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Fear: Trump in the White House
Fear: Trump in the White House | Bob Woodward
THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president's first years in office.
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kricheal
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It's crazy to believe that I've read this and it isn't fiction. I can't believe we live in the 21st century and this is the president. It's so unbelievably sad, but I will continue to stay informed on everything. #votehimout #44 #2019

Come-read-with-me @kricheal I had the same reaction - truth really is stranger than fiction these days. 7d
kricheal @Come-read-with-me I just so happened to be reading the chapters about the way Trump handled what happened in Charlottesville the same weekend of the mass shootings. The people in his inner circle then recognized he stoked racism and hatred. I don't mind political discourse, but this goes too far, he needs to be removed from office. 7d
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Wannabe_Quijote
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Look what I found in a local #bookstore in the old town district of #Hanoi, #Vietnam!

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kricheal
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlyreading

Sweettartlaura I would say, Enjoy, but ... 😔. Good luck instead. 2mo
smolgaysnowbazshipper I second that. 2mo
kricheal @Sweettartlaura @smolgaysnowbazshipper So far nothing that I haven't seen in the news yet but the book has been out awhile so maybe at one point it was the news? Trump is just nuts. I wonder who is the author's source? So far it seems to be(without saying so) Steve Bannon- but why? I still can't believe this guy is in charge of the country. 2mo
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MarleneRoss
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Excellent!

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gradcat
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#marchintothe70s

(Day 27 - #WhatAFoolBelieves)

This was another easy one for me. I‘m sorry if I get too political, but I‘m very passionate about what goes on in my country, and my head is often flooded with some of the negative aspects of it.

Leftcoastzen Perfect! 5mo
Cinfhen These images are hilarious 😂 5mo
Cathythoughts The hair-do ... it‘s 🤷🏻‍♀️ 🥴 5mo
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gradcat @Leftcoastzen @Cinfhen @Cathythoughts Thank you for your comments...I‘m always a bit nervous about flaunting my politics so brazenly...I‘d hate to offend any Littens. Your comments ease my mind. ❤️ (edited) 5mo
britt_brooke 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
Chrissyreadit 🙌🙌🙌👏👏👏 5mo
SW-T Sadly, people who have important things to say get scared of offending others. So happy you spoke out. Inspiring for everyone else who holds back! 😊❤️😊❤️ 5mo
gradcat @britt_brooke @Chrissyreadit @SW-T Thanks so much for the support, peeps...it really helps to strengthen my voice. 🥰❤️ 5mo
arubabookwoman 👍👍 5mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I went into this book skeptical. It had be hard to read (or write) about events of the recent past when we are still dealing with the aftermath. And in many cases we still don‘t know how it will have effected our world. This book was a hard read and did not make me feel better about our political situation. But it was interesting. Like a car crash. Hard to look Away.

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teyla
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Meanders a bit and offers few conclusion, but gives good insight into the political operations of the Trump White House provided you're happy to draw your own conclusions from the described circumstances. Read this right after Fire & Fury and thought the two went together nicely to provide both a personal and a political insight into the administration.

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Booksnchill
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Ok I girded myself, closed my eyes during the section on election night, and dived in. It is well researched, factual, non- hystrionic account of the Trump White House up through early 2018- We end when Mueller is just about to gear up. I am glad I read this- I now have a better grasp on the players, the Trump decision- making “process”( we need a 6th grade teacher as Chief of Staff apparently or a nun with a ruler). I want the sequel- impeachment

KathyWheeler I might read this — maybe — because I trust Bob Woodward to not be histrionic. 5mo
Booksnchill @KathyWheeler i was fine after I got past election night! 5mo
KathyWheeler @Booksnchill I‘m just not sure I can read anything about that awful excuse for a human being. 5mo
Booksnchill I do understand but it is somewhat enjoyable watching staff try and thwart him 5mo
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overtheedge
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Mehso-so


This goes straight to lack of character, lack of empathy, lack of capable skills to do his job. A cowardly man who is willing to destroy the very foundations our country was build on, our democracy. Just to avoid being seen for what he truly is
A con, a cheat, a liar.
A creepy dictator in sheepskin.
A seal in a now bankrupt circus, who still cant balance a ball on his nose.
Review goodreads.com/overtheedge

