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Books on Donald Trump by Roger Stone, G.B. Trudeau, more

It’s safe to say that in the past year no figure on the American scene has generated more ink — not to mention tweets — than President Donald J. Trump. The publishing industry has repackaged old volumes about the real estate developer-reality TV star and generated new ones on his political ascendancy.

Here are nine books — sympathetic, scathing or satirical — to better understand the POTUS and his victory.
 

'GREAT AGAIN: How to Fix Our Crippled America,' by Donald J. Trump

What a difference a year makes. When this
Photo Credit: Threshold Editions

What a difference a year makes. When this campaign jeremiad was published in 2015 it was titled “Crippled America” and featured a scowling Trump on the cover. Reissued in paperback, it got a more upbeat title and a kinder, gentler photo of the author. (Threshold Editions, $14.99 paper)

'TRUMP: The Greatest Show on Earth — the Deals, the Downfall, the Reinvention,' by Wayne Barrett

First published in 1992, this exposé by a
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First published in 1992, this exposé by a longtime investigative reporter at The Village Voice grew out of 13 years of covering the real estate developer in the late 1970s and 1980s. It’s been reissued with a new introduction by the author. (Regan Arts, $17.99 paper)

'THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUMP,' by Michael D’Antonio

This bio by a former Newsday reporter had
Photo Credit: St. Martin'’s Press

This bio by a former Newsday reporter had its own title/cover makeover since it was first published as “Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success” back in 2015. D’Antonio interviewed his subject, along with many others, to fashion a portrait of a man “unrivaled ... in his ability to capture and hold the attention of the American public.” (St. Martin’s, $9.99 paper)

'THE MAKING OF DONALD TRUMP,' by David Cay Johnston

A former reporter for The New York Times
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A former reporter for The New York Times and other publications penned this portrait after some 30 years of covering Trump. The author’s objective? “To make sure Americans know a fuller story about Trump than the one he has polished and promoted with such exceptional skill and determination.” (Melville House, $24.99)

'TRUMP REVEALED: The Definitive Biography of the 45th President,' by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher

Written by two Washington Post staffers -- and
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Written by two Washington Post staffers — and researched and reported by more than 20 during the 2016 campaign — this biographical study aims to be “definitive,” as the subtitle has it. The book’s subject wasn’t buying it: “Don’t buy, boring” he tweeted on the eve of its publication. (Scribner, $18 paper)

'TRUMP: A Graphic Biography,' by Ted Rall

A syndicated political cartoonist, who has written and
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A syndicated political cartoonist, who has written and illustrated “Snowden” and “Bernie,” turned his attention to Trump after he clinched the Republican nomination last year. Rall begins his book not with his subject’s birth in Queens in 1946 but with a story about the erosion of the middle class in America. (Seven Stories, $16.95 paper)

'THE DAY OF THE DONALD: Trump Trumps America,' by Andrew Shaffer

Billed as
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Billed as “a completely untrue, utterly unauthorized, but not thoroughly impossible thriller,” this satirical novel is set in 2018, when the Trump name has been emblazoned on the White House facade and the Even Greater Wall along the Mexican border is under construction. (Crooked Lane, $14.99 paper)

'YUGE!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump,' by G.B. Trudeau

The president-elect has been popping up in Trudeau's
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The president-elect has been popping up in Trudeau’s comic strip since the 1980s. The cartoonist told The New York Times that his Trump was “a fully formed toon who interacted with the other characters as a peer. It didn’t matter if people knew he was commuting in from real life.” (Andrews McMeel, $14.99 paper)

'THE MAKING OF THE PRESIDENT 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution,' by Roger Stone

The former Trump campaign adviser and author of
Photo Credit: Skyhorse

The former Trump campaign adviser and author of several provocative books such as “The Man Who Killed Kennedy” (LBJ did it), takes a page from Theodore H. White and revisits the 2016 campaign to analyze how Trump pulled off an electoral victory that most political pundits thought was impossible. The book is scheduled for publication later in January. (Skyhorse, $29.99)

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