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Conrad Black, bestselling author of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom and Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, turns his attention to his "friend" President Donald J. Trump and provides the most intriguing and significant analysis yet of Trump's political rise. Ambitious in intellectual scope, contrarian in many of its opinions, and admirably concise, this is surely set to be one of the most provocative political books you are likely to listen to this year.

©2018 Conrad Black (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 05-18-18

Balanced perspective of our president!

Author Conrad Black writes with some authority in Donald J. Trump: A President like No Other because he is well acquainted with the man. He goes through Trump's adult life with brutal honesty about his personal weaknesses and mistakes as well as his strengths and successes. He discusses Trump's determination, hard work, and extraordinary energy, self confidence, crudeness, and audacity. He discusses his bankruptcies and near bankruptcies as well as his marriages and his cheating. Black readily admits the Donald Trump routinely overstates his accomplishments but calls them exaggerations rather than lies. Trump's commitment to and easy association with working class Americans is explained as is his very real patriotism. This book covers his Republican primary campaign and the general election campaign. He calls Trump unsuave. Black, who is not a US citizen, explains why he believes Donald Trump is the best possible president for this time in US history. Finally he covers President Trump's very real successes as president despite attempts by traditional Republicans, the entire Democrat Party, the administrative state, left wing judges, and the mainstream media to derail him. Finally Conrad Black makes the case that Trump is no more crude or disliked than Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, or Richard Nixon. Along the way Black makes the case that Trump's business experience provided him with excellent preparation for the US presidency.

I've read many of Conrad Black's highly polished columns as well as his historical biographies. He tends to use a lot of big words and to adopt a sophisticated style consistent with his wealthy upbringing and education and his unusual ease and competence with the formal English language. His approach with this book is very different; he writes using everyday English.

A note about the author: Conrad Black himself was a target of an overzealous US federal prosecutor ending up being convicted of various crimes related to business dealings and spending over three years in US federal prisons. He finished serving his prison time in 2011. He is a Canadian by birth and a British citizen by choice. He currently lives in Canada.

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45th President of the United States of America

I listened to thia audiobook from beginning to end. For people who have open mind of the Pres, this is an accurate book about him. For the Trump hater, they will not like this book.

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An Honest Description of the President's Ascent

A biography of Donald J Trump's life with no punches pulled. Although the author does think highly of the President, he doesn't shy away from describing mistakes also. The author knows the President through a business arrangement many years past. Much of the book is following Trump's business deals from boom to bust and back. Once it is time for the election, most of the material will be familiar to those of us that just lived through it, but is well presented. I think this is an excellent book in that it is the most objective book I have read.

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Good to hear the author’s perspective.

I thought it was a very fair and accurate assessment. I really like the author, which is why I purchased.

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Surprisingly refreshing!

Many facts were revealed that l was unaware of. Very well written. I highly recommend it!

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Whether...

Whether Blue, Red, Pink, Transparent...
This is a great read.
Extremely well written.
Will enhance understanding.

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Great Book!

One of the best books I’ve ever read! Every American should read it. I will read more Conrad Black books.

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Trump Revealed

Donald J Trump is revealed through this very thorough this frankly given and unvarnished analysis and assessment.

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Interesting

I have not read this author before , but was pleasantly surprised . I believe he was even-handed in his treatment of his subject .
I listened to this book over a period of about 2 weeks , so the first parts are a dim memory now, but would not have continued unless I thought it worthy of my time , and money.
He seems to tell a pretty straight story of Trump , which is , in itself , refreshing. Given the forces stacked against him , and the way Trump has dealt with them , anyone on either side of the political isle who disparages his intelligence, should that a good, long look in the mirror. Perhaps they mistake themselves for Trump, and so their comments are really directed at themselves , not Trump.
All in all , I find this book to be interesting and informative. I learned things about Trump I never knew.
I will strongly consider more purchases of this authors writings.
Give it a listen , providing you do not have an irrational hatred for Trump. If you do, it might drive you over the edge. Snowflakes should definitely overlook this book , unless their hiddie-hole is nearby.

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  • ARCHIE MACTAGGART
  • 05-24-18

To turn around decline. -Trump is right.

An excellent book.

First steps to end damage done by kidding yourself. Britain has already destroyed itself and America is well on the way to

follow. Lord Black has codified Trump's position and if it is ignored, Heaven help the land of the Free.

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  • Carlin
  • 07-13-18

Fantastic

Very helpful overview of Trump's early life, and his rise to the presidency, and first year. Easy to follow and never slow or boring. Great read.