The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story

The Man Who Sold America Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story Read by the author Is Donald Trump running the longest con in U S history What will be left of America when he leaves office Candidate Trump sold Americans a vision that was seemingly at odds w

  • Title: The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story
  • Author: Joy-Ann Reid
  • ISBN: The Man Who Sold America
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  • Read by the author Is Donald Trump running the longest con in U.S history What will be left of America when he leaves office Candidate Trump sold Americans a vision that was seemingly at odds with their country s founding principles Now in office, he s put up a for sale sign on the prestige of the presidency, on America s global stature, and on our national identity Read by the author Is Donald Trump running the longest con in U.S history What will be left of America when he leaves office Candidate Trump sold Americans a vision that was seemingly at odds with their country s founding principles Now in office, he s put up a for sale sign on the prestige of the presidency, on America s global stature, and on our national identity At what cost have these deals come The Man Who Sold America delivers an urgent accounting of our national crisis from one of our foremost political commentators.Three years ago, Donald Trump pitched millions of voters on the idea that their country was broken, and that the rest of the world was playing us for suckers All we needed to fix this was Donald Trump, who rebranded prejudice as patriotism, presented diversity as our weakness, and promised that money really could make the world go round.Trump made the sale to enough Americans in three key swing states to win the Electoral College As president, Trump s raft of self dealing, scandal, and corruption has overwhelmed the national conversation And with prosecutors bearing down on Trump and his family business, the web of criminality is circling closer to the Oval Office All this while Trump seemingly makes his administration a pawn for the ultimate villain an autocratic former KGB officer in Russia who found in the untutored and eager forty fifth president the perfect apprentice How did we get here What is the hidden impact of Trump, beyond the headlines Joy Ann Reid s essential book examines why he succeeded, and whether America can undo the damage he has done Through interviews with American and international thought leaders and in depth analysis, Reid situates the Trump era within the context of modern history, examining the profound social changes that led us to this point.A deeply pertinent analysis, The Man Who Sold America reveals the causes and consequences of the Trump presidency and contends with the future that awaits us Get A Copy StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Audiobook, Unabridged Digital Download Published June 25th 2019 by HarperAudio More Details Original Title The Man Who Sold America ISBN 0062880144 ISBN13 9780062880147 Edition Language English Other Editions 8 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Man Who Sold America, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Books About, By or Involving Donald Trump 376 books 55 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.13 Rating details 221 ratings 52 reviews All LanguagesEnglish 52 More filters Sort order Jul 18, 2019 Esil rated it really liked it Shelves audiobook I really like Joy Ann Reid on MSNBC She s smart, interesting and fearless in her analysis of contemporary American politics I can t say that I learned much I didn t know from The Man Who Sold America, but I really appreciated Reid s perspective and how she pulled the last few years together The audio version has the added bonus of her great voice flag 30 likesLike see review View all 7 comments May 12, 2019 Bettie marked it as wish list review of another edition JoyAnnReid is thrilled to share for the first time the cover of her new book THE MAN WHO SOLD AMERICA debuts on June 25th, and is available for pre order wherever you pre order books right now reiders AMJoy flag 9 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jul 04, 2019 Marci rated it it was amazing Forget what you know about America You have to go into this book understanding that nothing about what you ve heard, read and experienced in America is what it seems In 2016, we saw what the power hungry Republicans wanted to produce for a long time a wanna be autocrat, narcissist that never really wanted to be president in the first place, but is being used as a useful idiot for the Right s wants Trump merely tapped into a nerve that this country no longer belonged to white men That seemed Forget what you know about America You have to go into this book understanding that nothing about what you ve heard, read and experienced in America is what it seems In 2016, we saw what the power hungry Republicans wanted to produce for a long time a wanna be autocrat, narcissist that never really wanted to be president in the first place, but is being used as a useful idiot for the Right s wants Trump merely tapped into a nerve that this country no longer belonged to white men That seemed to resonate and sow seeds of the beginning of what is now known as the Trump era Now faced with the consequences of the voters lull coming out of 8 years of Yes, We Can, Joy Reid explains why Trump happened in the first place and how we all should have seen it coming a long time ago It s a well written, well researched wake up call to the American people about who we want to be as a country who we actually are I read this book as a blaring neon warning sign of what s to come if we do not try and restore what our Constitution wanted for us in the first place It definitely isn t Donald J Trump flag 7 likesLike see review Jul 16, 2019 Misfit rated it liked it review of another edition This did have some really fun and juicy parts, but at the same time I didn t learn much that s new The latter part got clogged up with endless fact and figures about topics that didn t seem to contribute to the narrative Perhaps it was over my feeble brain skills, it I did skim a lot of that