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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Book Review Trumped



Book Review Trumped
By John R O’Donnell

One needs only to watch Trump on Apprentice to know that most, if not all, of the book is an accurate portrayal of Donald Trump. The book paints Donald as a selfish, egotistical, know-it-all who is more often wrong than he is right. Watching Donald on the few episodes of Apprentice that I watched tells me that this is pretty darn close to the truth.

The book gives the reader an inside look at the Atlantic City casino industry in the 1980s and early 1990s. It tells us about the inner-workings and lingo for such items as “Win” and “Pit”. The book is very informative as well as entertaining.

One could make the point, and Donald actually did, that the book was written by a disgruntled ex-employee with an ax to grind. I did not get that feeling while reading the book.

Although this book was printed long ago it is still an interesting read today.

Book Review Policy
My policy on book reviews is to give you my honest opinion of the book. From time to time publishers will give me a copy of their book for free for the purpose of me reading the book and writing a review. The publishers understand when they give me the book that I am under no obligation to write a positive review.

If you will look at all my reviews, you will see that there have been occasions when I have written a negative review after having been given a book.

I often provide links to books on Amazon.com where you can purchase books and help support the continued operation of this blog. However, I strongly encourage you to check out your local library. Many libraries now offer electronic borrowing for free.

I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 
I purchased this book through Friends of the Library. Contact your local library and find out what excellent deals they offer.


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