Letters and Politics

Trump’s Long and Troubled Quest for the Presidency

With David Cay Johnston, an investigative journalist, a specialist in economics and tax issues, and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting. Since 2009 he has been a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer who teaches tax, property, and regulatory law of the ancient world at Syracuse University College of Law and the Whitman School of Management. He is the author of many books, the most recent is The Making of Trump.

About the book:

imagesCovering 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 real estate fortune, to his own too-big-to-fail business empire; from his education and early career, to his whirlwind presidential bid, The Making of Donald Trump provides the fullest picture yet of Trump’s extraordinary ascendancy.

Drawing on decades of interviews, financial records, court documents, and public statements, David Cay Johnston, gives us the most in-depth look yet at the man who would be president.

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