Trump: The Saga of America's Most Powerful Real Estate Baron
By Jerome Tuccille
2004/02 - Beard Books
1587982234 - Paperback - Reprint - 272 pp.
The spirit of New York City lives in this fast-moving and exciting biography.
This is the remarkable unfinished saga of an extraordinary American. When this book was first published in 1985, Donald J. Trump was scarcely into his fourth decade. He had made the leap from local New York City boy who had made good to a national and even world-prominent figure. It all started some ten years earlier when Trump gambled that New York City would rebound from its financial morass. People laughed and scoffed at the time, but he was right, and he has profited mightily from his faith and vision. This is compelling reading about the inside machinations of his glamorous world.
Now that Donald Trump is braying at all of America on his own reality TV show, here is the paper reprint of an unauthorized biography of the controversial New York developer, who prefers to control whatever buzz is generated about him. The author, an investment analyst as well as a writer, interviewed family members and business associates but did not receive the cooperation of the man himself. The work, competently if not sparklingly written, takes readers through 1987 and a prediction that "Donald Trump will endure"—QED these 17 years later. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Jerome Tuccille is Vice President of T. Rowe Price Investment Services, and he has worked in the investment area as a broker and supervisory analyst since 1975. He is the author of more than 20 books including a recent biography of Alan Greenspan. His works include four novels and many financial books. From 1971 to 1973, the author taught at the New School for Social Research in New York City, and in 1974 he was the Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York. Tuccille and his wife Marie have two children and one grandson. They reside in Maryland. Photo from the back cover.
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