Trump Revealed by Michael Kranish
An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power

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...those willing and brave enough to dare these pages will find the authors’ approach evenhanded, perhaps even overly so, in preference to allowing Trump plenty of rope—and suffice it to say that Trump unrolls miles of it.
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Authoritative, timely, and provocative, this deeply researched biography of Donald Trump provides a complex portrait of the man who—despite broad skepticism—could be the next president of the United States.

Who is Donald J. Trump? Despite decades of scrutiny, many aspects of his life are not well known. To discover Trump in full, The Washington Post assembled a team of award-winning reporters and researchers to delve into every aspect of Trump’s improbable life, from his privileged upbringing in Queens to his astonishing 2016 rise to seize the Republican candidacy for president. Coauthored by Washington Post investigative political reporter Michael Kranish and senior editor Marc Fisher, this comprehensive book documents Trump’s fascinating family roots, his aggressive efforts to make a name for himself in New York social circles, and his penchant for big bets—on real estate, branded businesses, and, ultimately, on himself. The authors, seasoned journalists who interviewed Trump for this book, scrutinize everything from his youthful alliance with the power broker Roy Cohn to his alleged dealings with organized crime and his controversial projects in New York City, Atlantic City, Florida, Scotland, and Azerbaijan. The authors examine Trump’s wealth, the evolution of his political beliefs, and his peculiar identity as a billionaire businessman, celebrity, global brand, television star, and now candidate for the most powerful office in the world. Few individuals have ever roamed so widely through such diverse realms as real estate, sports, entertainment, and national politics. How has Trump’s life informed his bold statements on the economy, immigration, race, global trade, terrorism, and women? Drawn from in-depth reporting by The Washington Post, Trump Revealed is essential reading as the 2016 American presidential election looms.
 

About Michael Kranish

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Michael Kranish, deputy chief of the Boston Globe's Washington Bureau, has been a congressional reporter, White House correspondent and national political reporter. He has produced major articles about the history of the Bush family and Senator John F. Kerry. Kranish co-authored, with other Globe reporters, John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography, which was a New York Times and Washington Post bestseller. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War.
 
Published August 23, 2016 by Scribner. 448 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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on Aug 20 2016

...those willing and brave enough to dare these pages will find the authors’ approach evenhanded, perhaps even overly so, in preference to allowing Trump plenty of rope—and suffice it to say that Trump unrolls miles of it.

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Reviewed by Ilene Cooper on Aug 18 2016

Let’s start with the take away. Trump has always been Trump. What you see is what you get, what you have always gotten. This book shows readers the whys and the hows...The most definitive book about Trump to date.

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Reviewed by Gene Warner on Sep 11 2016

This book, a product of a massive reporting job by more than 25 Washington Post reporters and editors, provides the definitive look at the real Donald Trump, not that there were many disguises or subterfuges that distorted his true image.

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Reviewed by James M. Perry on Aug 22 2016

The biggest problem with this book, likely the most complete and nuanced life of Trump thus far, is nobody’s fault. It simply ends too soon and leaves unmentioned Trump’s unprecedented meltdown in the days that followed the convention in Cleveland.

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