The Making of Donald Trump

The Making of Donald Trump

by David Cay Johnston


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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER that connects the dots from Donald Trump's racist background to the Russian scandals

"A searing indictment." — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"Johnston has given us this year's must-read Trump book." — Lawrence O'Donnell, host of MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The international bestseller that brought Trump's long history of racism, mafia ties, and shady business dealings into the limelight. Now with a new introduction and epilogue.

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston, who had spent thirty years chronicling Donald Trump for the New York Times and other leading newspapers, takes readers from the origins of the Trump family fortune—his grandfather's Yukon bordellos during the Gold Rush—to his tumultuous gambling and real estate dealings in New York and Atlantic City, all the way to his election as president of the United States, giving us a deeply researched and shockingly full picture of one of the most controversial figures of our time.

Product Details

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

About 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 founded, a nonprofit news service that reports what the President and Congress do, not say. 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Family History 3

2 Family Values 9

3 Personal Values 21

4 A Sickly Child 27

5 Making Friends 33

6 Trump's Most Important Deals 41

7 "A Great Lawsuit" 51

8 Showing Mercy 59

9 Polish Brigade 69

10 Feelings and Net Worth 77

11 Government Rescues Trump 85

12 Golf and Taxes 95

13 Income Taxes 103

14 Empty Boxes 111

15 "Better Than Harvard" 117

16 Trump Charities 129

17 Imaginary Friends 135

18 Imaginary Lovers 139

19 Myth Maintenance 147

20 Collecting Honors 155

21 Who's That? 161

22 Down Mexico Way 167

23 Trump Beaches a Whale 177

24 Biggest Loser 193

Epilogue 205

Acknowledgments 219

Notes 223

Index 259

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