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Trump: The Art of the Deal Mass Market Paperback – Dec 28 2004

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (Dec 28 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345479173
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345479174
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.7 x 17.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 63 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

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.

From Library Journal

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.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Other reviews have summed up the book nicely. So, short and to the point, I thought the book was a nice glimpse into the life of a successful businessman. Who doesn't want to be successful? Seeing his everyday life and how he handles people, obstacles, and situations allows the reader to form their own ideas on how to acheive success. I'm not talking just about financial or business success.
Some of the stories, I thought, were a little long winded, but I'd rather have long winded good stories rather than short stories making me long for more detail. Trump's got a neat story that many will find interesting.
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By A Customer on April 1 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This novel begins with the reader getting inside of Donald Trump's mind and daily routine that has made him such a successful mogul in the real estate business. The reader feels as if Donald is talking to them while giving pointers on how to close deals. The chapters are divided amoungst the most important deals that made Trump the billionaire that he is today.
What I loved about this book is that Donald Trump shows various techniques in which to make deals and how to approach potential buyers and sellers. Much on how Mr. Trump goes about learning and knowing "The Art of the Deal" is through the many personal experiences that he has gone through the past 3 decades.
Donald is shown to be a down to earth guy but can be very demanding when it comes to getting what he wants. Another great accolade about the novel is the fact that it shows people on how things work in the real world. This novel focuses on bettering bad habit of doing business to a great way of accomplishing what one wants in a deal. I would recommend this novel to anyone who looks to invest in real estate as well as learning the ropes of what it takes to finalize the deal.
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Format: Hardcover
In this first of Trump's manuscripts, he offers us a glimpse into his hot empire and even hotter personal life. This is Trump at his best: straightforward, witty, and afraid to tell nothing!
Where else can you read every detail, from Trump's hand selection of the atrium marble, to his limos' every move, on the building of one of the most glamorous buildings ever built. Trump keeps dialogue pithy and entertaining. I recommend a big cup of tasty beverage when you sit down for this one, because you'll be captivated by the Donald's best work in print.
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By A Customer on March 22 2004
Format: Hardcover
The book is an ego builder for Donald,and not very humble however he did pull off some amazing deals. He started with daddy's money, but managed to hold onto and even increase his wealth. He is a quick study and very ambitious. Smart too. He has had many successful deals, but you'll never hear much about the failures. It seems the book exploits his ability to always be one step ahead of those he is trying to outwit. A good entertaining read, but not much information as to the advertised 12 steps on the art of any deal. When you're worth 500 million, not counting the real estate holdings, I guess you can write whatever you desire. He's a tough player and all business, but THIS book is just an exercise in self adoration.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I cannot tell you how thoroughly I enjoyed this book. The casual story form details several different ways to make successful deals. It stresses the importance of knowing how to approach the situation and tells of the value of walking away should the timing advise to do so. To me it is like sitting down over coffee and asking Mr. Trump to tell me of his favorite deals i.e. negotiations. It is marvelous. I loved it. I loved every word on every page and every deal he was kind enough to share with me through this book.
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Format: Hardcover
It's facinating to see how he became "The Donald." It gives the reader a good idea, and in fact makes it sound simple. Granted, the business he's in is somewhat complicated, I was surprised to see that he took it and made it explainable to the rest of us "commoners."
There is a bit of showboating, this is afterall a book by and about Donald Trump. Still though, it is an inspirational read in that he shows almost anything is possible in this country (The U.S.), if you work for it.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The "art" of the deal has two meanings: 1) the technique of how to make a deal but 2) more importantly, deal-making as an art-form as creative and engrossing as writing a poem. In other words, this book reveals Donald Trump to be far more complex, subtle, insightful, and interesting than usually supposed. Written long before he could have known he would run for president, The Art Of The Deal provides a window into the mind and motivations of a true artist for whom the United States may soon be the canvas.
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By A Customer on Aug. 11 2000
Format: Hardcover
The book genuinely describes Donald's way to the top. The guy who is the target to so much criticism and jokes these days does deserve at least some respect. I especially like his take on the city officials, their incompetence and outright corruption. The struggle of private enterprise and authorities had never been described better. Extremely valuable advice on the ways to deal with all injustice and unfairness of human interaction in business.
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