TRUMP: THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH:


TRUMP: THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH:

WAYNE BARRETT    Book Number: 84260    Product format: Paperback

Throughout his recent successful presidential campaign Donald Trump insisted that above anything else it was his success as a "self-made businessman" that would make him an effective president - here we learn that not only is Trump far from "self-made", but also his effectiveness as a "businessman" is questionable, at best. Wayne Barrett's analysis of Trump's business dealings was first published as "Trump: The Deals and the Downfall" in 1992 and was reissued with a revised introduction in 2016. Up until 19 January 2017 there was no journalist better informed on the subject of The Donald than Wayne Barrett, but then, in a bitter twist of irony, he died, on the eve of Trump's inauguration. Trump Tower, the biggest deal of his career, was put together through manipulation, deceit and collusion with figures known to be involved in organised crime, and the project would have failed were it not for the latter. Instead of the canny businessman he claims to be, Barrett demonstrates how he exploited his father's money and connections to grease his deals and an intimate picture emerges of a brash man, driven by bravado and barely controlled ambition and with a ruthlessness to subdue his rivals and control his allies. Through interviews with scores of adversaries and allies we see Trump in action - as arrogant as he can be brilliant, equally reliant upon threat and charm, failing as often as he succeeds. Never before has a POTUS divided opinion as much as Donald Trump - totally unpredictable with a brass neck like none other and seemingly determined to shake up the political elite whatever it takes - maybe he will prove to be just what the world needs. In the meanwhile, this cautionary tale of what really is "The Greatest Show on Earth" demands our close attention. 476pp paperback.
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ISBN 9781682450796
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