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Rage

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An essential account of the Trump presidency draws on interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, diaries, and confidential documents to provide details about Trump's moves as he faced a global pandemic, economic disaster, and racial unrest.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781982131739
198213173X
Branch Call Number: 973.93309 T772W 2020

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mariannelcurtis
Apr 01, 2021

Bob Woodward to is a true journalist. I appreciated his questions and the detail he revealed that none of the other books I’ve read about this President or this administration have revealed. I also appreciated the way the book is written. Masterful in the way he reveals the questions he asks, and his own voice in order to state the facts as he has learned them. He gives you a peak of his opinion and conclusions in the epilogue. Most folks who have written the books I have read on this topic are bent toward the writers views. I don’t mind if I agree with them! But I thought this was a fair journalistic assessment and even shed some light on many folks I had written off. Not that my opinion changed but that I appreciate his fair reporting. It just makes all the rest have more integrity. Which so very important in the world at this time.

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ADorothy
Mar 18, 2021

Gripping book!

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dirtbag
Feb 14, 2021

Well done but not what I consider the best of his books. Very thorough.

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TiggersRBest
Jan 29, 2021

Well written, and very thorough, just confirmed everything that has been reported over the last 4 years. Incredible to see it actually in print. Its my belief this book should be studied in schools. History has definitely been changed with this (former) president.

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LAK716
Jan 08, 2021

I only wish every Republican would read this book. We know that Bob Woodward has written books in the past, and he diligently researches, plans before he puts it in print. Yes it Is subjective, but he is a trusted historian journalist. It open’s your eyes..

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jefflawton
Dec 25, 2020

Bob Woodward has written a book about a politician that largely avoids politics and focuses instead on personality and leadership ability, for which he gives Trump failing marks. I'm grateful that there were so many bright, competent, rational people surrounding Trump who truly care about the nation and tried to help this president do the right thing in spite of himself. They succeeded in convincing him to do things (criminal justice reform, prison reform, support for black colleges and universities, stopping flights from China and Europe) which he would not have done on his own, although he later took credit for these and claimed they were his ideas. This book is, in many measures, as much about Anthony Fauci, Robert Redfeld, Deborah Birx, Lindsey Graham, Jared Kushner, James Mattis, Rex Tillerson, Dan Coates and many others as it is about Trump, and we owe them gratitude for their service as well as for their candor in speaking to Woodward.

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naturalist
Dec 23, 2020

“Trump once flirted with white nationalism. Now it’s a centerpiece of his White House. Modern presidents have rejected white nationalism, but Trump has advanced its agenda.”
by Sean Collins, posted Jul 21, 2020, at Vox
https://www.vox.com/21313021/trump-white-nationalism-supremacy-miller-bannon-immigration
and,
“Why hard-core Trump supporters ignore his lies”
by Ron Stagg, posted September 20, 2020, at The Conversation
https://theconversation.com/why-hard-core-trump-supporters-ignore-his-lies-144650

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raychantler
Dec 13, 2020

This was an interesting read as Woodward tries to keep his balance as he chronicles Trump's time in the White House. The book starts off well, but Woodward noticeably tires in the fourth quarter. There are some fascinating interactions with China and North Korea. It seems the US was on a course toward war with North Korea until Trump befriended Rocket Man thereby saving us all.

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StarGladiator
Nov 25, 2020

CIA asset Woodward is at it again! Although not a fan of Trump, I realize that he has disrupted the Rockefeller Plan -- the Wall Street-directed communist takeover of America! America's China Class, established over the decades since 1973 when Nixon, Kissinger and David Rockefeller met with Mao Zedong and Chou Enlai in Beijing. Remember, in China only the CCP owns all the land and leases it out as they see fit! Exactly what the Owners want here! Tell me I am not the only one who recalls the extraordinary # of deaths under Obama -- $$$$ to ISIS when they claimed to be Syrian rebels -- $$$ to Iran which to kill innocents in Yemen, Syria, Gaza, Iraq -- $$$ for the coup in Honduras, for the turmoil in Ukraine, etc.

Theoretical_Onesie Nov 19, 2020

You guys ever feel weird when the eggplant emoji whispers esoteric soliloquies about tax reform into your ear?

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