wing. -- adapted from jacket.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. xiii)
  • Prologue: The Trial (p. 1)
  • 1 Death Star (p. 9)
  • 2 Election Night (p. 43)
  • 3 New Votes (p. 64)
  • 4 Rudy (p. 92)
  • 5 What's Black Is White (p. 121)
  • 6 Where Now? (p. 143)
  • 7 The Endgame (p. 163)
  • 8 The Day Before (p. 189)
  • 9 Morning, January 6 (p. 213)
  • 10 The Remainder Of The Day, January 6 (p. 229)
  • 11 Deplatformed (p. 251)
  • 12 Redux (p. 272)
  • Epilogue: The Road To Mar-A-Lago (p. 291)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 311)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Kirkus Book Review

The veteran journalist delivers an in-the-bunker account of the disastrous end of the Trump administration. Following Fire and Fury and Siege, Wolff makes it clear that Trump is our first postmodern president, completely uninterested in doing any real work but obsessed with the media and his media image: "What was on television left a greater impression on him than what was said to him, or what intelligence he received, or what facts were known." He surrounded himself with corrupt operators, cheerleaders, and, at the end, "crazies [who] kept identifying people who were even crazier." In this well-paced but seldom newsworthy account of the weeks between the 2020 election and the Trump family's anticlimactic departure on Inauguration Day, Wolff depicts a thoroughly inept, endlessly self-dealing swirl of hangers-on and sycophants whose goal was singular: to gain Machiavellian advantage while always "assuring the president that he was right." In between the lines, the author suggests that Trump was fully aware that his retinue was loyal in order to be rewarded and was contemptuous of them all. Regarding the associate who proved perhaps the most loyal in the end, Rudy Giuliani, Wolff writes that Trump has frozen him out of his would-be shadow government at Mar-a-Lago and won't pay any of his bills. Meanwhile, anyone with a wisp of competence was long gone before Election Day, leaving it to the likes of Sidney Powell to attempt to make Trump's case that the election had been stolen from him and to defend him in his second impeachment. A few memorable episodes make the book worthy of attention: Trump showing patent scorn for the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol at his behest or promising that he'll be back in 2024, ready to exact vengeance on everyone who's ever crossed him. A satisfying neck-craning look at the raging dumpster fire of Trump's final months in office. Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
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