flag 7 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jul 07, 2019 Theresa rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves strongly recommend Joy Reid does what few other Trump critics have done she provides a coherent and cogent argument about Trump s racism and how it, than anything, has motivated his base Joy has her own show on MSNBC although her show should air on prime time and she is brilliant She writes of Trump s election and first two years in office, citing the many horrendous things he has done, but she also links his electoral college win to a long history of using racism to scare white voters into voting agains Joy Reid does what few other Trump critics have done she provides a coherent and cogent argument about Trump s racism and how it, than anything, has motivated his base Joy has her own show on MSNBC although her show should air on prime time and she is brilliant She writes of Trump s election and first two years in office, citing the many horrendous things he has done, but she also links his electoral college win to a long history of using racism to scare white voters into voting against their own interests If you read no other book on Trump, read this one flag 5 likesLike see review Aug 09, 2019 Donna Hines rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves borrowed library books, library holds How did we get here or in the words and title of Hillary s new book What Happened This is the question we all want to know and to the best of anyone s knowledge how did a chameleon enter the highest office in the land What I can tell you is I happily divorced a malignant narcissist and I now council others so it s not far fetched to learn that many who voted hoped for change They were living paycheck to paycheck, they wanted new ideas, they prayed for new legislature and a reduction in taxe How did we get here or in the words and title of Hillary s new book What Happened This is the question we all want to know and to the best of anyone s knowledge how did a chameleon enter the highest office in the land What I can tell you is I happily divorced a malignant narcissist and I now council others so it s not far fetched to learn that many who voted hoped for change They were living paycheck to paycheck, they wanted new ideas, they prayed for new legislature and a reduction in taxes They needed jobs and commerce They were concerned about crumbling infrastructure and climate change.What they didn t bargain on was they were being sold a ponzi scheme with the top 1% getting richer while the bottom half were fed scraps.The MAGA was a cute catch phrase but in the end accomplished very little In fact I just finished Charles Hurt new work entitled, Still Winning and sadly I ask Are we still winning By the way enter skeptics here.I know the end result and it s not pretty.What I enjoyed here is it was backed up with research on America s history and not just opinion based as so many political books are today.The favorite section noted, White people will probably be the minority in 2050 according to Census Republican party is desperate to hold on to as much power as they can get.After all this is the name of the game Power and control.So I hope you read this and not rate it based on your emotions but on the author s skill in writing and presenting facts to the readers flag 4 likesLike see review Aug 03, 2019 Susan Miller rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves government, political commentary, american presidents, politics An enjoyable read covering many of the topics that are so offten seen in the national newspapers and television news programs The book covers a variety of topics from how Trump was elected, the changing republican party, Trump as a showman and businessman, and how the media and the efforts of those in the executive branch of the government work to subvert truth in support of the President and a minority of the country Many of the topics have full length books just on one of these topics This An enjoyable read covering many of the topics that are so offten seen in the national newspapers and television news programs The book covers a variety of topics from how Trump was elected, the changing republican party, Trump as a showman and businessman, and how the media and the efforts of those in the executive branch of the government work to subvert truth in support of the President and a minority of the country Many of the topics have full length books just on one of these topics This book attempts to cover many of them in a short but well researched manner The book ends with a view toward the future and a reflection on is the country still buying what Trump is selling flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 18, 2019 Regan rated it liked it This is not a Trump bashing thesis, but rather a solid history of how we got where we are today Reid takes readers back to our early days and in a thoroughly researched book details different actions, laws and incidents that led us to now It s pretty dry reading she is not telling the story of Trump but rather how his presidency happened and a look forward of how we can fix what he s done flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 15, 2019 Hanje Richards rated it really liked it Shelves nonfiction, audio Good job Joy I loved her narration of her own best selling book flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 26, 2019 Ietrio rated it did not like it Shelves junk So America is for sale And somebody bought it Reid won t say who s the buyer But anyway, reason is not Reid s strong point Actually, it is just another simple mind having trouble coping with too much emotion flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 14, 2019 Catherine rated it really liked it Shelves books read in 2019 Joy Ann Reid s The Man Who Sold America examines the debacle of the Trump presidency from both a historical and sociological perspective Seizing on the growing frustrations of a collapsing middle class, the Trump Show, as Reid refers to it, has exploited the divisions of racism, tribalism, hate, and violence to undermine the very fabric of American democracy Meticulously researched and written in Joy s inimitable, droll style, her book takes on MLK s fierce