The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir Epub

As President Trump s National Security Advisor, John Bolton spent many of hisdays in the room where it happened, and the facts speak for themselvesThe result is a White House memoir that is the most comprehensive and substantial account of the Trump Administration, and one of the few to date by a top level official With almost daily access to the President, John Bolton has produced a precise rendering of his days in and around the Oval Office What Bolton saw astonished him a President for whom getting re elected was the only thing that mattered, even if it meant endangering or weakening the nation I am hard pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn t driven by re election calculations, he writes In fact, he argues that the House committed impeachment malpractice by keeping their prosecution focused narrowly on Ukraine when Trump s Ukraine like transgressions existed across the full range of his foreign policy and Bolton documents exactly what those were, and attempts by him and others in the Administration to raise alarms about themHe shows a President addicted to chaos, who embraced our enemies and spurned our friends, and was deeply suspicious of his own government In Bolton s telling, all this helped put Trump on the bizarre road to impeachment The differences between this presidency and previous ones I had served were stunning, writes Bolton, who worked for Reagan, Bush , and BushHe discovered a President who thought foreign policy is like closing a real estate deal about personal relationships, made for TV showmanship, and advancing his own interests As a result, the US lost an opportunity to confront its deepening threats, and in cases like China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea ended up in a vulnerable placeBolton s account starts with his long march to the West Wing as Trump and others woo him for the National Security job The minute he lands, he has to deal with Syria s chemical attack on the city of Douma, and the crises after that never stop As he writes in the opening pages, If you don t like turmoil, uncertainty, and risk all the while being constantly overwhelmed with information, decisions to be made, and sheer amount of work and enlivened by international and domestic personality and ego conflicts beyond description, try something else The turmoil, conflicts, and egos are all there from the upheaval in Venezuela, to the erratic and manipulative moves of North Korea s Kim Jong Un, to the showdowns at the G summits, the calculated warmongering by Iran, the crazy plan to bring the Taliban to Camp David, and the placating of an authoritarian China that ultimately exposed the world to its lethal lies But this seasoned public servant also has a great eye for the Washington inside game, and his story is full of wit and wry humor about how he saw it played The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir


About the Author: John R. Bolton

John Bolton was named National Security Adviser by Donald Trump He was appointed by President George W Bush as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2005, and served until his appointment expired in December 2006 He was nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for playing a major role in exposing Iran s secret plans to develop nuclear weapons An attorney who has spent many years in public service and held high level positions in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H W Bush, Bolton has been a Senior Fellow at American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and a commentator for Fox News Channel He lives outside of Balti, Maryland, with his wife and daughter source



10 thoughts on “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir

  1. says:

    What has the country come to if I m marking a book by John Fucking Bolton as To Be Read


  2. says:

    Just as a thought experiment, would you, in 1943, have read a tell all memoir about Adolf Hitler written by a disgruntled Rudolf Hess A Give my hard earned money to one of the Nazi Party s former leaders Are you crazy B Not read the latest dirt on Hitler How could I resist C I would have to read it of course, but it would be a stolen copy.D I d wait for the Goebbels book, it would be better written and have


  3. says:

    As a Norwegian, I simply find American politics amusing Why Because they are not like the politics in Norway Our far right is far far left compared to the US We re different from you guys I find French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Swedish, and British politics just as amusing because they are differentsimilar than the US though.As Trump would probably tell people that this book is made up of lies and recommend eve


  4. says:

    I suppose it was the fact that President Trump was so set against this book being published that sparked my initial interest what was it that he was trying to cover up I live in the UK, but I do like to try and educate myself as to what s happening on the other side of the pond However, am I really doing that by reading something like this It s difficult to decide what s true here and what isn t to be honest.I act


  5. says:

    2.5 stars, rounded up for nowUpdate after finishing I don t feel like I learned a lot, aside from learning that this guy is a pompous ass He really finds fault with just about everyone except himself Of course he paints the picture of a stupid and incompetent Trump like I said, nothing I didn t already know but he didn t help with the impeachment, nor does he offer his solution to making a Trump a one term president


  6. says:

    Perhaps one of the most anticipated political books of the summer, I chose to leap on the John Bolton memoir before reviews filled Goodreads and other platforms I frequent Written based on his time working inside the White House, Bolton not only brings first hand knowledge of events, but also offers insights into what he witnessed during his time as National Security Advisor With a long history of work within various Re


  7. says:

    BOLTON I m willing to testify if subpoenaed.REPUBLICANS He s just trying to sell a book ME Then why offer so many damn spoilers


  8. says:

    He wouldn t testify.I won t be opening my purse.You


  9. says:

    No, I am not done yet Not even close.Rarely do I wrote a book review of a book I have not finished.But it needs to be done This book by Bolton is gigantic It will take me awhile to finish it I will read it at my leisure.But as anyone who knows me knows..I do not like Trump.Originally I was not going to buy this because I think Bolton is a coward who caresabout profit then doing the right thing.But..he s still way better than Tru


  10. says:

    Where in the hell was all of this when Mueller was testifying Where was this during the impeachment trial Bolton had a chance to go down in history as a patriot, instead he ll go down as a footnote.DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK.


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