A Warning - Anonymous

A Warning

By Anonymous

  • Release Date: 2019-11-19
  • Genre: Political Science
Score: 4
From 227 Ratings


An unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency from the anonymous senior official whose first words of warning about the president rocked the nation's capital.

On September 5, 2018, the New York Times published a bombshell essay and took the rare step of granting its writer anonymity. Described only as "a senior official in the Trump administration," the author provided eyewitness insight into White House chaos, administration instability, and the people working to keep Donald Trump's reckless impulses in check.

With the 2020 election on the horizon, Anonymous is speaking out once again. In this book, the original author pulls back the curtain even further, offering a first-of-its-kind look at the president and his record -- a must-read before Election Day. It will surprise and challenge both Democrats and Republicans, motivate them to consider how we judge our nation's leaders, and illuminate the consequences of re-electing a commander in chief unfit for the role.

This book is a sobering assessment of the man in the Oval Office and a warning about something even more important -- who we are as a people.


  • Name Yourself

    By HeadsIWinTailsYouLose2020
    If you’re not willing to put your name out there I’m not willing to believe anything that you write. Anonymous is reserved for Fiction, if you can’t be questioned you should be in the Fiction section...or the Fake News section.
  • Self serving

    By FreethinkerX
    Self serving buyer’s remorse.
  • Hastily written....

    By Kathytc
    ...and it shows. Most of the incidents reported in this book are already well reported. Not much new about Trump to be found in its pages. I find it troubling that the authors chooses to remain anonymous. He (or possibly she) even made a comment about mistrusting a report that is issued anonymously.
  • The last chapter is the best. Let’s roll.

    By TressaMN
    Much of this book is already known to Americans who have been paying close attention to Trump’s presidency. I particularly appreciated the end of the book that speaks of the hope that exists for Americans - if we can muster the strength - to join together and reclaim our nation’s ideals. Let’s roll, indeed.
  • Excellent Read

    By Bubbagirl73
    Verifies what any observant, intelligent American has been seeing with their own eyes. I understand coming forth as Anonymous with the type of environment that has developed under this President. Pass the book around!
  • Pure Trash

    By Cyber_Grunt
    Nothing more
  • Closing moments were strong

    By kinive
    I was pretty much seething with anger throughout most of the book. I have developed an abhorrence to this administration, but the author does a good job of catching that and rationalizing a move forward. We the electorate truly need to come together for the safety and success of this country in 2020 and put someone competent, deserving, and ethical in office.
  • Take this seriously

    By DJ in CA
    If you've been paying close attention, there isn't a lot new here. But it is *still* an important book. The author has an excellent sense of history and context, and does an excellent i job explaining the significance of Trump's actions and demeanor. If you are a Trump supporter, and enjoy his bombastic style, I challenge you to read this book and see if you think that style is producing the results you expect.
  • Insightful with Historical Perspective

    By Winnie Warner
    Reading the "one star reviews", I doubt they paid for and read the book. Most likely, they took time to post the review, to discourage other from learning the first hand facts from a Senior Trump Administration Official, who is obviously a strong Republican. I appreciated the author addressing the reason for anonymity at this time, and it makes perfect sense to me. I appreciated his/her ability to relate what our nation is going through today, to past, historical events. Read through to the end. The author has important advice for all citizens, to help us rebuild a strong nation for our future.
  • Crucial Reading for All Americans

    By Sebastian C. Nietzsche
    The anonymous author does an excellent job laying out, in broad strokes, a moral argument rather than a political one. The author’s choice to focus on the president’s character reads as legitimate concern, rather than political critique. It’s clear to me that, whoever the author is, we would likely disagree on many government policies and actions. But we both hold the importance of protecting the United State’s global leadership and moral high ground above any individual policy disagreement. Trump cannot be allowed to drag our political discourse through the mud. Trump cannot be allowed to continue to deny fact. For the sake of not only our own democracy, but freedom across the globe, Trump’s behavior and rhetoric cannot be tolerated. It is our civic duty to hold our elected officials to account when they endanger the basic morals that have made our nation a powerful defender of freedom on the global scale. It’s time that Trump, and his defenders, be held to account. This is every citizen’s job. Our government will not fix itself. If the epilogue of “A Warning” could be summarized in one sentence: Government mirrors culture, and culture is the aggregation of the actions and words individual citizens use in daily life. I am guilty of dereliction of my civic responsibilities. Just like so many others, I have failed to take interest in government. I have failed to make my voice known to my representatives. I’ve failed to resist sensationalist, divisive news that only serves to stir up negative emotion. I have failed to be a good neighbor, to care for my fellow citizens and move my feet rather than just my lips. We have all failed each other. Anonymous has done me a great courtesy in writing this book. I now more than ever feel the weight of responsibility that comes with liberty. I cannot fail in this task. For those of you willing to read this book with an open mind and open heart, I hope that you, like me, come to see government and the larger society in a new light. We must look to each other for strength and guidance in these trying times ahead of us. But with effort, with compassion, and with resolve, we can make real change, and better safeguard our liberty for future generations.