From Paul S. Damus, M.D.
A great read about an historic election
This work is a follow-up to Don Surber's first book on Trump and the election of 2016. In Trump the Press, Surber revealed the arrogance of the media and its experts on everything political as they self immolated during the nominating process. That a book is of great historical importance in its insight and unmatched documentation.
In this book he employs the same sharp pen and wit, again accompanied by the most meticulous documentation of the same characters in full failure mode, almost always described in their own words, while the author himself, a long time political reporter and editor, expertly chronicles how Trump achieved his victory over an opponent thought too big to fail. Surber was one of only a handful of political observers who thought Trump would be victorious, even before he was nominated.
Those readers only familiar with the usual political commentators in major media will be well rewarded by Surber's often unorthodox and always rewarding views on the politics of this race and especially on Trump himself, all expressed in frank and unbiased prose leavened with gentle humor. There is no conventional thinking here, but always unexpected, even sometimes profound.
Not just major players are on stage. In a wonderful passage, to me a highlight of the book, coal miners appear in their dark and dusty world, humbly asking for the common respect their eco enemies would deny them. The hidden springs of money flowing from corporate media and its establishment partners used to provide resistance to Trump are discussed and made evident as are many other twists and turns in the most amazing of elections. The book is fun to read and speeds along. I hope there are more to come.Thank you, Paul.
I enjoyed writing it, but I wish these blockheads in the media would learn already..
"Trump the Establishment," my look at the general election, is available in paperback at Create Space, or if you prefer or (via Instapundit) Amazon as a paperback.
Kindle will be available March 1.
This is the sequel to "Trump the Press," which covered the nomination. It is available on Kindle, or in paperback on Create Space.