Landslide - Michael Wolff

Landslide

By Michael Wolff

  • Release Date: 2021-07-13
  • Genre: Political Science
Score: 4
4
From 275 Ratings

Description

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 entertains the 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.

Reviews

  • Interesting, but Ultimately a Big Letdown

    3
    By powerful resistance
    As good and better checked than the first 2 books. But the Epilogue was a flop. I felt like I was reading Page Six in the NY Post.
  • Left wing propaganda

    1
    By Stephen l.
    Garbage
  • Like shooting fish in a barrel

    4
    By crodriguez_jr
    I had great expectations I’d glean new insights into the craven mind of the subject of the book; I walked away, after reading every word, with all of three. My impression; once you have access to the subject and know of his infinite character flaws, you can make him perform like a dog in a circus. All that was missing was Michael giving him a treat at the end of yet-another outrageous quote. One thing is made DRAMATICALLY and EMPHATICALLY crystal-clear: under NO CIRCUMSTANCE should the subject be allowed in public again. He represents a clear and present danger to World Peace, to this day.
  • Liar 101

    1
    By #realfacts
    The author is an idiot. Instead of Trump being the one wanting to believe something other than the truth it’s the author, just wanting to sell another book. Because profit and money are the only things in his mind
  • Cinema Vérité with a Healthy Dose of Tabloid

    4
    By Epicure 2
    Wolff has a unique talent for blending well-written tabloid-style journalism that has an almost documentary (or perhaps docu-drama) leitmotif. This, his third book on a disorganized, amazingly ignorant but charismatic, deeply-flawed man doesn’t disappoint. The author does a great job painting a vivid portrait of a White House with no expertise and zero competence.
  • Worth the Time. Well done.

    5
    By Lab Taxi
    Well done. The best of the trilogy.
  • Appreciate the timelines, full speeches. Amazing writer

    5
    By _noagenda_
    A very honest look at what to expect next. Spoiler alert: especially loved the Mar-a-Lago sit down with Trump at the end.
  • Accurate Accounting of the Corrupt & Failed Trump Administration

    5
    By OBXJEN
    Most of these books tell similar situations that are corroborated by facts & evidence. Unlike the stolen election lie that continues with zero evidence. The more you read in how America almost became an autocracy under Trump, the better informed a person will be. History will show this as a dark time for America. But Democracy survived.

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