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8 Overall

9 Importance

7 Innovation

8 Style


Part of a 1984 Pulitzer Prize–winning team at Newsday and now a full-time author, Michael D’Antonio has written several other books covering many areas, including sports. He is what used to be known as a general interest reporter. Thus, D’Antonio brings a generalist’s – and an award-winning journalist’s – approach to Donald Trump’s biography. This means he describes major arcs of Trump’s life broadly and burrows deeply into other aspects, such as Trump’s time in military school; his immigrant grandfather’s hard-working determination; his father’s rise to success; his mother’s grasping ambition; his brother’s struggle with their father’s idea of manly competition; his first marriage; his mentoring by infamous “mob lawyer” Roy Cohn; his affair with, marriage to and divorce from Marla Maples; his methods of negotiations or, as some might call them, his wide range of bullying tactics; and much more. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends D’Antonio’s respected reporting to those who are curious about Donald Trump’s life and business dealings, whether they admire him or not.

About the Author

Part of Newsday’s 1984 Pulitzer Prize–winning team, Michael D’Antonio also wrote Mortal Sins; A Full Cup; Forever Blue; A Ball, A Dog, and A Monkey; and Tour ’72. His work has appeared in Esquire, Sports Illustrated and The New York Times Magazine.


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    Edward Brown 7 months ago
    A superb and balanced review. Here's hoping that get abstract gets the rights to do a full summary of this interesting book, and will also summarize other books about our next president.

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