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The Making of Donald Trump
     

The Making of Donald Trump

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by David Cay Johnston
 

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The culmination of nearly 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, this in-depth report by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston takes a revealingly close look at the mogul's rise to prominence —- and, now, ultimate power
 
Covering the long arc of Trump’s career,

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The culmination of nearly 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, this in-depth report by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston takes a revealingly close look at the mogul's rise to prominence —- and, now, ultimate power
 
Covering the long arc of Trump’s career, Johnston tells the full story of how a boy from a quiet section of Queens, NY would become an entirely new, and complex, breed of public figure. Trump is a man of great media savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, and political clout. Yet his career has been plagued by legal troubles and mounting controversy.
 
From the origins of his family’s fortune, to his own too-big-to-fail business empire; from his education and early career, to his whirlwind and ultimately successful presidential bid, The Making of Donald Trump provides the fullest picture yet of Trump’s extraordinary ascendency. Love him or hate him, Trump’s massive influence is undeniable, and figures as diverse as Woody Guthrie (who wrote a scathing song about Trump’s father) and Red Scare prosecutor Roy Cohn, mob bosses and high rollers, as well as the average American voter, have all been pulled into his orbit.
 
Drawing on decades of interviews, financial records, court documents, and public statements, David Cay Johnston, who has covered Trump longer and more closely than any other journalist working today, gives us the most in-depth look yet at the man who has shocked the world.

”Provides useful, vigorously reported overviews of Mr. Trump’s life and career ... Mr. Johnston, who has followed the real estate impresario for nearly three decades, offers a searing indictment of his business practices and creative accounting.Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

”David Cay Johnston has given us this year’s must-read Trump book.Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC’s The Last Word

”Johnston devastatingly covers ground he broke open as a reporter on the Trump beat in Philadelphia and at The New York Times...The best of investigative reporting is brought to bear on a man who could potentially lead the free world.”—USA Today

”Carefully fleshes out the details of Trump's known biography...with solid documentation.Tampa Bay Times

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”Provides useful, vigorously reported overviews of Mr. Trump’s life and career ... Mr. Johnston, who has followed the real estate impresario for nearly three decades, offers a searing indictment of his business practices and creative accounting.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

”David Cay Johnston has given us this year’s must-read Trump book.”—Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC’s The Last Word

”Johnston devastatingly covers ground he broke open as a reporter on the Trump beat in Philadelphia and at The New York Times...The best of investigative reporting is brought to bear on a man who could potentially lead the free world.”—USA Today

”Carefully fleshes out the details of Trump's known biography...with solid documentation.”—Tampa Bay Times

”David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times investigative reporter, gives Trump the thorough scrubbing he deserves...Johnston has done voters a service with this unblinking portrait. He makes a compelling case that Trump has the attributes of both 'dictator' and 'deceiver' and would be a disaster in the Oval Office.”—Financial Times

”A devastating attack on the Republican presidential nominee....[Johnston] carefully disentangles the knot of lies that has so far characterised Trump’s presidential campaign.”—The Independent

”If you follow the news at all, you’ll know that a number of allegations have recently been raised against GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump…It’s due in good measure to veteran investigative reporter Johnston…that these charges have seen the light of day. Here, without undue breathlessness and certainly without any coyness, he elaborates on those newsworthy sound bites…connecting dots and establishing patterns.”—Kirkus Reviews

”Johnston…maintains a crisply matter-of-fact approach throughout this scrupulously detailed and documented chronicle.”—Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612196329
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Publication date:
08/02/2016
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
9,365
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

DAVID CAY JOHNSTON is an investigative journalist and winner of a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for journalism. A long-time reporter for the New York Times and the former president of the Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), he is also the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch. He has won the IRE Medal and a George Polk Award for his investigative reporting, and is a columnist for The Daily Beast, National Memo and USA TODAY. Johnston teaches at Syracuse University College of Law and lives in Rochester, New York.

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The Making of Donald Trump 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anybody considering voting for Trump or any of his followers should read this book!! It will make you think twice. #nevertrump
1MacNab More than 1 year ago
An important contribution to understanding the Republican Presidential candidate. With all the conflicting information out there, I found this book indispensable. Very clear and easy to read. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hell of a book. If you've followed the news with even a passing interest, this is the book for you—because it's just the facts. Johnston relates the shocking truth of Trump's rise to prominence with the sober and well-tuned approach of a seasoned journalist. Required reading for any politically engaged reader.
Anonymous 9 months ago
This book is good, however I was not surprised to read all the shananagins he has been involved in. Trump is all about himself. This election is no different. He wants to win for the sake of winning not for " making America great again." How can someone who wants to be President of the United States speak so negatively about races of people who make up such a large percent of the american population? I am a white woman and I find him very offensive. The America he wants to go back to will never exist again. How can it? Too much has changed. Our ideologies on everything has changed too. His supporters say he represents change. He CAN'T change all he wants. This is a democracy NOT a dictatorship. He speaks on very complex issues/problems almost child-like. I recommend reading this book, I don't think it will change people's opinion of him. If you can't stand him, you will not be surprised. If you like him you will probably excuse all he has done or just not believe it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent well documented book with evidence taken from the concurrent time of the events.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's an eye opener well worth reading
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with u i hate donald trump he is stupid and kind of dumb
Anonymous 25 days ago
Trump's kind of our president now so maybe you guy's could you know... give him a chance? Is it that hard?
Anonymous 10 months ago
Calm down everyone. Just calm down. Its just politics, no need to get worked up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MOVING TO CANADA!!!!!!!!~ # F**KTRUMP
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You and your pack need to be set adrift in the middle of the ocean with no water or shade your pathetic. Can anyone say necular war?.?????
Anonymous 10 months ago
Hillary is dung, Trump is a dung beatle. Really. Gary Johnson, even though he didn't show up in the debates, is amazing. Please, please, please! vote for him!
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Anonymous 6 months ago
Everybody trump is not racist he just does not want murderers and rapists in our country. He also wants to just kick out the iligal imagrents who are destroying our country they bring down the value of our houses with their getto trashy culture if they want to frack their contry go ahead but don't thrash ours. ~ alt-righter