The Fifth Risk
|Publisher||W. W. Norton & Company|
|October 2, 2018|
The Fifth Risk is a 2018 non-fiction book by Michael Lewis that examines the transition and political appointments of the Donald Trump presidency, especially with respect to three government agencies: the Department of Energy, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Commerce. The book spent fourteen weeks on The New York Times non-fiction best-seller list. A lengthy excerpt from the book was published twice by The Guardian, using a quote from a top adviser to Trump in the title.
Barack and Michelle Obama acquired the rights to the book for an upcoming Netflix series about the U.S. government. The comedy series, titled The G Word with Adam Conover, is "loosely inspired" by the book, and production is scheduled to begin in 2021.
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