At the culmination of nearly 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, investigative journalist David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, watches closely the rise of magnates to power and prominence.
Covering the long arc of Trumps' career, Johnston tells the whole story of how a child from a quiet section of Queens, NY, would become a completely new and complex race of public figure.
Trump is a man of great media intelligence, entrepreneurship and political influence.
However, his career has been plagued by legal problems and growing controversy.
From the origins of his family's real estate fortune, to his own business empire too big to fail; from his education and early career, to his presidential whirlwind, The Making of Donald Trump provides the most complete picture yet of Trumps' extraordinary ancestry.
Loving or hating him, Trumps' massive influence is undeniable, and figures as diverse as Woody Guthrie (who wrote a scathing song about Trumps' father) and Red Scare prosecutor Roy Cohn, mafia bosses and high rollers, as well as the average American voter, have been put into his orbit.
Based on decades of interviews, financial records, court documents and public statements, David Cay Johnston, who has covered Trump more closely than any other journalist working today, gives us the most in-depth look yet at the man who would become president.