The Making of Donald Trump

The Making of Donald Trump THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The culmination of nearly years of reporting on Donald Trump this in depth report by Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston takes a revealin

  • Title: The Making of Donald Trump
  • Author: David Cay Johnston
  • ISBN: 9781612196329
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 quietTHE 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 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 TimesThe 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 biographywith solid documentation Tampa Bay Times

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      Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Beat Reporting, as a journalist for The New York Times, for exposing loopholes and inequities in the U.S tax code.



    503 thoughts on “The Making of Donald Trump

    • 2.5 "what have we come to?!?" stars.Update: my dear American neighbors take care of yourselves and each other - your nation is deeply hurt and wounded and needs compassion and not hate ! ( NOV. 9 , 2016 ) I want to start off by saying I was not a fan of Mr. Trump's prior to this book and after this book I am terrified for the US and the world in general. When I was 26 or so I had a good friend who was always going to see motivational speakers and get rich quick scheme seminars. I found her stori [...]


    • I love watching these poor, pathetic people (pundits) on television working so hard and so seriously to try and figure me out. They can't!-Donald Trump, 08/12/16On other campaigns, we would have to scrounge for crumbs, here, it's a fire hose. He can set himself on fire at breakfast, kill a nun at lunch and waterboard a puppy in the afternoon. And that doesn't even get us to prime time.-Unnamed Clinton campaign staffer on 'opposition research', Time Magazine interviewIf you've been paying attenti [...]


    • I'm feeling a lot of sympathy for Psyduck, the Pokemon who always has a stunning headache, a depressed evolution of the type, maybe.It covers some of the same material as Matt Taibbi in Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus. Both books come across as reporting not gossip. Taibbi focused on the election. Johnston's book has more background about Trump as a businessman, performer, husband, and father. Neither author is bias-free, but the information is overwhelming. I would feel [...]


    • The best part of this book comes near the end, in Trump’s Atlantic City casino. “Akio Kashiwagi was one of the world’s five biggest gamblers, literally a one-in-a billion customer, who…in May 1990 was sitting at a green-felt table at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino calmly wagering $14 million an hour. He had been there for nearly a week.” Johnston prepares us for nearly two hundred pages with Donald’s history of self-promotion, alignments with shady racketeers, tax dodges, questionabl [...]



    • The central message of this book, I understand from the other reviews, is that Mr. Lyin' Crooked Donald Trump is a crooked liar. I have mailed the publisher to ask whether they can send me a review copy. Synthetic a priori statements have long been one of my passions.


    • Donald Drumph is a HUGE liar, a HUGE criminal and an INCREDIBLY icky 'person'. So icky you wouldn't even believe it, believe me when I tell you that.leeeve me.David Cay Johnston is an investigative reporter that gathered everything you didn't want to know about Donny over the last 30 years. While none of what was revealed in this book was a great surprise to me, it would be to those who get their news in passing from the mainstream media. I highly recommend you read this book to get the whole st [...]


    • A fast yet deep book about the life and the making of Donald Trump. David Clay Johnston has been investigating mr Trump for over 30 years and in this book he shows the various schemes of bankruptcy and loans and debts that Trump and his organization used to build hotels and towers. The book describes the fraud of Trump and his organization, how he shorts money, how he licenses his name for projects that he got no relation to. The book describes the power and the awe associated with Trump; how it [...]


    • David Cay Johnston is somebody who knows his Trump. He has been studying the Donald “intensely”—Johnston’s word—for the last thirty years, and, in the days before digitalization, he accumulated enough Banker’s Boxes full of investigative materials about DJT to fill a good portion of two separate storage lockers.When he met Trump in Atlantic City in 1987 (during his casino phase), Johnston “sized him up as a modern P.T. Barnum selling tickets to a modern variation of the Feegee Merm [...]


    • The third in a series of six books I've committed to read before the election, The Making of Donald Trump was written by David Cay Johnston, past winner of the Pulitzer.A look into the myth behind the man, Johnston's portrayal of Trump raises serious questions about the Republican presidential candidate. A real-estate mogul turned reality TV star, Trump has polarized this year's Presidential election like no other. To some he represents the anti-politician, the anti-establishment, the anti-PC se [...]


    • This was not a great book for me to read because I'm already overly worked up about what's going to happen to this world with this thing as our president and the book was terribly depressing, making him out to be much worse of a person than I had realized. But I'm trying not to hide under a friendly rock, trying to become informed.I can knock the book around a little, but I should be gentle because it's important. If you like the idea of Donald Trump as president, you are not well informed. Peri [...]


    • I was against Donald Trump's presidential bid before I started this book. After reading it, I feel the cries of "lock her up" are directed at the wrong candidate. Johnston is an award winning investigative journalist and the factual claims in the book are painstakingly sourced. I won't get into details, but Trump has a record of racism, criminal associations, & dishonest & unethical business practices. When he says he is good with debt, what he is referencing is his ability to make deals [...]


    • The book itself was ok, but I still believe the man is a complete moron and nowhere near president material. The main thing this book highlighted is something most people already know. No-one loves trump as much as trump.


