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This boastful, boyishly disarming, thoroughly engaging personal history offers an inside look at aspects of financing, development and construction in big-time New York real estate. "I don't do it for the money," maintains Trump, the son of a Queens realtor who, at age 27, bought and transfigured the colossal Hotel Commodore at Grand Central Terminal. Now 40, he has built, among other projects, and owns outright, Fifth Avenue's retail and residential Trump Tower (where he occupies a double-triplex suite); owns and operates Trump's Castle, a casino in Atlantic City; is arguably the most visible young man on Manhattan's celebrity circuit ("Governor Cuomo calls. . . . dinner at St. Patrick's Cathedral. . . . I call back Judith Krantz"); and is currently developing a controversial 100-acre West Side "Television City" project that is planned to include the world's tallest building. For those who would do likewise, Trump articulates his secrets for success: imagination, persistence, skill at "juggling provisional commitments" (e.g., for land or lease options, bank financing, zoning approval, tax abatement, etc.) and most crucial of all, a true trader's instinct. 135,000 printing; first serial to New York magazine and Vanity Fair; Fortune Book Club main selection; BOMC alternate. (December
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This is a fascinating book because it is incredible. At the age of 41, Trump, the son of a Queens, New York, developer of moderate-income apartment houses, presides over a vast real estate empire with assets in the billions. Trump's world is composed of an endless series of deals and ventures, most of them monumentally successful from his point of view. The book is less an autobiography than an hour-by-hour recapitulation of how Trump spends his time plus a few lessons for those who would do the same. Trump seems to be a clever entrepreneur and exhibitionist. There should be requests aplenty for this. A.J. Anderson, G.S.L.I.S., Simmons Coll., Boston
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
a genius who says what he means and means what he says. Suprisingly brisk read
This book was an amazing read. I am truly fascinated by how the Donald is able to be so successful and I hope to use some of his techniques in my business.Published on Aug. 26 2013 by Arthur Krahn
The Art of the Deal contains very little substance but offers a good dose of entertainment value. I was looking for a 'how to?' advice style book. Read morePublished on July 21 2011 by J Reader
In picking up this book, I wanted to know where this guy got his other-worldly confidence. To understand Donald Trump, is to believe, with every fiber of your being, that whatever... Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2011 by Michael A. Robson
I really liked this book. It was my introduction to Donald Trump and I think it highlighted his early career very well. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2011 by ibmasterblaster
A good read by the Donald. Insightful as he runs through his day to day business dealings and shows you what he's all about.Published on Jan. 29 2010 by K. Kolman
I expected to learn something about wheeling and dealing, instead I got a bunch of general anecdotes. Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2004
First off, let me just say that The Art of the Deal is an immensely entertaining read, especially for anyone from New York. Trump is obviously an engaging character. Read morePublished on July 11 2004