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Publisher 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.

Politics & Current Events
July 13
Henry Holt and Co.

Customer Reviews

crodriguez_jr ,

Like shooting fish in a barrel

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.

powerful resistance ,

Interesting, but Ultimately a Big Letdown

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.

Stephen l. ,

Left wing propaganda


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