The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy

· W. W. Norton & Company
107 reviews

About this ebook

The New York Times Bestseller, with a new afterword

"[Michael Lewis’s] most ambitious and important book." —Joe Klein, New York Times

Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative of the Trump administration’s botched presidential transition takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its leaders through willful ignorance and greed. The government manages a vast array of critical services that keep us safe and underpin our lives from ensuring the safety of our food and drugs and predicting extreme weather events to tracking and locating black market uranium before the terrorists do. The Fifth Risk masterfully and vividly unspools the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works.

107 reviews
Sunsets PalmTrees
February 1, 2019
Couldn't put the book down. Gives you a lot of info on some of the departments of government that most people know nothing about. Also a lot of incite on the transition between Obama administration and the Trump administration. There are a lot of people with no experience running departments they don't even understand! Shocking.
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Katherine Redwine
October 6, 2018
Michael Lewis delves into the amazing jobs done in the departments of commerce, agriculture and energy to keep us safe.
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A Google user
January 11, 2019
A must read to underatand how important and critical are the services of our goverment, most of us are clueless and risk falling for the false narrative around our very unique American big gov. Don't fall for the comments re fake news, it is only fake news to those with fake brains. If not sure, get the sample first, and then buy the whole thing. Also, search for some online podcasts with the author, listen and decide. Thank you Mr Lewis for writing this book. Awesome book!
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About the author

Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, The Undoing Project, and The Fifth Risk. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

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