CouronneDhiver Well, I can see that you aren‘t a fan (no argument from me)... but was the book well done/presented? 5mo
overtheedge @CouronneDhiver ....my entire review is on Goodreads. It would not fit here. 5mo
CouronneDhiver That link didn‘t work since I don‘t have a GR account. Never mind. 5mo
overtheedge @CouronneDhiver sorry the link didnt work. 5mo
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Hollie
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#youresovain I bet you think this song is about you, you‘re so vain! #marchintothe70s

Lizpixie There are no words to describe that man. I used to read the paper every day and watched the 6pm news 7 days a week. Since he was elected(I‘m still shaking my head over that!)I haven‘t done either, I just don‘t want to know the crap he‘s putting the world through.🙈🙉🙊 6mo
Hollie @lixpixie 2020 can‘t come quickly enough 6mo
kspenmoll Keep hoping & voting. I get it @Lizpixie ! My husband is a news hound so he keeps me informed of essentials. I just cannot even look at that face. 6mo
Cinfhen Sad truth ☹️He honestly loves himself 😢😢😢 6mo
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mdhughes72
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I struggled to get through this. I don‘t doubt Woodward‘s chops as a reporter, but his ability to tell a compelling story leaves a lot to be desired. Just an accounting of one damn thing after another. I learned that Trump does have a core — wanting to be strong and not be seen or treated as weak. Nothing else matters to him. Once you get that about him, his actions are comprehensible & predictable. Not sure he‘s evil so much as petty & deluded.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Heh. Love The Onion. 6mo
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saguarosally
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How can things be like they are portrayed in this book? The problem is that this makes Trump look very impulsive and reactionary. In the meantime he can formulate all the malevolent plans he desires.

After reading this I need some sort of happy picture. How about sunset in December?

Carolyn11215 With Trump, I‘m not sure those 2 things are mutually exclusive. 6mo
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Tkgbjenn1
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I probably would have got more out of this book had I read it when it first came. It‘s been analyzed and over analyzed. Already old news.

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Booksnchill
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About to go hear Bob Woodward at War Memorial Auditorium- I Fear I may not yet be ready to deep dive into the Trump white house but here I go!

KathyWheeler Have fun! 6mo
Booksnchill @KathyWheeler it was such a refreshing evening to be in the presence of a mature, professional who relies on actual facts and takes a long view.💖 6mo
KathyWheeler @Booksnchill I bet it was! If I ever read a book about Trump, it will be this one. 6mo
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saguarosally
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I‘m reading the book slowly but I‘m still mesmerized by #libraryarchitecture . If anyone recalls me recently posting from Lawrence MA, this library is maybe ten minutes away in Methuen MA but may as well be an entire lifetime away.

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saguarosally
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End of the first quarter. Rams 0. Patriots 0. Commercials 0. #litsypartyofone

MaleficentBookDragon The #manpanion was just saying that the commercials weren't very good. 😂 6mo
Morr_Books The Jason Bateman commercial made me laugh. 6mo
saguarosally @MaleficentBookDragon @Morr_Books I can see all of that. They just haven‘t captured my attention from the book. 6mo
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melissajayne I‘m falling asleep. Total bore of a game, so far. 6mo
saguarosally @melissajayne It‘s not even like it‘s a huge defensive game. Just boring until that play. 6mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Morr_Books I missed that one. I did like seeing The Dude. The T Mobiles ones made me chuckle. 6mo
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saguarosally
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#litsypartyofone Yeah, I‘m watching from the midst of Patriots territory. Not that I care, as long as footballs are properly inflated.

cathysaid 😂😂😂 6mo
AnansiGirl 😂🤣😂🤣 6mo
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mrozzz
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BLECH! Trump and his administration come off sounding just as vulgar and ignorant as I already thought they all were. Though I wasn‘t shocked, I was caught off guard a few times at just how often his staff treated the president like a child, for example removing papers from his desk so he wouldn‘t sign away America‘s place in various trade deals against the advice of his cabinet. Glad I read it. The constant breaking news alerts make sense now.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Wow. He is such a toddler. Unbelievable. I think I need to read this! 7mo
mrozzz SUCH. A. CHILD. @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled it‘s crazy how his staff treat him, and yet I‘m not surprised. 😖 7mo
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saguarosally
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1. 12F. It was 0F when I got to work. Who considers this habitable?
2. 90? 95? Just keep it under 110.
3. No idea, too cold though as always.
4. Whatever it is in the cafe. ☕️
5. See above. The anger warms me up. 😂

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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This theme comes up few times, no matter how much data they present, no matter how many experts, or national security officials, or generals explain it...if he‘s believed it for years, they are just wrong.

