It’s “Fire and Fury” fever.
Confused readers are buying a military book in droves all because it has a title similar to Michael Wolff’s bombshell “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” according to a new report.
“It amused me and part of me thought, can people really be that dumb to be confusing these books?” Randall Hanson, the author of “Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945” told the Guardian.
The Canadian political science professor at the University of Toronto never imagined his book — exploring civilian perspectives on the Allied bombing of Germany during WWII — would make it to Amazon’s bestseller list ten years after he wrote it, he said.
But on Friday night, the day Michael Wolff’s book came out, he logged onto Amazon and found that his book had edged to three on the site’s bestseller list.
“I haven’t seen this level of interest since the book first came out,” said Hansen.
New buyers of Hansen’s book didn’t seem happy with their mistake.
“There was one tweet, he came forward and said, ‘I bought this book by accident and there’s no way I’m reading it,’ in kind of this accusatory tone. I thought well, ‘it’s not quite my fault, mate,’” said Hansen.
Others left unhappy reviews on Amazon.
“I don’t see anything about President Trump! I don’t know why the democrats are so happy with this book and making a big deal out of this!” one Amazon user said.
The original “Fire and Fury” author said he won’t know how many new copies he’s sold until his royalty statement comes in next month.