In The Making of Donald Trump, Pulitzer Prize–winning
investigative reporter David Cay Johnston takes a revealing
look at one of the most controversial figures of our time.
This deeply researched account takes readers from the
origins of the Trump family fortune all the way to the 2016
presidential campaign, giving us a full picture of the mogul’s
Having spent almost three decades chronicling Trump,
Johnston reveals the story of how a boy from a quiet part of
Queens, New York would become a man of great media savvy,
entrepreneurial spirit and political clout. Yet his has been a
career plagued by legal troubles and mounting controversy.
Love him or hate him, Trump’s massive influence is
undeniable: be it mob bosses and high rollers, or the average
American voter, all have been pulled into his orbit.
Drawing on decades of interviews, financial records,
court documents and public statements, David Cay Johnston
gives us the most in-depth look yet at the man who would be
About the author: David Cay Johnston is an investigative journalist and winner of a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for journalism. A long-time reporter for the New York Times and the former president of the Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), he is also the author of several New York Times bestsellers. He has won the IRE Medal and a George Polk Award for his investigative reporting, and is a columnist for The Daily Beast, National Memo and USA TODAY. Johnston teaches at Syracuse University College of Law and lives in Rochester, New York.