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Cracking the enigma that is Donald Trump




US business tycoon Donald trump (C) enters the Plaza Hotel past supporters on December 21, 1994.
US business tycoon Donald trump (C) enters the Plaza Hotel past supporters on December 21, 1994.
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The media has been heavily saturated with news and [mostly] sound bites from Donald Trump for the past year, but a new book takes us back several decades before Trump would be known for the entrepreneurial successes he has achieved today.

A general view of the book cover
A general view of the book cover "The Making of Donald Trump" by David Cay Johnston.
Melville House

David Cay Johnston, an award-winning investigative reporter, spent nearly 30 years reporting on the personal and public life of the business mogul turned Republican presidential nominee. From the origins of Trump family’s real estate fortune to his recent career in politics, Johnston relied on decades of interviews, financial records, court documents and public statements to compose fullest picture yet of Trump’s extraordinary ascendency in just 27 days.

What questions do you have for Johnston about his newest book, “The Making of Donald Trump?”

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David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and best-selling author; his newest book is, “The Making of Donald Trump” (Melville House, 2016); he tweets from @DavidCayJ