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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

66th Amazon review of "Trump the Press"

Readers have been so good to me. I really appreciate that they take the time to review "Trump the Press" at Amazon.

The latest is from Mark36:
Very interesting book. This story covers the press during the Republican Primary. It does not delve into the Democratic Primary, nor the campaigns of Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, etc. This is a "Miracle at Midway" type tale. Against overwhelming odds, Donald Trump beat back attacks by the DNC, the liberal media, the Republican leadership, and the conservative press.
This book confirmed my thoughts that almost everything Donald Trump did in his campaign was NOT random, NOT haphazard, but well planned and expertly executed. Not to say that he did not make mistakes, but everything worked to his advantage.
Only flaw: Don Surber could have put together a more comprehensive book, but made a decision to trade a bit of coherence to be early to the market.
The most interesting aspect for me was the chapters on the brokered convention. I find it incomprehensible that the Republican Leadership and the conservative press could ever believe that les Deplorables would ever vote for Ted Cruz or Mitt Romney after Cleveland.
I hope that the Republicans never forget that it was disenfranchised Democrats that broke the Blue Wall.
Thank you. I agree that substituting Trump after he won it would have backfired.

The book is a stand alone because it covers the destruction of the Republican Party.

SPOILER ALERT: In the sequel he destroys the Democrats and the media.

I don't care who you are as a writer, these reviews are very humbling and very rewarding.

Thank you, readers.


Please read "Trump the Press," in which I skewer media experts who wrongly predicted Trump would lose the Republican nomination. "Trump the Press" is available as a paperback, and on Kindle.

It covers the nomination process only. The general election will be covered in a sequel.

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  1. The knock on comprehensiveness is unfounded. The title of the book after all is Trump the Press, and I don't think it was a matter of getting it to the market, either. To me the whole point of it was to help Republicans understand what they had just gone through and how this understanding would help them prepare for the gauntlet that was to come, which it did. The whole theme of the book was Trump literally rewriting the rules, and doing so in a short time without co-opting any major institutions. I doubt he ever read Antonio Gramsci or Saul Alinski, but he has an innate instinct for what he does and he has had decades in the limelight to hone his naturally sharp skills. I'm not sure anyone could repeat what we just saw. There is no way to study your way to that level. Surber saw this and wrote a book as unique as its subject. That's why my review said what it did.

  2. Sure, it could have been more comprehensive if it had included the election results, but it would be twice the length and twice the price, and ... late to market.

  3. Thank you for the alert that Amazon has put "Trump The Press" on sale - and the note that you still receive full commission! That was what I have been hoping for. Very picky about which books I buy new. Whatever else Amazon has done, it pried open the books market for Indy authors with POD and inclusion in a wide search database.