The Trumps

The Trumps

Three Generations of Builders and A Presidential Candidate

Book - 2015
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The definitive family biography of President Donald Trump.

The revealing story of the Trumps mirrors America's transformation from a land of striving immigrants to a world in which the aura of wealth alone can guarantee a fortune. The Trumps begins with a portrait of President Trump's immigrant grandfather, who as a young man built hotels for miners in Alaska during the Klondike gold rush. His son, Fred, took advantage of the New Deal, using government subsidies and loopholes to construct hugely successful housing developments in the 1940s and 1950s. The profits from Fred's enterprises paved the way for President Trump's roller-coaster ride through the 1980s and 1990s into the new century.

With his talent for extravagant exaggeration--he calls it "truthful hyperbole"--President Trump turned the deal-making know-how of his forebears into an art form. By placing this much-publicized life within the context of family, Gwenda Blair adds a new dimension to the larger-than-life figure who ascended to the American Presidency.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2015
Edition: First Simon & Schuster Paperback Edition
Copyright Date: ♭2000
ISBN: 9780743210799
0743210794
Branch Call Number: B T772B 2015
Characteristics: 591 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Mar 01, 2016

Haven't read it yet, but it made my day a few weeks ago to learn that grandfather Fredrich Trump had roots in Seattle......in prostitution of all things. It still makes me chuckle. Not sure if I'll read the other two-third of the book, but hopefully it will be a fun read.

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