Simon & Schuster is releasing Rage, a second book on Donald Trump by journalist Bob Woodward that includes material from letters between the President and North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un.
According to the publisher, the book “goes behind the scenes like never before, with stunning new details about early national security decisions and operations and Trump’s moves as he faces a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest”.
Out on 15th September, it is partly based on exclusive interviews with the US President along with first hand accounts of witnesses and participants’ notes, emails, diaries, calendars and confidential documents.
Woodward also obtained 25 personal letters exchanged between Trump and Kim that have not been public before. In them, the North Korean leader describes the bond between the two as out of a “fantasy film”.
The author, famed for exposing the Watergate scandal, is an associate editor at the Washington Post and author of a string of books, including Fear: Trump in the White House (S&S) which sold 62,129 copies in hardback via Nielsen BookScan's UK TCM, and went to the overall UK number one spot in September 2018.
S&S said: “Rage will be the foundational account of the Trump presidency, its turmoil, contradictions and risks. It is an essential document for any voter seeking an accurate inside view of the Trump years—volatile and vivid.”
The publisher has released a spate of books on the Trump presidency recently, with John Bolton's The Room Where it Happened in June and Mary J Trump's family exposé, Too Much and Never Enough, in July. Both those titles have sold over 30,000 copies through Nielsen BookScan's UK TCM.