The Trumps

The Trumps

Three Generations That Built An Empire

Book - 2000
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Donald Trump, the canny deal maker and crowd pleaser, is the third generation of an entrepreneurial family whose turbulent history and extraordinary achievements reflect the transformation of America from a land of scrabbling immigrant survivors to our brand-name era.

Donald's German immigrant grandfather Friedrich came to America with one suitcase and limitless faith in his gut instincts. A hotel and saloon keeper who provided miners with shelter and female companionship during the Klondike gold rush, he later opened a storefront real estate operation in Queens, New York.

Fred, Friedrich's eldest son, started building houses for neighbors while he was still in high school and was among the first to realize that the New Deal would become America's new gold rush. Using government housing subsidies and loopholes, Fred constructed thousands of new homes in Brooklyn and Queens, made a fortune, and provided start-up capital for his second son, Donald.

Donald, determined to pursue a career on a larger, and ultimately all-encompassing, stage, set his sights on Manhattan. It was then in a slump. Sensing the beginning of another gol

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2000.
ISBN: 9780684808499
0684808498
Characteristics: 591 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., ports ;,25 cm.

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Aug 05, 2016

Aug 4 2016....just reading another book about Donald that is not in the Chinook Arch Library system. 'Donald Trump Master Apprentice', by Gwenda Blair, which I believe has taken parts from this book, with a few updates. Anyway, it scares me to think that this guy has come so close to being president of the U.S.A. Yikes. Glad I live in Canada, but that still is not much of a comfort......yikes again! After reading this I certainly won't read any of Donald's books.....he seems to make up things to market himself, so why bother reading what could be just lies or a lot of dreaming? To me it looks like Donald likes to get his own way, and control everything.......not exactly what a President is supposed to do...is it?

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