GingerAntics 🤦🏼‍♀️ 7mo
AlaMich I marvel over and over at how his mind works. Or, more accurately, doesn‘t work. Does he believe everything he says or does he say things because he knows it provokes people? Probably both. “I decide what I believe, and because I believe it, it is made truth.” The world according to donald trump. 7mo
Naj Unfortunately, he's not the only one who thinks like that. Bigots everywhere are the same and they enable people like Trump. 7mo
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AmyG You see this now with our intelligence agencies. Trump knows more than all of them. He‘s delusional. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Naj I completely agree, and he enables them too. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @AmyG That was probably why it was strong in my head today.... they are testifying on the real national security threats, and he‘s saying...not those, it‘s the Southern border. After all Kim and I send each other the most amazing love letters. But those security agencies are naive. 🤯 7mo
Laura317 I really don‘t understand this man. I worry about the hole we will leave if he really pulls troops out of Syria and Afghanistan (and what will fill that hole). Sorry for going political. He just boggles the mind. 7mo
SW-T I worry about how long it‘ll take to recover from everything he‘s doing now 😢 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Laura317 That‘s ok, it‘s hard not to as we read political books... and yes, I completely agree. From this book I can see that he has trouble envisioning what might happen in the future based on his moves today. There‘s a section about him wanting to pull out of certain overseas agreements, like support to S Korea, because it‘s a waste of money, and the generals trying to explain to him that we more than get our money back because of the... 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Laura317 ..security benefits we gain for the US overall. It‘s definitely a scary read, especially knowing almost everyone in the book expressing frustrations have since left the White House, because they weren‘t on the same page as POTUS 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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And this part resonated as I‘m listening to the mock trials based on the #ShakespeareReadAlong plays we‘ve been reading....seriously having read about some of these Kings and their tirades, that‘s I huge statement.

Gezemice Indeed! He thinks he is King and people should kneel to him, or else. 7mo
GingerAntics @Gezemice totally agree with that. I‘m still betting that if he ever gets voted out of office, he‘ll have to be dragged out of the White House kicking and screaming. 7mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I honestly wonder if he has a severe psychiatric disorder. 7mo
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Gezemice @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh, he does. Psychologists have diagnosed him with narcissism and sociopathy. Obviously he would never submit to a psychological evaluation so it is only from a distance. But he has a classic lack of empathy and moral compass characteristic to narcissism. 7mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Gezemice Makes complete sense. I don‘t think I‘ve ever seen anything so extreme. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Let me just say, again, love my Litsy family. I don‘t know how anybody can watch him and not think something is off there, but I have family members who love him. 7mo
SW-T @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled My brother-in-law liked him. 🤢 7mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Me too. I can‘t comprehend it. 🤦‍♀️ 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Parts of this book are still resonating as we talk about shutdowns and DACA...

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saguarosally
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Just another book I‘m reading as a reason to post #brutalistlibrary buildings. This one is in Lawrence, MA. Anyone else fascinated by library architecture? I‘d love to see it! #libraryarchitecture #brutalism

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Another part I found very interesting considering more recent developments:
In June 2017 MBS became the heir apparent, and MBN was removed from his positions
In November 2017 he was involved with the Jamal Khashoggi murder
Not to mention some pretty murky issues with Yemen and Qatar in there too.

So interesting that the family has friendships with and a back channel to MBS from the beginning.

Samplergal So corrupt. 7mo
GingerAntics Just one more sign of corruption in that family. Never mind the current proof that he has no idea how the government actually works. 🙄 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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So even from the very beginning, when none of it was being tied to him, and they are assuring him of that....this was his response.

Boy I feel OLD, I remember after 9-11 when they talked about how important human intelligence and sources were.

GingerAntics Oh I‘m guessing they‘re still just as important. Trump is not the intelligence community (in any connotation of the term). 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics Oh I understand that, but you‘d think for someone living in New York his whole life, after 9-11, some of that would have sunk in 🤷‍♀️... I guess it falls under the same heading as Giuliani saying he didn‘t know where H Clinton was then, and there are pictures of her right beside him. 7mo
GingerAntics 🤦🏼‍♀️ I think if it wasn‘t about him, he didn‘t care. 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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This book took me a VERY long time to get through....I pre-ordered it, started it as soon as I got it, read the first few chapters, put it down, and just couldn‘t bring myself to pick it up again... until last week. When the shutdown became the longest in history, and I thought I really should finish this book, try to glean some understanding of how we got here. Oddly it was much easier to read now, the current administration‘s emergency a day/..