urgency of now, exposing the Tru Joy Ann Reid s The Man Who Sold America examines the debacle of the Trump presidency from both a historical and sociological perspective Seizing on the growing frustrations of a collapsing middle class, the Trump Show, as Reid refers to it, has exploited the divisions of racism, tribalism, hate, and violence to undermine the very fabric of American democracy Meticulously researched and written in Joy s inimitable, droll style, her book takes on MLK s fierce urgency of now, exposing the Trump bully pulpit in all it s racist ignominy as, in Faiz Shakir s words, the quiet part out loud But as Karine Jean Pierre, MoveOn spokeswoman and MSNBC contributor, has noted, Donald Trump in the White House has caused us to stand up and say no, leading to unprecedented political engagement by a new wave of activists aspiring to political office According to Reid, In 2020, America will decide what story it wants to tell about itself, when the country chooses between keeping the Trump Show going or fundamentally changing the script 4.5 stars flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 20, 2019 Carol Palmer rated it liked it I love Joy Ann Reid I enjoy AM Joy and am happy when she subs for Rachel Maddox Alas, this book was just a 271 page rant against Trump It was filled with stuff I already knew except I did learn some facts about post apartheid South Africa I read fiction for entertainment and non fiction to learn Sorry, Joy, this book did not teach me much flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 18, 2019 Ken Poyner rated it really liked it I enjoyed the book, but it did in places wander far afield from Trump It had a lengthy sidebar into how racism works in South Africa In theory, the author was perhaps parallelling that to how Trump uses racism, but it seemed less worried about comparisons that in retelling the history I actually learned a lot, but not entirely about Trump So, while I am glad I read it, I note that it is perhaps 75% Trump, and 25% other topics flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 18, 2019 Maggie rated it it was amazing Shelves non fiction, journalism, us history, america is crazy, popular culture, politics, trumpism This book is a valuable compendium of the national Trump experience so far It may not break news with startling revelations, but it is a concise, intelligent, potent presentation of how the US has careened into very dangerous territory, about what is at stake, and what we risk.The end notes are good It could have used an index, but it still gets all the stars flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 15, 2019 Sarah Ewald rated it it was amazing review of another edition I am an avid MSNBC viewer and I am always enlightened when I watch Joy Ann Reid s show as with many other programs on the network I guess I was hoping to learn something new when I read her book, but many of the things she wrote about I was already aware of That said, she packed this book with so much information some that were difficult to read, i.e statistics , that if you don t know about the Trump campaign and administration and its many manipulations, this book is a great source of re I am an avid MSNBC viewer and I am always enlightened when I watch Joy Ann Reid s show as with many other programs on the network I guess I was hoping to learn something new when I read her book, but many of the things she wrote about I was already aware of That said, she packed this book with so much information some that were difficult to read, i.e statistics , that if you don t know about the Trump campaign and administration and its many manipulations, this book is a great source of reliable information Good job, Joy note I read the hardcover book, and not audiobook flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 10, 2019 Tamar rated it did not like it Are 0 stars available Talk about just a opinion Pure fiction flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 14, 2019 Hella Comat rated it liked it Not much new here, but another look at some of the craziness, scandal, corruption, and lies by the current US president I haven t watched Joy Ann Reid on TV, but she certainly researched the book well with a huge list of citations which makes me wonder how supporters can say and believe that it s all opinion Perspective and political loyalty is a strong force if it can overcome a multitude of facts flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 15, 2019 Mlg rated it liked it Shelves non fiction I love Joy Reid and enjoy her show on MSNBC That being said, I didn t find this book offered much that was new If you keep abreast of politics you probably know most of what is in this book There are a few new pieces of information like Barr wanting to be on the Supreme Court, but not much flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 11, 2019 Claremary Sweeney rated it it was amazing Joy Reid has done an excellent job in explaining the plight of the people who have chosen to steadfastly follow Donald Trump She summarizes and documents many of the key events leading us to the divided country we find ourselves in at this moment in time The sources used in the book are credible and the facts are daunting I found the chapter on South Africa and its journey from out of apartheid an excellent commentary on how we might solve the apartheid problem the US was in up until the 70 s Joy Reid has done an excellent job in explaining the plight of the people who have chosen to steadfastly follow Donald Trump She summarizes and documents many of the key events leading us to the divided country we find ourselves in at this moment in time The sources used in the book are credible and the facts are daunting I found the chapter on South Africa and its journey from out of apartheid an excellent commentary on how we might solve the apartheid problem the US was in up until the 70 s and the residual racist issues this country has been left with Conclusion We need a leader like Mandella who will bring us together, not tear us apart flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 08, 2019 Larry rated it it was amazing review of another edition It was like settling in with Joy for an in depth version of AM Joy just