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Understanding Trump Audiobook

Understanding Trump

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Publisher's Summary

The presidency of Donald Trump marks a profound change in the trajectory of American government, politics, and culture. Like his administration, the movement that put him in office represents a phenomenon that is worth studying.

Donald Trump is unlike any president we've ever had. He is the only person ever elected to be commander in chief who has not first held public office or served as a general in the military. His principles grow out of five decades of business and celebrity success - not politics - so he behaves differently from traditional politicians.

In Understanding Trump, Newt Gingrich shares what he learned from more than two years helping Trump and his team throughout the campaign, the election, and during the first months of the presidency. Mr. Gingrich provides unique insight into how the new president's past experiences have shaped his life and style of governing. This book also includes Mr. Gingrich's thorough analysis of how President Trump thinks and makes decisions as well as the president's philosophy, doctrine, and political agenda going forward.

The audiobook edition features the following recordings of live speeches:

Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 2017

Joint Address to Congress, Feb. 28, 2017

The New Deal for Black Americans, Charlotte, Oct. 26, 2016

The Contract with the American Voter, Gettysburg, Oct. 22, 2016

©2017 Newt Gingrich (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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    David Visalia, CA, United States 07-10-17
    David Visalia, CA, United States 07-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Newt's Brilliant But It's Not The Title"
    What made the experience of listening to Understanding Trump the most enjoyable?

    Newt is brilliant and probably understands the world better than most anyone on the planet. However, the book would be better served to be called "Understanding What Trump Needs to Do."<br/><br/>I bought the book as I wanted to gain insight to what makes the man tick. Only about 30% of the book deals with this. The rest of the book talks about what is going on in the world, what Obama did wrong, what the Dems have done worng and how Trump should handle it. In fact, many times I would think that Newt wrote this hoping President Trump would read it so he would understand how to handle the world. Just my take. I'm not saying it's a bad book (I actually supported Newt while he was running). I love the way he thinks. I just think the title is misleading.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    The BW Woodbridge, VA United States 07-14-17
    The BW Woodbridge, VA United States 07-14-17 Member Since 2012

    Recent graduate New York Institute of Photography. Love SciFi and mystery.

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    "Not an endorsement, just understanding"

    This is not about liking our disliking the president. It's about understand his values and methods. Forger the rhetoric, tweed from someone that knows the man.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Hughes 07-11-17 Member Since 2014
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    "disappointed"

    the book started out strong and gave a lot of insights into President Trump, how he thinks, operates, listens, makes decisions. but the majority of the rest of the book Newt starts giving his opinion of what needs to be done and his ideas on how it should be accomplished. definitely not what I was expecting. on the plus side he did provide a lot of history of our country.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff York 07-03-17
    Jeff York 07-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Misleading Title"

    I'm a fan of Newt and always impressed with his command of the subject. However, I'm disappointed in this book as it is more about history and Newt's guidance to President Trump than it is about President Trump. If you want an excellent lecture on history and government policy, this book is for you.

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    Amazons SF 07-05-17
    Amazons SF 07-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "History and current trends."

    This books gives the Trump reader an understanding of the history in order to gather information to determine the future. Would have liked to know more about personal experience with him for greater understanding.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah W. 06-29-17
    Sarah W. 06-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Misleading Title- should be Understanding What Newt Thinks Trump Should Do"

    The first two chapters are about Trump but that's about it. The rest of the book is about what he should do or what Newt wants him to do. Don't get me wrong, he's got some good points, but it's not about Trump, his agenda, or his cabinet.

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    PETER LAWRENCEVILLE, GA, United States 07-23-17
    PETER LAWRENCEVILLE, GA, United States 07-23-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Light on Trump, Heavy on the Gingrich Manifrsto"

    Disappointed, as a fan of Trump I was looking for more behind the scenes stories about his childhood, career, and the actual working of the campaign. Instead we get a gloss over of all of that, and the last two thirds of the book on what Gingrich would do. He has some great ideas he but did Trump a disservice by sneaking them into a book that was supposed to be about Trump. Will be hard for me to view Gingrich the same again, now that I know what he's really about. Self serving. I'm glad Trump had sense enough not to bring him into the administration.

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    Reader i HI 07-17-17
    Reader i HI 07-17-17 Member Since 2017

    Incredulous

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    "Serious and Insightful"

    Professor Newt Gingrich has delivered an interesting look at the Trump phenomenon that goes beyond partisan politics and is an attempt to place Trump in his proper historical context. Gingrich does this better than anyone else writing on the current presidency. This is the source future historians will rely on.

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    Ryan 07-17-17
    Ryan 07-17-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent!!!"

    So, fascinating. Digs deeply into the behind the scenes of running this country...I learned so much!

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    Andy 07-10-17
    Andy 07-10-17 Member Since 2008
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    "let's go, it's about time, God Bless America"

    this is why I was able to vote for him finally, if you listen to his words and the people he has around him this will be a positive move for America.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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