Book Reviews: Siege—Trump under Fire

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 Book Reviews: Siege—Trump under Fire

Today's Manager
December 3, 2019

Siege—Trump under Fire
By Michael Wolff
Henry Holt
Reviewer: Sadie-Jane Nunis

Trump Fascination and Speculations are Rife in this Read

IF there ever was a man who was obsessed with President Donald Trump, in my humble opinion, that man is Mr Michael Wolff. Prior to writing Siege, he wrote Fire and Fury. I have to give it to him though as both have ended up as New York Times Bestsellers so he has definitely reaped his rewards slamming... I mean writing about the United States (US) President.

Now don’t get me wrong. I neither like President Trump nor hate him. I have no feelings towards him however, like many others, I get why Mr Wolff’s books do so well. Based on his businesses, President Trump is estimated to be richer than all past US presidents combined and this is a man who has gone from rich to bankrupt and back to billionaire again which is no mean feat.

As hard as the US citizens have tried to dethrone President Trump, the man still keeps holding on and getting more volatile and eccentric (I’m being nice). In Fire and Fury, it turned out to be more like a gossip column versus a serious book. In Siege, Mr Wolff continues his reporting about Trump however, this time, it seems to be less gossipy and has more depth. Various areas are looked at ranging from his stand with regards to Fox News to his approach to foreign policy.

If you are looking for a compelling piece that discusses how President Trump approaches things with somewhat behind the scenes information, then this is the book for those readers who want more in-depth information about the Trump administration. If you are looking for a gossipy approach, then I suggest that you read Mr Wolff’s earlier book Fire and Fury. Either way, do expect some level of biasness but take it with a pinch of salt.

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