Trump Revealed: The Definitive Biography of the 45th President

Trump Revealed: The Definitive Biography of the 45th President

by Michael Kranish, Marc Fisher


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A New York Times Bestseller
A Philadelphia Inquirer Best Book of the Year
A Los Angeles Times Most Important Book of the Year

Hailed as “authoritative” and “essential,” and based on the work of two dozen reporters and twenty hours of interviews with Trump, Trump Revealed is the indispensable and now updated biography of the 45th president of the United States.

Who is Donald J. Trump? To discover Trump in full, the Washington Post assembled a team of award-winning reporters and researchers to investigate every aspect of his life, from his privileged upbringing in Queens to his hundreds of lawsuits, his infamous womanizing, his shifting position on abortion rights, his dizzying seven changes in party affiliation, and his astonishing, disruptive election as president in November 2016.

Coauthored by Washington Post investigative political reporter Michael Kranish and senior editor Marc Fisher, Trump Revealed details the 1970s Justice Department suit against Trump and his father for racial discrimination, his business and political machinations and alleged organized crime connections, his disastrous Atlantic City casino projects, and his relentless pursuit of the attentions of the media. What emerges is a portrait of “a man certain of his views, hugely confident in his abilities, not terribly well informed, quick to take offense,” a man with a penchant for big bets—on real estate, branded businesses, and, ultimately, on himself.

In the wake of the most controversial and polarizing election in modern American history, Trump Revealed provides essential insight into this billionaire businessman, celebrity, and global brand who is now the president of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501156526
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 201,936
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Michael Kranish is an investigative political reporter for The Washington Post. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Trump Revealed, John F. Kerry, The Real Romney, and the author of The World’s Fastest Man and Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War. He was the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists Award for Washington Correspondence in 2016. Visit

Marc Fisher is a senior editor at The Washington Post, where he has been the enterprise editor, local columnist, and Berlin bureau chief, among other positions over thirty years at the paper. He is the author of Something in the Air, a history of radio, and After the Wall, an account of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany. Fisher wrote several of the Washington Post articles that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016 and the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2014. Visit

Table of Contents

Prologue: "Presidential" 1

Chapter 1 Gold Rush: The New Land 17

Chapter 2 Stink Bombs, Switchblades, and a Three-Piece Suit 31

Chapter 3 Father and Son 51

Chapter 4 Roy Cohn and the Art of the Counterattack 60

Chapter 5 Crossing the Bridge 70

Chapter 6 "Best Sex I've Ever Had" 102

Chapter 7 All In 123

Chapter 8 Cold Winds 140

Chapter 9 The Chase 152

Chapter 10 A League of His Own 172

Chapter 11 The Great Unraveling 188

Chapter 12 Ratings Machine 210

Chapter 13 The Name Game 221

Chapter 14 Empire 240

Chapter 15 Showman 260

Chapter 16 Political Chameleon 271

Chapter 17 The Worth of a Man 293

Chapter 18 "Trump! Trump! Trump!" 309

Epilogue: Law and Order 333

Afterword: President Tramp 349

Acknowledgments 367

Notes 373

Index 435

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