The Truth About Trump

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Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
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Publisher's Summary

For all those who wonder, "Just who is Donald Trump?",
The Truth About Trump supplies the answer.

Drawing upon exclusive interviews and exhaustive research, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Michael D'Antonio presents Trump's full story, from his beginnings as a businessman to his juggernaut presidential campaign. Along the way, D'Antonio charts the successes and failures, scandals and triumphs, and relentless pursuit of money and fame that have made Trump who he is today. D'Antonio also details the origins of the Trump family fortune, Trump's history of using politics to get ahead, and how he has mastered the media to turn publicity into power.

First published in 2015, and now updated to cover Trump's rise to political prominence, The Truth About Trump is an unsparing, eye-opening account of the life and career of the most talked-about man in America.

This audiobook was previously published as Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success.

"A carefully reported and fair-minded account."—USA Today

"A brisk and entertaining read, drawing on interviews and documents and distilling decades' worth of news coverage to tell the story of Trump's childhood, family, business deals, and political forays." —The Washington Post

"Balanced, well sourced, and perfectly timed."—Financial Times (UK)

©2015 Michael D'Antonio (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

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Excellent

Anyone who wants to know about trump's life should listen to this book I liked it very much

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Great insight into the man

Very well done. Even-handed, thorough, clearly written. Kept my interest all the way through. I feel like I understand the phenomenon that is Donald Trump much better than before. I was concerned that this would be a hatchet job, but it wasn't.

I still don't much care for the man or his views on many issues, but I understand him better.

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An Even-Handed Look

I learned several things about Donald Trump, many of which are to be admired. I also gained some insight into how he built his fortune. Mr. Trump possesses both positive attributes and significant flaws - which most of us do. In his case, however, it all gets magnified by his forceful personality. All in all, a "good listen"

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He is more despicable than you thought

I was first aware of Trump sometime in the early 80s. I was not a fan. My opinion is unchanged, but I must admit that I was not familiar with most of his pathetic and petty acts and statements recounted in this book. Having read it, my revulsion is better explained. I look forward to a day when I can watch a newscast and not hear him mentioned...ever again. For him, as the author makes clear, that day will be hell. I am, by the way, a Republican. I did not cast a presidential ballot in 2016, and I am ashamed of “Republicans” in the House and Senate who tolerate and even defend this man. They should be taken in custody and subjected to a reading of this narrative. In the end, the reader will realize what a small and ignorant person this Trump really is...no, come to think of it, many will not. I wish that I had not purchased this book. I wish that I had not read this book. I recommend it only to sufferers of chronic constipation; at least you will be able to puke.

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Trump: The Tiny Toad Dick of America

This book, though dated and obscure, refuses to show coherent Americans that the Trump of 2018 is a xenophobic, fear-mongering, tiny penis, bigot, and racist. I know those are very big words for uneducated white men over the age of 50, but you should probably look it up.

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The best and most well-researched study of a man about become President

I am only a neighbor who lived for several years in the USA and learned as much as I could about the sociopolitical dynamics.

I hope your country can survive this presidency and mine, Canada, can minimize the damage.

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an apologist perspective

ugh! I wish I would've listened to the last chapter first, as it would have spared me alot of wonder. the author describes the subject's behavior then seems to try to justify it with surface psycho babble, that seems apologetic. having read countless books and articles on the subject, it was just too much. actually, in light of the subjects most recent behavior, it was enough to gag a maggot. ack.

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Interesting but loses clarity

Liked some of the more well-known stories by adding depth but more obscure stories were difficult to understand exactly what happened and the significance.

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Enlightening

Strongly recommend this book. Insights into the roots of his insecurities and greed.

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Mostly Garbage

Politically biased hit piece against Trump and his family. Blatantly dishonest. Don’t waste your money.

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  • 04-08-16

Honest, balanced look at the life and times Trump

A fabulous, well balanced look at the highs & lows of Mr Donald J Trump.

It gives a detailed look of his life and that of his parents and Grand parents.

if you are for or against Mr Trump or just curios to why he is who he is. this is ESSENTIAL reading!

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  • Hedgehog
  • 05-04-17

Absolutely SUPERB

I just hung on every word. The very book we all should read, what ever one feels about Trump. Highly informative and manages not to pass opinion - just pure facts, anecdotes and quotes.

I didn't want it to end.

If it's made into a film (please Clint) it will be one of the most amazing film ever, especially as we now know 'what happened next' .

Thank you it was extreme enjoyment for me to hear such an incredible and true life story.

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  • Midnight Chance
  • 02-10-17

Interesting

I found this an interesting listen. I didn't know much about Donald Trump's life before so I learned a fair bit. I find it incredible that people like Trump and Elon Musk have lived such elaborate and sensational lives they could actually be fictional. I think it was a fairly neutral account of Trump's life. After finishing it, I don't think he has many redeeming qualities.

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  • Chong Beng Lim
  • 01-07-17

The best Trump book

This book provides a wealth of details about Trump, informative and entertaining. Brilliant.
Way better than the making of Donald trump and trump nation.