Skip to comments.Donald J. Trump--A President Like No Other by Conrad Black
Posted on 06/29/2018 9:39:56 AM PDT by nikos1121
I've been reading Conrad Black's Donald J. Trump--A president like no other. I strongly recommend it.
If you're like me, from time to time you enjoy watching youtube's of the Trump campaign, the debates, the press conferences and of course the rallys. Some of the documentaries are fun too.
Conrad Black's book is an enjoyment as he takes you into the Trump's past, present and the future. He likens him to many of our most foremost leaders, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Halsey, Patton, Kennedy, Reagan etc. He shows us, (what many here already know), that Trump's upbringing and ability to succeed in the world of Manhatten real estate and construction is excellent background for success as our President.
Our good friend Victor Davis Hanson provides the Prologue:
Conrad Blacks erudite biography of Donald J. Trump is different from the usual in mediis rebus accounts of first-year presidents. He avoids the Bob Woodward fly-on-the-wall unattributed anecdote, and they say gossip mongering. Nor is the book a rush-to-publish product from former insiders of the Trump campaign or administration. Instead, Black, a prolific and insightful historian, adopts the annalistic method in carefully tracing Trumps earliest years in business through his various commercial misadventures, financial recoveries, and sometimes wild antics. Blacks aim is to illustrate how much of what Trump has done since announcing his presidential candidacy in summer 2015 is hardly mysterious.
What made Trump different from his competitors? Likely, his cunning, his almost Thucydidean reading of human nature, and his sixth sense about timing and salesmanship. In Plutarchian fashion, Black focuses on Trumps physicality, especially his boundless energy and his impatience with nuance and self-doubt (desperate cunning, unflagging determination, unshakeable self-confidence, ruthless Darwinian instincts of survival, and a sublime assurance that celebrity will heal all wounds).
(Excerpt) Read more at amazon.com ...
Thanks nikos1121, I’ll pick this one up.
Here is some background music for those reading it.
Ain’t I Right - Marty Robins
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That is an awesome song - Thanks for sharing that - that might just have passed El Paso as my favorite Marty Robbins piece.
Donald Trump, fracking the entrenched D.C. fecal matter.
Just ordered the book. I love Conrad Black (Canadian born!). He and Jordan Peterson are two of our best. I also love listening to Victor Davis Hanson. Such a reasoned and calm voice for the right.
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Love that song!
Nikos - Thanks for everything you are doing!
That looks like a great book
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thanks for the post ... just put a hold on it at my local library where it’s checked out with a waiting list ...
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Conrad Black Trump Bumpity Bump
Looking forward to reading!
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