Donald Trump - by Gwenda Blair (Paperback)
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"Book Synopsis On the hugely successful hit reality TV show The Apprentice, Donald Trump tells his contenders that location and pricing are supremely significant. But in his own life, there have been other maxims: Do whatever it takes to win. Don't spare the chutzpah. Always use the superlative. Make everything into an advertisement for yourself. Whatever happens, always claim victory. Following these personal commandments, he has turned bragging, self-inflation, and showing off into competitive advantages that have brought him national and international renown. In Donald Trump: Master Apprentice, best-selling author Gwenda Blair recounts a true-life history with more twists and turns than any television producer could possibly imagine. Towering skyscrapers and glittering casinos, a luxury airline and a football-field-size yacht, steamy affairs and bitter lawsuits, near bankruptcy and stormy feuds -- all this and more are part of the life of Trump. An adaptation and update of her definitive biography, The Trumps, this new book provides fresh material on Donald Trump's brushes with bankruptcy, mammoth construction projects, and ever-expanding place in American life. Drawing on recent interviews with the celebrated real estate magnate, his associates, his rivals, and contestants from his television show, Blair offers new insight into the man who seems to have it all. For the first time, we also get a glimpse of the person who will ultimately decide the fate of the Trump brand: Donald Trump, Jr., the real-life apprentice who hopes to put his own imprint on his father's empire. Review Quotes ""A fine, highly informative, and respectable book about a despicable subject."" -- ""The San Diego Union-Tribune"" ""Blair does a superb job explaining how Donald succeeded."" -- ""The Philadelphia Inquirer"" ""Blair does an admirable job of showing us a slice of America through this one family....The book has the scope and depth of an excellent historical read."" -- ""Rocky Mountain News"" (Denver) ""Blair is relentless in examining and anatomizing Donald Trump's business dealings -- she has the assiduousness and grasp of Robert A. Caro....She's also convincing on Donald Trump's private life."" -- Robert Gottlieb, ""The New York Observer"" ""Blair neatly captures Trump's uncanny business instincts, as well as his competitiveness, chutzpah, cruelty, vulgarity and hucksterism. And she catches him in his lies, or what Trump himself calls 'truthful hyperbole.'"" -- ""The New York Times Book Review"" ""It really is a helluva story, and it's ably told by Blair."" -- ""New York Daily News"" ""Rich, detailed, and informative, not only for those interested in business but also those who follow celebrity TV shows and gossip columns."" -- ""The Ottawa Citizen"""



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