Riveted_Reader_Melissa .../hour style made most of this book feel like ancient history already, and 99% of the people it references no longer work for the President, almost all citing irreconcilable differences of one sort or another with the man in charge. And that‘s my take away, which seems very apt this week, he‘s a very difficult man to work with, even for the people who work directly for him and are trying to help him. 7mo
MelissaSue81 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa - yay for a #readthecandidates Book! I read this one last year so I‘ll have to read a different Trump book **shudder** 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MelissaSue81 I probably won‘t read anymore about him specifically, but I‘d like to get to Russian Roulette sometime this year, which is definitely related. 7mo
MelissaSue81 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa - ooh! I did read Russian Roulette this year. Maybe I‘ll count that if I just can‘t do another trump book. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MelissaSue81 There are plenty of candidates to read about, I wouldn‘t force myself to read another Trump book, especially if you feel like you already know enough to make a decision there. 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I really need to read this one. I have a few that are fast becoming ridiculously “old news!” 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage If you want to read this one in Feb instead (or whatever month), just let me know...I‘ll just pick up the Warren that month that you read already. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage And yes! This one ends where Rob Porter is leaving, and Dowd is stepping down as his lawyer (before Cohen, before Giuliani)...some of that just seems like eons ago considering all that‘s happened since. 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m still good with our February choice. I‘m not sure this will be the first I read. I‘ve been eyeing the Katy Tur memoir lately. That‘s even older news. How are you doing with Sapiens? 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Pretty good, about 25% of the way through, and on track to finish it up yet this week. I like the neutral viewpoint, but sometimes he‘s almost negative. My favorite part so far is the idea that the plants (wheat/corn) domesticated us👍. I loved that twist on a familiar tale. 7mo
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BooksbyBJThompson
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The Trump Administration is like the Nixon Administration on meth.

Lynnsoprano What a great description 😄 7mo
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BBowling
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Trump is an ally to no one. He‘ll gut anyone at anytime. He is erratic and shallow, displaying zero attention span. A writhing puppet to Fox News. A highly detailed gripping account!

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Way behind on my reviews, so it's going to be a few posts in a review. Took this with a pinch of salt, I am no fan of Trump but I am not sure how accurate it is and I think historians are going to unravelling his presidency long after he's dead. Nevertheless, this was a gripping, terrifying read.

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Kathrin
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Recently I discovered that a Blinkist subscription comes with a Scribd subscription.

I didn't want to read Fear, but listening to the Blinkist version is doable.

I think I will use Blinkist for nonfiction books that i am interested in, but not interested enough to invest time for the whole book.

Do any of you use the service and how do you like it?

LaLecture I‘ve read about Blinkinst but never thought about using it. But that‘s a great idea actually! Especially with this book. I think it would make me too mad to read it completely 😂. Also life is too short to read every book and some can be quite well shortened in such a summary, I guess. 7mo
Kathrin @LaLecture Exactly. I already had the book on loan from the library, but didn‘t really feel up to dealing with it. Getting the gist of it in 20 minutes was the way to go. 7mo
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Billypar
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I was on board with most of this: Woodard certainly paints a revealing picture of an administration that is, if not surprising, one that fills in a lot of gaps in the news coverage. I had one big complaint though: too much dialogue. It's nothing if not colorful, but I feel like it distracts from the content of the discussions, which is more disturbing and where the conversation ought to be focused.

Billypar Photo is from RollingStone 7mo
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JoyBlue
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One person present said Mattis's message was clear: Stop fucking around with this. We're doing this because we've got to prevent World War III. This isn't some business gamble where if you happen to go bankrupt or whatever, it's not a big deal.
It seemed Mattis and others were at the end of their rope with the president. How are you possibly questioning these things that are obvious and so fundamental? (p 306)

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JoyBlue
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Time for some wholesome breakfast while I review bookmarks on a decidedly unwholesome topic.

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Margaretvancleve
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Great read but terrifying. Trump is an idiot

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Wannabe_Quijote
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Finished this one during some #cozy #newyearsday reading while my dad practices his #solitaire skills

#politics #journalism #trump

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Sweettartlaura
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#yearinreview #2018wrapup
Unfortunately these books were essential reading this year. They were often more helpful than the daily chaos he thrusts us into.
Fear & Russian Roulette are journalistic & well-supported.
Fire & Fury is more tabloid-ish, but all of it bears out thus far.
Unbelievable is a good refresher of the campaign.
Born Trump is illuminating.
If you can‘t take the daily news, try one of these to keep abreast of things.

keithmalek I read 3 of them. Fire and Fury, Unthinkable, and Fear. 8mo
Sweettartlaura @keithmalek 👍🏻. It ain‘t fun, but it is important. 8mo
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Timidmagick
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Mehso-so

Has it really been 2 years? Please don‘t make it 6 more.

