Landslide : the final days of the Trump White House / Michael Wolff.Material type: TextPublisher: 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.
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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)