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WashPost Honors ‘Finest Books,’ Particularly Their Workers Trashing Trump


On Sunday, The Washington Put up broke out their checklist of the 50 most notable nonfiction books of 2020. As regular, the Put up makes it a little bit of a fringe profit to checklist books written by their very own workers, and this yr, it is fairly apparent most of them have been judged “Notable” for trashing Donald Trump, who allegedly causes democracy to die in darkness. Mary Trump, the president’s bitter niece, was additionally honored for her best-selling assault guide.

The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump,” by Mary Jordan

A portrait of a primary girl who has been as keen as her husband to interrupt the mildew — and the foundations — written by a reporter for The Washington Put up.

Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy,” by Margaret Sullivan

The Washington Put up media columnist exposes the repercussions of the erosion of native information, from polarized communities to an absence of presidency oversight.

Rage,” by Bob Woodward

Woodward, an affiliate editor at The Washington Put up, adopted his best-selling “Fury” with this tell-all that comes with 18 on-the-record interviews with President Trump that the president performed in opposition to the recommendation of his workers.

A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America,” by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig

Two Washington Put up reporters take readers contained in the president’s battle along with his personal advisers.

What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era,” by Carlos Lozada

The Washington Put up’s Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction guide critic tries to make sense of Donald Trump’s rise to energy with a self-administered syllabus of 150 books that declare to seize our present political second.

And, for good measure, a nod to a former WashPost reporter and a former longtime WashPost columnist (uncredited): 

Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State,” by Barton Gellman

The Pulitzer Prize winner, a former Washington Put up reporter, grippingly recounts the rise of the surveillance state and his typically thwarted makes an attempt to analyze it.

Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism,” by Anne Applebaum

Applebaum, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of books on the Soviet Union and Jap Europe, explores why necessary people, significantly intellectuals, make choices that undermine democracy.

Different journalists honored by the Put up included New York Occasions reporter Peter Baker and his spouse Susan Glasser (previously of the Put up) for his or her guide on James Baker; “historian” Jon Meacham, the previous editor of Newsweek, for his adoring John Lewis guide; and Molly Ball of Time for her constructive biography of Nancy Pelosi. There’s additionally a weird-sounding guide by an NPR reporter who combines an exploration of fish taxonomy with “makes an attempt to make sense of her personal messy life.”

Naturally, the Put up featured Barack Obama’s memoir A Promised Land on their Finest Books checklist. 


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