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Smrloomis
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Finally starting (a borrowed) copy of this. Not sure if I‘ll be able to finish it but we‘ll see. Also, Christmas gift socks 😁

Valeka I'm currently reading it and have to keep setting it down and walking away. 8mo
DrJAdMerricksson I have the visceral reaction to punch the Tangerine Tyrant in the face every time I see his picture. I'd probably set the book on fire if I tried to read it. 8mo
Smrloomis @Valeka yes, I am wondering if I will be doing the same. I think I am in the right mood because I haven‘t thrown it across the room yet. It helps that it‘s not my copy! 8mo
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Smrloomis @DrJAdMerricksson I know what you mean. I have trouble following the news now more than ever. 8mo
BooksbyBJThompson For those of you not alive from 1972 to 74, think of the Trump Administration as the Nixon Administration on meth. And I thought it could never get any worse than Nixon. Miraculously, Trump has made me actually MISS Nixon. Whodathunk?😏 7mo
Smrloomis @BooksbyBJThompson ugh, it‘s difficult to explain to people from outside North America what is going on. None of it really makes sense to me - hence the need to read this. 7mo
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Catching up on old reviews: Frightening & convincing. There's really not any new bombshells that haven't been revealed before or that the news has already covered but I really took to Woodward's descriptions of the players. I felt like I got to know the personalities and how they interacted with the other members of the administration but I dislike any moment in my life that makes me feel bad people I've come to loathe. That happened... a lot.

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Valeka
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Christmas Eve Eve reading. I can‘t believe I‘m off work for an entire week!!! (That‘s my Dad snoozing in the background.)

kspenmoll Me too! Isn‘t it wonderful! 8mo
RaimeyGallant On my list! 8mo
Valeka @kspenmoll It‘s lovely!! I‘m enjoying the down time. Tea, books, puppies, and pajamas! 8mo
Valeka @RaimeyGallant It‘s an interesting read! Worth picking up! 8mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Reading this book makes your head spin. Had to read it a few chapters at a time until today when I decided to power through it (didn‘t want to carry it into 2019 with me). Are there any surprises? Honestly, the current administration is a leaky sieve & so the book itself wasn‘t too surprising. It‘s Woodward so it‘s readable but, as I said, recommended in small doses. The chaos & dysfunction & dislike main players have for each other is exhausting.

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I usually do not read political books but I was curious. It was interesting in the beginning but had to give up. It became depressing. Even if only half of this is true,we are being governed by children. Throwing tantrums and should be sent for a long time out.

Samplergal You are correct. Children are better behaved. 8mo
Megabooks Agreed! I‘ve been avoiding this book for the same reason you bailed! 8mo
Cpg I don‘t think I‘d make it through that either...too much real life!!! 😆😆😆 7mo
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AlizaApp
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I was...underwhelmed. The reporting and level of access were impressive, as you would expect of Woodward. But the main sources were self-serving former administration officials trying to make themselves look better, and I did not really need 350 pages of Gary Cohn and Rob Porter settling scores. Lacked the bombshells and bombast of Fire and Fury. Skip this and wait for next year‘s big exposé instead.

riversong153 I think we need to be a little further away from his presidential term to get a really good book. By the time these books gets published, more craziness happens and the books seem like old news! 8mo
Traci1 @riversong153 I'd really like to be further away from his term. 😕 8mo
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EchoLogical
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I know I'm late reading this but still... HOW TF IS THIS MAN OUR PRESIDENT?! 😭

(Attributed to Steve Bannon)

umbrellagirl Wow. Did I just agree with something Steve Bannon said?!?! (edited) 8mo
EchoLogical @umbrellagirl I thought the same thing when I heard it but couldn't bring myself to admit it out loud. 😩 8mo
AlaMich Historians will still be puzzling that one out 100 years from now. 8mo
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CoverToCoverGirl ... 500 hundred years will not be enough time to puzzle it out.. just saying. 8mo
TheBookHippie Just unbelievable still... 8mo
eraderneely Agree, agree. But you know there are people who will say “see, you don‘t NEED to be an intellectual or work hard in class to be successful. He won a presidential election because he‘s smart anyway. “ 8mo
EchoLogical @AlaMich @CoverToCoverGirl It'll never, ever make sense 😔 8mo
EchoLogical @TheBookHippie It really is 8mo
EchoLogical @eraderneely So true. And the sad part is that they're sort of right. He was smart, smart enough to appeal to the worst in some people and the fears of others. It's just all so sad. 8mo
AlaMich @CoverToCoverGirl Sad but true. 8mo
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Wannabe_Quijote
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#Hester‘s not as excited about starting this one as I am.