    • Thanks to Melville Publishing and Edelweiss I was able to procure an advance copy of this book.I chose this book because I was familiar with David Cay Johnston's work since I'd read an earlier work of his. I went into the book thinking that Johnston would give an unbiased opinion of The Donald.Having finished the book, I'm not sure that I still think Johnston is unbiased, but his prejudices align with mine.The book is brief but damning about 30 years of Trump's litigious, criminal, and immoral b [...]


    • Got to 55% and just could not stomach anymore! I knew Trump is despicable, but I could not have even imagined just how despicable and what a lunatic he is! I never knew about his football team the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League, and how he tried to bully his way into the NFL.He is no billionaire, in fact many of us probably have a larger net-worth than that bull-sh***ing blowhard!He plants his own news stories by pretending to be made-up persons to journalists he calls! [...]


    • A welcome addition to the horror genre - Stephen King has nothing on this. This book scared me more than The Omen, The Exorcist and The Shining combined. More than the ending of Carrie (the 70s version, aka the only version). Some of Trump's direct quotes are hilarious to read until you remember he is the leader of the Free World, which doesn't feel as free as it once was now he's in charge (or maybe it is freer if you're a rich white guy). As for the Carla Bruni/John Miller/John Baron stuff, ju [...]



    • In The Making of Donald Trump, investigative journalist David Cay Johnston presents the truth behind Trump's self-aggrandizing and oft-touted art of deal-making. In truth, Trump's art hinges on revenge, deception, fraud, tax evasion, and deals with criminals tied to organized crime. The book presents the biggest deals of Trumps career, both personal and professional, along with the dirty tricks, lies, and cheats that Trump has employed through the years to grab all of the money and power he can [...]


    • The book covers the business life of Donald Trump which upon examination which demonstrates that Donald Trump is a shady business man who has made some bad decisions and shows a fairly bad character. The really ugly things are up front from his youth draft deferments from "bone spurs" and his predilection for buxom blondes and clubbing with his trust fund money in the 60s. To his later business deals with and numerous lawsuits and his shady dealings with mobsters and drug kingpins. Not a very sa [...]


    • 30% finished, and wow. Donald Trump is like Scientology, SO MUCH WORSE than you can even imagine.Update: Book finished. Seriously terrifying. Trump is a megalomaniac with many many mob connections, dubious business deals and all around dangerous behavior. Having him in charge of the country would unlock the Seventh Seal!!!


    • Essential reading for anyone in America who has Trump for a president or anyone across the globe who is affected by his presidency. So, basically a must read for everyone around the globe. I kept having to remind myself that this book was written prior to Trump becoming president because it seemed as if David Cay Johnston picked specific events in Trumps life, in which Trump used specific wording and behaviors, that perfectly parallels the events that have occurred since Trump took office. Johns [...]


    • The more I read about this man, whether it is something written by someone else, such as this fully referenced book written by an investigative journalist who has worked for a number of papers and who is currently with the New York Times, or whether it is a book written by Donald Trump himself, such as his recent Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again, the more I read the more I am appalled by him, the more I am flabbergasted that this man, this con man, this liar and cheat, this hate [...]


    • In case you haven't heard, Donald Trump is the president of the United States. No matter where you stand, I recommend reading up on him. This is an easy, enjoyable read that lays out quite a bit of his background and history. I plan to read several different books to fact check the books against each other.


    • Donald Trump has spent his life swimming in rat-infested waters. His unscrupulous way of doing business has not just bankrupted many who were caught in his net, but has left his soul bereft of any true moral or ethical compass. If just half of this book were factual (and I believe ALL of it) we should be ashamed of ourselves for allowing this man to be as close as he is to becoming the leader of our great nation. Thank you, David Cay Johnston, for your diligent and thorough investigative work.


    • I guess this biography of the many misdeeds of our new president is now an artifact. It did have the effect of chilling me to the bone when Trump won the election.


    • I was thinking that this would be a biography of Donald Trump, but it feels more like an oppo dump, which was disappointing. My concern is not that I found it too negative--I quite accept that Trump is as big a piece of shit as he comes off here--but that Johnston doesn't spend nearly enough time advancing an overarching theory of Trump. Each story by itself is interesting (and frequently infuriating), but because they doesn't seem like part of a larger whole they start to blend together a bit. [...]


    • Not for Trump supporters. This one is full of facts. In the Garden of the beasts gave me a decent picture of how nazism flourished, I wanted a peek on how this hateful fraud had risen to his current standing. Each chapter captures another factor that defines why this man is unsuitable for any office. A crook, cheat, narcissist. As the writer perfectly put it a man who "dismisses those who do no see him as he sees himself" . That's a growing number. Surprisingly this is an excellent beach read. O [...]


    • Interesting read by an investigative reporter who has followed Trump for 30 years, with copious notes on sources at the end. If you are thinking Trump could be a reasonable choice for president I urge you to read this book before you vote!


    • Interesting read. Ok yes its one sided but definitely gives a great perspective. Would recc if you want an informative read.


    • no, it's not funnyfinitely not.but boringthropologically.why has capitalism succeeded so far?because it appeals to the most basic instincts of hominidseedlf-preservationcklessnesshical numbnessral crippledome president of the united states of america.a fine poem by gottfried benn.with a title and two verses only:Die Krone der SchöpfungDas Schwein.Der Mensch, it's not funnyfinitely not.


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