Donald Trump Jr.’s Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us is number one the New York Times‘ nonfiction nonfiction bestseller list.
Just published: The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics by Sen. Michael Bennet.
“We had become the land of flickering lights, in which the standard of success was not what we were doing for the next generation of Americans, or to enhance our role in the world, but instead whether we had kept government open for another few minutes.”
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- Bennet, Michael (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 304 Pages - 06/04/2019 (Publication Date) - Atlantic Monthly Press (Publisher)
A Warning, written by an anonymous person who has worked at a senior level in the Trump administration, has “garnered more pre-orders than any other nonfiction book at any imprint in the history of Hachette,” CNN reports.
“The White House is breathing a big sigh of relief after the new book by an anonymous author claiming to be a senior Trump official doesn’t seem to have many new damaging details of the president’s conduct in office,” Politico reports.
“They’ve been heartened, too, by the critical reviews the book, titled A Warning and due out Nov. 19, has received in outlets like The New York Times. Most of the officials spoke on condition of anonymity to trash the anonymous author, whose book they acknowledged they have only read about.”
Jackie Alemany: “Somehow, Anonymous has managed to stay anonymous.”
“Almost a year after she stepped down as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Ms. Haley remains an object of fascination among Mr. Trump’s associates—and she is one of the rare former administration officials who has been able to criticize the president without inviting his fury. In her book, Ms. Haley tempers her disagreements with Mr. Trump and offers a largely positive view of her time in the administration.”
New York Times: “They wind up misfiled in out-of-the-way corners where readers will be sure not to find them.”
Said the person in an anonymous note: “I am going to continue hiding these books in the most obscure places I can find to keep this propaganda out of the hands of young minds. Your liberal angst gives me great pleasure.”
“The incidents over this past year — including a missing book that was discovered only this week — were not the first time books have mysteriously disappeared. Thirty years ago, the library lost so many books on human rights to theft that they had to be placed in a locked cabinet. The latest works to be targeted cover a wide range of topics, from gun control and women’s suffrage to LGBTQ issues and how people of color fare in the criminal justice system.”
“Two of President Trump’s senior advisers undermined and ignored him in what they claimed was an effort to ‘save the country,’ former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley claims in a new memoir,” the Washington Post reports.
“Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly sought to recruit her to work around and subvert Trump, but she refused, Haley writes in a new book, With All Due Respect, which also describes Tillerson as ‘exhausting’ and imperious and Kelly as suspicious of her access to Trump.”
Writes Haley: “Kelly and Tillerson confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country. It was their decisions, not the president’s, that were in the best interests of America, they said. The president didn’t know what he was doing.”
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- Haley, Nikki R. (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 272 Pages - 11/12/2019 (Publication Date) - St. Martin's Press (Publisher)
Former national security adviser John Bolton has a book deal, the Associated Press reports.
“The hawkish Bolton departed in September because of numerous foreign policy disagreements with President Trump. He reached a deal over the past few weeks with Simon & Schuster.”
New York Times looks for clues in the new book: “The final straw for Anonymous was the president’s reaction to the death of Senator John McCain, the Arizona Republican, former prisoner of war, and a nemesis of the president… The author doesn’t explain why it was only Mr. Trump’s conduct toward Mr. McCain in death, as opposed to his myriad criticisms of the senator in life, that had a chilling effect.”
“But Anonymous writes with what might be firsthand knowledge about the president’s frustrations at the attention and public embrace Mr. McCain received upon his death. The author also appears to have access to the discussions around whether to lower the flag at the White House to honor Mr. McCain’s passing.”
“That leaves the impression that it’s someone on the White House campus, and possibly inside the West Wing.”
Literary agent Matt Latimer tells the New York Times: “The author is aware that their identity may be revealed as a result of this book. Every precaution has been taken to mitigate this possibility, but it’s still a real one and we all know that.”
Out next year: Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again by Dan Pfeiffer.
“A sharp political playbook for defeating Trump and saving the nation from Republican-driven disaster.”
“Senior Trump administration officials considered resigning en masse last year in a ‘midnight self-massacre’ to sound a public alarm about President Trump’s conduct, but rejected the idea because they believed it would further destabilize an already teetering government, according to a new book by an unnamed author,” the Washington Post reports.
“In A Warning by Anonymous, obtained by The Washington Post ahead of its release, a writer described only as ‘a senior official in the Trump administration’ paints a chilling portrait of the president as cruel, inept and a danger to the nation he was elected to lead.”
“The book is an unsparing character study of Trump, from his morality to his intellectual depth, which the author writes is based on his or her observations and experiences.”
“How to Beat Trump sold just 502 copies in its first week… News of the book in August was met with widespread criticism, with the major networks saying they would not interview Halperin and even some of the book’s contributors distancing themselves.”
Coming in January: Why We’re Polarized by Ezra Klein.
“Over the past 50 years in America, our partisan identities have merged with our racial, religious, geographic, ideological, and cultural identities. Those merged identities have attained a weight that is breaking much in our politics and tearing at the bonds that hold this country together.”
“The Justice Department is trying to unearth the identity of the Trump administration official who denounced the president in a New York Times Op-Ed last year under the byline Anonymous, according to a letter from a senior law enforcement official on Monday,” the New York Times reports.
“In the letter, Assistant Attorney General Joseph H. Hunt asked the publisher of a forthcoming book by the writer and the author’s book agents for proof that the official never signed a nondisclosure agreement and had no access to classified information or, absent that, for information about where the person worked in the government, and when.”
Earlier this year, literary agents Matt Latimer and Keith Urbahn “were invited to meet with a senior administration official at a private location. They did not know why until they got there,” the New York Times reports.
Said the person: “I am Anonymous.”
“What ensued was an unusual publishing process involving burner phones, secret meetings in makeshift secure rooms, nondisclosure agreements and an audiobook whose narrator was determined by a coin flip, since no one at the publishing house knew the author’s identity. (The book will be read by a man.)”
“The author wanted to stay anonymous, but was willing to go forward realizing being publicly outed was a risk.”
Coming in January: They Said This Day Would Never Come: Chasing the Dream on Obama’s Improbable Campaign by Chris Liddell-Westefeld.
“In the year leading up to the Iowa caucuses, few thought a freshman senator named Barack Hussein Obama would be able to win the Democratic nomination–not to mention become the most popular leader in the world.”
“But something was stirring. Hundreds of young people from all over the country began assembling in Iowa. These ‘kids’ became the foundation of one of the most improbable presidential campaigns of our lifetime.”
- Hardcover Book
- Liddell-Westefeld, Chris (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 256 Pages - 01/07/2020 (Publication Date) - PublicAffairs (Publisher)