David Cay Johnston's "The Making Of Donald Trump"

Nov 15, 2017

The culmination of nearly 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, David Cay Johnston, takes a revealingly close look at the mogul's rise to power and prominence in his new book, "The Making of Donald Trump."

Covering the long arc of Trump’s career, Johnston tells the story of how a boy from a quiet section of Queens, NY would become an entirely new, and complex, breed of public figure. Trump is a man of great media savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, and political clout. Yet his career has been plagued by legal troubles and mounting controversy.

From the origins of his family’s real estate fortune, to his own too-big-to-fail business empire; from his education and early career, to his whirlwind presidential bid, "The Making of Donald Trump" provides the fullest picture yet of Trump’s ascendency.

David Cay Johnston is an investigative journalist and winner of a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for journalism. He is a long-time reporter for the New York Times and the former president of the Investigative Reporters & Editors.