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Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:02 PM

I get it that books on Trump will sell, buuuttt!

We already knew all this crap! Just like Bolton, Mary Trump and those before them and after them is all the same! Tell us something new, like Trump and Putin, Trump and the Saudis! Yes we hear small details, but where is the golden buzzer information? We know Trump is pander and loves authority, but where is the reason why? If I hear of these, I might buy the book! Until then not spending $20 to an ungodly price for a book that Trump has a part in it!

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:06 PM

1. This book also talks about how the enablers got that way.

Useful to know.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:08 PM

2. That's the problem with attacking Trump, it just doesn't have any effect anymore

Just look at how fast the russian bounty story fizzled.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:08 PM

3. I kinda have to agree.

 

I did buy 'A very stable genius', and it's sort of like if you've read one, you've read them all.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:08 PM

4. Seth Abramson writes exactly those books-- Trump Putin Saudis

They're so well-sourced and complexly researched, they hurt my head.

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:11 PM

5. I read the books because they validate reality as I understand it, at a time

when people are screaming that things that are true are fake.

Also, some of us really care about the "Why"? For us, it's not enough just to know Trump is crazy and corrupt. We need to know everything we can possibly know to help us have a sense of control over a reality that is difficult to comprehend.

And the different books cover all different aspects.

Trump and His Generals covered Trump's relationship with the Pentagon
Fear and Stable Genius and Fire and Fury covered some things.
The Apprentice covered very specific aspects of the RussiaGate.
House of Trump, House of Putin goes way back and traces Trump's involvement with Russian gangsters.
Then there are the memoirs, and they are what they are.
Dangerous Case of Donald Trump and Dangerous Charisma have psychiatrists examining Trump's mind.

Sometimes, I think people don't like the books because they don't read the books. Maybe they don't like the idea of there being so many books about one person they can't stand.

I get that. There are hundreds of books on Stalin. I'm not interested in Stalin, so I'm not interested in books about him.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:11 PM

6. Yup

I've stopped buying books that tell me what I already know about Trump.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:12 PM

7. I thought Mary Trump's book was different and useful.

We all knew Trump is a horrible person, but she explains why, and more importantly, she warns about how he is likely to continue to behave in a way that other authors have not done. Bolton's book, on the other hand, just confirmed what we already suspected: that Trump is completely incompetent as the representative of the US in foreign relations, and is a terrible negotiator who's been owned by every despot on Earth. But the book itself, at least the excerpts I've read (won't buy it), is mainly a turgid, poorly-written explanation of how Bolton himself is smarter than everybody else and not just Trump. As such it's useless.
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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:12 PM

8. mary knows how to make a few bucks. learned it from her dad and grandpa nt

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:23 PM

9. Good sign that those books are selling. Awareness of problem is growing

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:24 PM

10. Discourage sales so magats can call it a flop? Yeah, no.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:35 PM

11. Not everyone reads stuff online or everything online about a subject.

And even if they do they may want to hear it from a source they consider more knowledgeable or reputable.

And personally I wait until the book is in paperback or buy it used unless it's something I am crazy interested in.


You can always google "best books about trump and russians". You will get a slew of books about that. Some which are considered excellent like 'Russian Roulette' and 'Crime in Progress' among others.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:36 PM

12. One of the things that was kind of illuminating in Mary Trump's book

was her discovery, when she was hired to ghost-write a book for him (which never went anywhere because after several months of unsuccessful attempts to interview him she was taken off the project, to her great relief), that he didn't actually do anything. The actual work of the Trump real estate business was done by its employees, while Trump just schmoozed and socialized. This shines a light on Trump's behavior as president: He doesn't do anything that presidents normally do. He golfs, holds rallies, watches tv, and tweets. He doesn't do any actual work and he never has, ever in his life. We suspected this, of course, but now we know it's the way he has always operated.
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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 04:31 PM

13. Haven't read it and likely won't, but enjoy seeing the sales numbers, as I suspect Trump hates them

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