#fear #politics #dogsoflitsy

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Mcoun
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After months on the wait list, I was finally able to read this. Although much of the book was not new and had already been reported in the media, I‘m glad I was able to read it myself and draw my own conclusions. Bob Woodward does his usually thorough job, but I couldn‘t help but feel that he went for the sensationalism in some places. Overall, though I think it was well-done.

riversong153 I‘m waiting to be far from the Trump presidency before reading anything about it 😩😩 8mo
Mcoun Actually, @riversong153, I think it came out too soon. If yesterday‘s news is any indication, there is going to be sooo much more to write about! 8mo
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Kalalalatja
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Mehso-so

Just finished this, and I must say it is one of the most fitting titles for a book, because I‘m left with an intense feeling of fear. I was familiar with some of the situations described, but most of them were news to me. But. There was just so much information, and I especially struggled with all the economy related problems, since I‘m not an American. Also, it got a bit repetitive, imo.

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What a circus. I'm not sure that even covers it. An unsurprising, scary, but necessary read. Seriously, what the hell were people thinking? The book is a pick. The subject, not so much. 🤦‍♀️

GingerAntics The more we learn about this administration, the more I ask myself that question. Clearly something has gone terribly wrong with American democracy, because almost 50% of Americans chose this unqualified lunatic, and now the majority of his party is cool with him. 9mo
goodbyefrancie @GingerAntics I will never understand it. 9mo
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Octoberwoman What boggles me more is I have friends and relatives who voted for him and I don‘t understand how we are friends or how I can be related to them. Also, my daughter‘s boyfriend voted for him and when my daughter found out she cried and wouldn‘t talk to him for two days. But somehow they got past that. 9mo
goodbyefrancie @Octoberwoman I understand. My sister voted for him. My best friend from high school. My niece, who is a member of the LGBTQ community. My in-laws, who project themselves to be uber christians. The blind faith of his followers is insane. 9mo
ReadingSusan @GingerAntics yeah it‘s super scary. 9mo
ReadingSusan @Octoberwoman I do too. It‘s terrible. I have been struggling with it for two years. Thank God my conservative husband didn‘t vote for him. I don‘t know what I would have done. 9mo
GingerAntics @Octoberwoman how does one “get past” that?! Yeah, you may love the guy, but he supports a man who thinks it‘s okay to sexually harass a woman...? Yeah, I don‘t understand how one gets past that. I‘m a little bit afraid, now. 9mo
GingerAntics @ReadingSusan I have a friend who didn‘t vote for him (thought he was a deplorable human being), but has since drunk the koolade. I don‘t know what to do with her or the relationship, honestly. I can‘t imagine if it was someone I was closer to, like a spouse or something. 9mo
Octoberwoman @GingerAntics I think she made it her mission to educate him and make him see the light before the next presidential election! 9mo
GingerAntics @Octoberwoman here‘s hoping she‘s successful 🤞🏻 9mo
ReadingSusan @GingerAntics yeah I have a lot of friends who I suspect voted for him and it‘s a constant struggle because I love them but it‘s hard. My parents for sure voted for him and our relationship is completely different than it used to be. Some of my siblings aren‘t even speaking to them. 8mo
GingerAntics Wow, that‘s rough. It‘s hard when you care about someone and you know they‘ve voted for this insanity. I don‘t care who votes which way usually, but with that race and people who are helping him out now, I do care because WTF are people thinking?! One of my coworkers actually had to deal with her brother that voted for the mango Mussolini. It‘s never pretty. 8mo
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Redwritinghood
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Mehso-so

Maybe I expected too much from Bob Woodward here, but this was just your average tell-all book.

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😂😂😂

Does this qualify for #freakyfreaks in a novel? 😬

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kspenmoll Yes!!! 9mo
Aims42 🤣🤣🤣 9mo
AmyG Oh please, oh please, oh please 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 9mo
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