Storytime for Grownups: President-Elect Trump

This afternoon, the Palm Beaches will get their first taste of the traffic nightmares we’ll have to learn to live with over the next four years (at least) as Donald J. Trump, the millionaire part-time Palm Beacher who will soon be the 45th President of the United States, comes to town for the Thanksgiving holiday.

What do we really know about him? Get to know President-Elect Donald Trump in this week’s Story Time for Grownups, compiled by Adam Davis, director of system services for the Palm Beach County Library System.


Beahm, George. “Trump talk : Donald Trump in his own words”.

“An unbiased collection of Trump’s greatest quotes! Brash, outspoken, and successful, Donald Trump is an American phenomenon. Always a controversial business leader, he’s now become a major political figure, and he continues to make headlines around the globe. Even if you don’t follow politics, it’s hard to ignore his outrageous quotes and clips. Trump Talk is the unofficial guide to the mind of Donald Trump, featuring excerpts from speeches, interviews, and more. Whether he’s denouncing immigration policies, giving advice on the art of the deal, or insulting other public figures, there’s one thing you can’t deny about Trump–he speaks his mind, and the results are fascinating.” Bowker®

D’Antonio, Michael. “Never enough : Donald Trump and the pursuit of success”.

“In one way or another, Donald Trump has been a topic of conversation in America for almost forty years. No one in the world of business-not Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, or Warren Buffett-has been as famous as Trump for as long. First associated with high-profile real estate development in 1970s Manhattan, his name has since become synonymous with success defined by wealth and luxury. What does one make of a grown man who, when he argues with women, stoops to insulting their appearance and habitually courts controversy? What if the same man were among the most prominent people in the world, and a privately generous person who once handed a dying child a $50,000 check so that he could enjoy the last months of his life? Add to the picture a kind of resilience that has allowed him to stage countless comebacks and truly a boundless level of optimism, and you get a figure so compelling that he cannot be dismissed simply because of his personality.Drawing upon exclusive interviews and detailed research, Michael D’Antonio presents the full story of Donald Trump, a man who, for all of his excesses, is perfectly adapted to our world.” Bowker®

Johnston, David Cay. “The making of Donald Trump”.

“Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Johnston first met Donald Trump in 1988 as he looked into how casinos were managed and regulated. He became curious about the mogul’s operations and blustery personality and has been on the case ever since, amassing an enormous archive of material, which he carefully mines in this steely inquiry. Determined to present a more complete and accurate account of the Republican nominee for president and his life than the story Trump has polished and promoted with such exceptional skill and determination, Johnston, who maintains a crisply matter-of-fact approach throughout this scrupulously detailed and documented chronicle, focuses on the business dealings Trump heralds as his qualifications for the presidency.” –Seaman, Donna Copyright 2016 Booklist

Kranish, Michael & Marc Fisher, the Washington Post. “Trump revealed : an American journey of ambition, ego, money, and power”.

“Authoritative, timely, and provocative, this deeply researched biography of Donald Trump provides a complex portrait of the man who despite broad skepticism could be the next president of the United States. Who is Donald J. Trump? Despite decades of scrutiny, many aspects of his life are not well known. To discover Trump in full, “The” “Washington Post” assembled a team of award-winning reporters and researchers to delve into every aspect of Trump s improbable life, from his privileged upbringing in Queens to his astonishing 2016 rise to seize the Republican candidacy for president.” Bowker®

Lord, Jeffrey. “What America needs : the case for Trump”.

“He’s controversial, colorful, and occasionally crass. But there’s no denying that billionaire businessman Donald Trump has struck a chord with the American electorate. Right now the economy is floundering; college students are protesting; undocumented immigrants are settling in; ISIS is growing; and Russia is plotting. It’s time for a bold leader in the White House. It’s time, CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord says, for President Donald Trump. In What America Needs , Lord makes a powerful case that Trump–often denigrated even by other Republicans as too outrageous for the White House–is actually exactly the president our country needs right now: one who will reverse the damages done during the Obama administration and do what it takes to make America great again.” Bowker®

1aRall, Ted. “Trump : a graphic biography”.

“In this graphic biography of Donald Trump, political cartoonist Ted Rall considers him to be ‘a bit of an accidental authoritarian, perhaps even an accidental proto-fascist.’ So where did this man come from? Here Trump’s life story is told, going all the way back to his origins growing up a rich kid in the NY suburbs. Rall shows how Trump taps into a longing among many Americans for a strongman. He doesn’t make many promises; his supporters don’t expect many. He’ll Make America Great Again. Somehow. Trust me, he says. And they do.” Bowker®

Singer, Mark. “Trump and me”.

“In Trump and Me , Singer… reflects on Trump’s evolution from swaggering buffoon to potential threat to America’s standing as a rational guardian of the world order. Heedlessly combative, equally adept at spewing insults and manipulating crowds at his campaign rallies, the self-proclaimed billionaire has emerged as an unlikely tribune of populist rage. All politics is artifice, and Singer marvels at how Trump has transfixed an electorate with his ultimate feat of performance art–a mass political movement only loosely tethered to reality.” Bowker®

Trump, Donald. “Crippled America : how to make America great again”.

“Look at the state of the world right now. It’s a terrible mess, and that’s putting it mildly. There has never been a more dangerous time. The politicians and special interests in Washington, DC, are directly responsible for the mess we are in. So why should we continue listening to them? It’s time to bring America back to its rightful owners–the American people… This book is my blueprint for how to Make America Great Again. It’s not hard. We just need someone with the courage to say what needs to be said. We won’t find that in Washington, DC.” Bowker®


Trump, Donald & Tony Schwartz. “Trump : the art of the deal”.

“Here is Trump in action–how he runs his organization and how he runs his life–as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker’s art. And throughout, Trump talks–really talks–about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur–the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight.” Bowker®


Trump, Donald J. “Time to get tough : making America great again!”.

“In his New York Times bestselling book, Time to Get Tough , Trump has the answers America has been looking for, including: How to finally secure our border and fix our immigration overflow; How to create American jobs by forcing Communist China into truly fair trade; How to retire our debt without endangering long-established programs–like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid–that millions of Americans depend on; How to undo the fraud of Obamanomics and the disaster of Obamacare. Blunt, smart, and thoroughly captivating, Time to Get Tough is trademark Trump, setting out a common sense agenda to restore American prosperity and make our nation the world’s leader once again.” Bowker®


The Palm Beach County Library System has dozens of electronic books, printed books both novels & non-fiction, audiobooks, and DVDs or Blu-ray discs covering the entire political spectrum. Travel to your closest branch or find us on the web!