for me I loved this The thoughts and connecting of the dots from Joy and many of her frequent guests makes for a great read It will make you furious about that Orange racist idiot in the White House and the complicit GOP who bow down to their Dear Leader But you will definitely learn and see things you may have missed along these harrowing last few years flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 11, 2019 Eritrea Roberts rated it it was amazing Fantastic read Joy never disappoints flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 10, 2019 Ailith Twinning rated it did not like it Shelves 2019 flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 07, 2019 Dwight Miller rated it it was amazing A tough read but makes the point flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 31, 2019 Jo Beth rated it it was amazing review of another edition I ve been listening to AM Joy for ages, so I am familiar with her take on these topics, but they are well written and quotable in this book flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 19, 2019 Mary Sisney rated it really liked it review of another edition Joy s book is very informative and interesting I knew that Obama had won two elections without winning the majority of the white votes and have been whipping my white Facebook friends and other white liberals whom I ve met on social media with that information for years now But I didn t know how badly he lost the white vote in 2012 until I read the data that Joy provided I also found the discussion of the media s role in creating and promoting Trump and in politics before Trump intriguing My Joy s book is very informative and interesting I knew that Obama had won two elections without winning the majority of the white votes and have been whipping my white Facebook friends and other white liberals whom I ve met on social media with that information for years now But I didn t know how badly he lost the white vote in 2012 until I read the data that Joy provided I also found the discussion of the media s role in creating and promoting Trump and in politics before Trump intriguing My one problem with the book besides the fact that she s a member of the media who has occasionally been biased in her coverage is there are at least two chronology mistakes Martin Luther King was born in 1929, so this year was the 90th, not the 100th, anniversary of his birth, and although I m not sure what was happening with the stock market in 2007, I know that the economy crashed in the fall of 2008 because that s when I relaxed I knew Obama would win when the recession came The editor should have fact checked those easily identifiable errors flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 25, 2019 Delbra Gibbs rated it it was amazing Excellent flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 24, 2019 Katherine rated it really liked it Very interesting and informative read A lot already aware of, a lot not, especially some of the US ugly historyand the ongoing racism to this day Maybe we aren t really all that wonderful a country after all And no, I m not leaving, just saying we are a flawed country flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 21, 2019 Mike rated it it was ok Nothing new here, just a rehash of old news up to late spring, 2019 No conclusions or opinions of any import flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 17, 2019 Ginny rated it it was ok I love Joy Reid Unfortunately this book is a rehash of politics over the last few years I would have enjoyed hearing about Joy s life, but perhaps this is in another book The brief section about her was interesting Father lived in S Africa where Joy and her husband visited, mentioned in the book flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 17, 2019 Susan Brochin rated it it was amazing This book is easily readable, filled with interesting facts, and a great historical review of this presidency I appreciate all of the work and research that Joy Reid did in the process of creating this book Excellent flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Genres Politics 19 users Nonfiction 15 users History 4 users See top shelves About Joy Ann Reid Joy Ann Reid 67 followers Joy Ann Reid is a national correspondent for MSNBC, and was previously the host of The Reid Report, a daily program that offered Reid s distinctive analysis and insight on the day s news Before that, Reid was the Managing Editor of theGrio, a daily online news and opinion platform devoted to delivering stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African American audiences Reid joined Joy Ann Reid is a national correspondent for MSNBC, and was previously the host of The Reid Report, a daily program that offered Reid s distinctive analysis and insight on the day s news Before that, Reid was the Managing Editor of theGrio, a daily online news and opinion platform devoted to delivering stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African American audiences Reid joined theGrio with experience as a freelance columnist for the Miami Herald and as editor of the political blog The Reid Report She is a former talk radio producer and host for Radio One, and previously served as an online news editor for the NBC affiliate WTVJ in Miramar, FL.During the 2004 presidential campaign, Reid served as the Florida deputy communications director for the 527 America Coming Together initiative, and was a press aide in the final stretch of President Barack Obama s Florida campaign in 2008 Reid s columns and articles have appeared in the Miami Herald, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, South Florida Times and Salon She is currently producing a documentary, The Fight Years, which takes a look at the sport of boxing during the 1950s and 1960s in Miami.Reid graduated from Harvard University in 1991 with a concentration in film, and is a 2003 Knight Center for Specialized Journalism fellow She currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband and family Books by Joy Ann Reid More Trivia About The Man Who Sold No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 81, 100, 32, 4, 4 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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