Business Books

Trump bio ‘unlocks extraordinary personality and terrifying political leader’

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed J Brooks Spector, Daily Maverick’s famed expert on all things American, for his weekly business book review.

Spector read and reviewed a new, deeply researched biography of Donald Trump entitled “Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power” by The Washington Post’s Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher.

Scroll down for the interview (and/or quotes from it).

Description on Amazon:

Authoritative, timely and provocative; this deeply researched biography of Donald Trump provides a complex portrait of the man who — despite broad scepticism — will soon be the president of the United States.

Who is Donald J. Trump?

Despite decades of scrutiny, many aspects of his life are not well known.

To discover Trump in full, The Washington Post assembled a team of award-winning reporters and researchers to delve into every aspect of Trump’s improbable life, from his privileged upbringing in Queens to his astonishing 2016 rise to seize the Republican candidacy for president.

Co-authored by Washington Post investigative political reporter Michael Kranish and senior editor Marc Fisher, this comprehensive book documents Trump’s fascinating family roots, his aggressive efforts to make a name for himself in New York social circles and his penchant for big bets — on real estate, branded businesses, and, ultimately, on himself.

The authors, seasoned journalists who interviewed Trump for this book, scrutinise everything from his youthful alliance with the power broker Roy Cohn to his alleged dealings with organised crime and his controversial projects in New York City, Atlantic City, Florida, Scotland and Azerbaijan.

The authors examine Trump’s wealth, the evolution of his political beliefs and his peculiar identity as a billionaire businessman, celebrity, global brand, television star and now his occupation of the most powerful office in the world.

Few individuals have ever roamed so widely through such diverse realms as real estate, sports, entertainment and national politics.

How has Trump’s life informed his bold statements on the economy, immigration, race, global trade, terrorism and women?

Drawn from in-depth reporting by The Washington Post, “Trump Revealed” is essential reading, especially considering the outcome of the 2016 American presidential election.

Click here (then“like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

Article brought to us by Old Mutual.


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'South Africans have to show greater respect for our farmers'

'South Africans have to show greater respect for our farmers'

“I spent a year travelling 100 000 km [crisscrossing SA researching farmers]. It changed my perspective,” says author Ivor Price.

How to build a business you can sell

How to build a business you can sell

Small business expert Pavlo Phitidis discusses his book "Sweat, Scale, $ell: Build Your Business into an Asset of Value™".

Record number of women to march the day after Mr Trump becomes Mr President

Record number of women to march the day after Mr Trump becomes Mr President

Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Meryl Streep... some of the famous females joining thousands of others for Saturday's Women’s March on D.C.

Castro bodyguard shares tales of dictator’s double life and breath-taking wealth

Castro bodyguard shares tales of dictator’s double life and breath-taking wealth

Juan Sanchez shares stories of Fidel Castro that’ll make you re-examine everything you thought you knew about the Cuban dictator.

Here’s what may happen when Zuma goes (by political analyst Ralph Mathekga)

Here’s what may happen when Zuma goes (by political analyst Ralph Mathekga)

What impact will his departure have on South Africa and the ANC? Can we fix the damage — and how do we do that?

Ego is our biggest enemy

Ego is our biggest enemy

Regular business book reviewer Ian Mann discusses Ryan Holiday’s “Ego is the Enemy: The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent”.

Popular articles
SAA doesn't have cash flow to pay unions what they want, says airline exec

SAA doesn't have cash flow to pay unions what they want, says airline exec

Thousands of SAA workers, including cabin crew, technical and ground staff, began striking on Friday to demand higher pay.

Karatbars – is it a scam? The case for and against…

Karatbars – is it a scam? The case for and against…

Bruce Whitfield interviews senior Karatbars representatives, a financial advisor and someone who was invited to its conference.

[WATCH] Man forgets to engage handbrake, truck almost hits other cars

[WATCH] Man forgets to engage handbrake, truck almost hits other cars

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

We have bent over backwards, it appears unions don't want to settle - SAA

We have bent over backwards, it appears unions don't want to settle - SAA

Sacca president, Zazi Nsibanyoni-Anyiam Mugambi and airlines acting CFO Deon Fredricks weigh in on the strike facing the airline.

Can’t find your phone? Drop everything – thieves can get into your banking app!

Can’t find your phone? Drop everything – thieves can get into your banking app!

Did someone steal your phone? Contact your bank without hesitation warns consumer journalist Wendy Knowler.

'Unions are making a mistake. SAA is dying. It’s not Eskom – we don’t need it'

'Unions are making a mistake. SAA is dying. It’s not Eskom – we don’t need it'

SAA is on its knees, cap in hand, asking taxpayers for R2 billion this month. Unions must be careful, warns Guy Leitch (SA Flyer).

White pupils at posh Kingswood College refer to black scholars as 'snoobab'

White pupils at posh Kingswood College refer to black scholars as 'snoobab'

"This problem is bigger than just a Kingswood problem. The relevant processes will unfold," says College Head Colleen Vassiliou.

Investors need to understand redress and sensitivities, says Eusebius

Investors need to understand redress and sensitivities, says Eusebius

Eusebius engages callers on the Richard Branson tweet that has been widely criticised for lacking diversity.