The Trumps; Three Generations that Built an Empire

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm, 591, [1] pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Gwenda Linda Blair (born 1943) is an American author and journalist known for her biographies of Jessica Savitch, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and the family of Donald Trump. She is a lecturer at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1964. During the 1970s and 80s she was editor at New York magazines Liberation, Seven Days, and Mademoiselle, writing a monthly column for the latter, and was a contributing editor to Mother Jones and Manhattan, Inc. Her first book was a 1983 biography of writer Laura Ingalls Wilder, followed by a 1988 biography of news anchor Jessica Savitch, which was adapted into a 1995 television film. Her 2000 book The Trumps: Three Generations That Built an Empire was the basis for the 2005 TV film Trump Unauthorized, and was adapted and re-released as Donald Trump: Master Apprentice. Donald Trump, the canny deal maker and crowd pleaser, is the third generation of an entrepreneurial family whose turbulent history and extraordinary achievements reflect the transformation of America from a land of immigrant survivors to our own era. Donald's German immigrant grandfather was a hotel and saloon keeper who provided miners with shelter and female companionship during the Klondike gold rush. He later opened a real estate operation in Queens, New York. Fred, Friedrich's eldest son, was among the first to realize that the New Deal would become America's new gold rush. Fred constructed thousands of new homes in Brooklyn and Queens, made a fortune, and provided start-up capital for his second son, Donald. Donald, determined to pursue a career on a larger, and ultimately all-encompassing, stage, set his sights on Manhattan. His most important asset was his insight that fame itself would be the road to fortune. Donald would become a world-famous developer. But what distinguishes Donald Trump is his understanding that being famous for being rich could make him even richer. Condition: Very good / Very good.

Keywords: New York, Federal Housing Administration, Atlantic City, Casinos, Robert Moses, Hotels, Gambling, Donald Trump, Construction, City Planning, Abraham Kazan, Penn Central, Tax Abatements, Trump Tower

ISBN: 0684808498

[Book #19470]

Price: $125.00

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