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Confidence man : the making of Donald Trump and the breaking of America

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"From the Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times reporter who has defined Donald J. Trump's presidency like no other journalist: a magnificent and disturbing reckoning that moves beyond simplistic caricature, chronicling his rise in New York City to his tortured post-presidency and his potential comeback. Few journalists working today have covered Donald Trump more extensively than Maggie Haberman. And few understand him and his motivations better. Now, demonstrating her majestic command of this story, Haberman reveals in full the depth of her understanding of the 45th president himself, and of what the Trump phenomenon means. Interviews with hundreds of sources and numerous interviews over the years with Trump himself portray a complicated and often contradictory historical figure. Capable of kindness but relying on casual cruelty as it suits his purposes. Pugnacious. Insecure. Lonely. Vindictive. Menacing. Smarter than his critics contend and colder and more calculating than his allies believe. A man whoembedded himself in popular culture, galvanizing support for a run for high office that he began preliminary spadework for 30 years ago, to ultimately become a president who pushed American democracy to the brink. The through-line of Trump's life and hispresidency is the enduring question of what is in it for him or what he needs to say to survive short increments of time in the pursuit of his own interests. Confidence Man is also, inevitably, about the world that produced such a singular character, giving rise to his career and becoming his first stage. It is also about a series of relentlessly transactional relationships. The ones that shaped him most were with girlfriends and wives, with Roy Cohn, with George Steinbrenner, with Mike Tyson and Don King and Roger Stone, with city and state politicians like Robert Morgenthau and Rudy Giuliani, with business partners, with prosecutors, with the media, and with the employees who toiled inside what they commonly called amongst themselves the "Trump Disorganization." That world informed the one that Trump tried to recreate while in the White House. All of Trump's behavior as President had echoes in what came before. In this revelatory and newsmaking book, Haberman brings together the events of his life intoa single mesmerizing work. It is the definitive account of one of the most norms-shattering and consequential eras in American political history"--

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Bedford Free Library 973.933 H (Text)
New Book
31002150879400
Checked out
12/15/2022
Briarcliff Manor Public Library 973.933 HABERMAN (Text)
New Nonfiction
31036150999339
Checked out
12/13/2022
Bronxville Public Library 973.933 H (Text)
New Nonfiction
31004151866857
Checked out
12/01/2022
Chappaqua Library 973.933 HABERMAN (Text)
New Nonfiction
31005154442059
Checked out
12/01/2022
Chappaqua Library 973.933 HABERMAN (Text)
New Nonfiction
31005154442067
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Chappaqua Library 973.933 HABERMAN (Text)
Express Item
31005600116257
Checked out
12/03/2022
Croton Free Library 973.933 H (Text)
New Nonfiction
31006151920659
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library 973.73 H (Text)
New Book
31007151463419
Checked out
12/10/2022
Eastchester Public Library B TRUMP (Text)
New Biography
31008152545055
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12/13/2022
Eastchester Public Library B TRUMP (Text)
New Biography
31008152546756
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