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Barbara A. Res worked directly with Donald Trump for 18 years on some of his biggest projects and had nearly unlimited access to him. Trump selected Res to be in charge of construction of Trump Tower, his greatest success as a developer. In this insider’s look at how the ambitious real estate developer became the most divisive president in recent US history, Res takes us into closed-door meetings, boardrooms, limo rides, and helicopter flights to really understand what makes him tick and show us why his claim to be a great dealmaker and savvy businessman is just a mirage.

No one with this kind of access to Trump during his formative years as a developer has ever written so completely about who he is away from the cameras. It’s no wonder that when the media are looking for someone who really understands Trump, they turn to Res. Candid, personal, and deeply perceptive, Res shines new light on the man whose depravity has put us all - and democracy itself - in danger.

©2020 Res Books LLC (P)2020 Graymalkin Media, LLC

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  • Debbie Hupp
  • 27-10-20

Extraordinary insight

Probably even more than family, this relationship is an illuminating view inside the hole where a soul should be. It should be required reading, so that this personality type is never again elected to lead this country.

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  • VIOLET
  • 26-10-20

Interesting perspective - terribly read

Mrs. Res has a lot of information and a great perspective to share. However, the narration is so “sing-song” that it distracts measurably from the listener’s ability to absorb that information. I am replacing my audio version of this book with the actual book.

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  • LadyDi
  • 22-10-20

Quick read quick write

No doubt Ms. Res knew DJT was a wart on the nose of society! I only wish the world could have know earlier and saved us all from his wickedness.

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  • Mary M. Broad
  • 08-11-20

Please read this book.

I will write a more thorough review later, but right now I want to share this ASAP on my Facebook page. I’ve read several Trump “tell all” books recently. This, and Michael Cohen’s book, Disloyal: A Memoir, are two of the best and most important. I have several dear friends and family members who are Trump supporters. This book helps me understand them (and Trump) in new and important ways. I have more insight, compassion and less anger. I’m also very grateful that people who know him have been brave enough to write their stories. I highly recommend this book. More later...

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  • Barry M.
  • 07-11-20

Access, Duration and Substance

I believe I understood Trump from the first, due to my own experience with others. I assume millions could also see his lack of and disdain for knowledge on virtually any topic that pertains to the presidency. I've tried other well-known books about Trump and I'll be going back to 2 or 3 of the best to try them again, but what I wanted most in my own debate toolshed were firsthand & easily relatable examples of how Trump truly views & treats the average working person. This book filled my requirement. I thought the author sometimes seemed a bit too exhuberant in assessing herself, but frankly she earned it so why not have & state pride in that - and she also takes frequent opportunities to direct credit elsewhere. But either way the focus is clearly about Trump, and more credible because she's objective to his credit when it is infrequently fitting to his real estate work.

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  • Bill Lawrence
  • 04-11-20

SPELLBINDING

Very detailed and informative. Excellent writing by any standard. You really can't listen to this story without profound tlfeelings of sadness.

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  • T. Loftin
  • 26-10-20

More proof 45 is unqualified to be President

Yet more credible evidence that 45 is amoral, unethical, untrustworthy worthy, incompetent and down right unfit to be president of these United States.

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  • Papa S.
  • 19-11-20

Fantastic!!!!

Please read or listen to the words of Barbara Res. What an amazing book this was. There are so many things she talked about that the public had no idea of. Bravo Barbara!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-11-20

Excellent book

Awesome and terrifying. I wish Barbara had narrated it herself as the narrator's voice didn't convey the story as well as I had hoped. She did grow on me though. I really enjoyed the rawness and emotion.

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  • Chelcee
  • 29-11-20

interesting

I became a barbara fan after watching her interviews in the Netflix doc series on trump. She is a no nonsense woman and as a woman, I admire that. Especially considering her line of work back in the 70s and 80s, she herself is fascinating. She has good insight into trump and what he's like, she's able to use current events to tie in what he has done or said in his past. I find trump (like many others) to be a fascinating figure to learn about, and you would compare it to a car wreck. You really don't want to care, but its just so damn intriguing! If you like hearing insights on trump and his bs, then please use your credit wisely and order this book!