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‘Excellent book… skilful and meticulous’ David Aaronovitch, The Times

Hailed as ‘authoritative’ and ‘essential’, Trump Revealed is the indispensable and updated biography of the 45th president of the United States.

Co-authored by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher, the investigation was guided by the team who inspired the Academy Award-winning film Spotlight, which stars Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams.

WHO IS DONALD J. TRUMP? To discover Trump in full, the Washington Post assembled a team of award-winning reporters and researchers to investigate every aspect of his life, from his privileged upbringing, his lawsuits, his infamous womanizing, his ever-changing party affiliation, and his astonishing, disruptive election as president in November 2016.

What emerges is a portrait of an indecisive man with a penchant for big bets – on property, branded businesses, and, ultimately, on himself.

Trump Revealed provides essential insight into this billionaire businessman, celebrity, and global brand who is now the president of the United States.

‘Useful, vigorously reported’ New York Times

About The Authors

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Marc Fisher is a senior editor at The Washington Post, where he has been the enterprise editor, local columnist, and Berlin bureau chief, among other positions over thirty years at the paper. He is the author of Something in the Air, a history of radio, and After the Wall, an account of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany. Fisher wrote several of the Washington Post articles that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016 and the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2014. Visit

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Michael Kranish is an investigative political reporter for The Washington Post. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Trump Revealed, John F. Kerry, The Real Romney, and the author of The World’s Fastest Man and Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War. He was the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists Award for Washington Correspondence in 2016. Visit

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (August 23, 2016)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471159725

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Raves and Reviews

‘There have been other books on Donald Trump this year but this one did best, by avoiding the pitfalls of being boring or partisan

– The Times Books of the Year

'Excellent book… skilful and meticulous… there is plenty to enjoy’

– David Aaronovitch, The Times

‘Deeply researched and exhaustive study… While the book’s approach is relentlessly balanced and fair-minded, the net result will leave the reader frightened and appalled… the implicit conclusion of this important book is that Trump views life as a game and he never expected the voters to take him so seriously … Perhaps Trump’s greatest fear is that in victory he would be exposed as the hollow man he is’

– Sunday Times

Painstakingly researched political biography American journalists do so well… well worth reading

– Herald

Trump Revealed is a top-notch, finely balanced example of open-minded factual reportage ... Their impassive, objective account is far more alarming than any finger-jabbing hectoring denunciation. All it does is present facts. It makes no judgements. It simply chronicles

– Tribune

Devastating indictment of Trump’

– The National

‘Likely the most complete and nuanced life of Trump thus far

– Boston Globe

‘Useful, vigorously reported

– New York Times

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