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The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story

The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story

Written by Joy-Ann Reid

Narrated by Joy-Ann Reid


The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story

Written by Joy-Ann Reid

Narrated by Joy-Ann Reid

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3/5 (45 ratings)
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9 hours
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Released:
Jun 25, 2019
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9780062880147
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Description

The media star and host of MSNBC's Am Joy—called "a heroine of the Resistance" by the New York Times—offers concrete advice and insight for dealing with the outrages of the Trump administration and offers a progressive roadmap to preserve and protect America's future as a beacon of democracy.

In this smart, forward-thinking "survival guide," Joy-Ann Reid offers an inspiring vision to help liberals, never-Trumpers, and all concerned citizens endure the presidency of Donald J. Trump and a plan for what follows after he exits the White House.

In The Man Who Sold America, Reid analyzes the chaos of the Trump White House and lays out the dangers it poses for our national security, the rule of law, and our standing worldwide. While the GOP has wholeheartedly embraced him as its leader, Trump is actually helping to destroy the Republican party, Reid makes clear. While Trump promised his adoring base that he would "Make America Great Again," he has failed—despite his boasting—to enact many of the signature policy goals he campaigned on, from fully repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act to building a "big, beautiful" border wall and making Mexico pay for it.

As troubling as Trump's occupation of the Oval Office is, his election has sparked a wave of enthusiastic citizen participation unseen in decades and has ushered in a new golden age of journalism. Accused of being "the enemy of the American people" and "fake news," today's reporters are rising to the challenges of covering the Trump White House, including the bombardment of lies, prevarications, and "alternative facts." Most important, Reid shows us how to stay strong until the 2020 presidential election. We cannot let anger lead to paralysis, Reid wisely advises. Instead we must pour our efforts into activist causes and building a strong and vibrant Democratic Party that can both defeat Trump and prevent the next candidate in his likeness from rising.

The Man Who Sold America is not a polemic; it is an uplifting, action-oriented blueprint essential for these turbulent times that focuses on the decent and the good, reminding us of the principles and ideals that are the foundation of our democracy, and the opportunities we have to make America a better country for all of us.

Publisher:
Released:
Jun 25, 2019
ISBN:
9780062880147
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About the author

Joy-Ann Reid is a political analyst for MSNBC and the host of The ReidOut. She is the author of Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide and co-editor (with E. J. Dionne Jr.) of We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama. A graduate of Harvard University, she is the former managing editor of TheGrio.com, and her columns and articles have appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, the Guardian, the Miami Herald, and Salon.com. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Maryland.


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  • (5/5)
    I found it so educational and can now see what politics is and isn’t. Thanks
  • (5/5)
    Excellent recap of current low point in American social and political affairs, using research and anecdotes to bring into focus the historical and cultural roads that got us here. Also, there is great use of comic book mythology. Every current affairs book about politics needs to reference classic Captain America and Batman in 1980s Gotham.
  • (4/5)
    Well-written, fast-paced description of the Age of Trump and its origins. Would have preferred more extensive notes, a bibliography and an index, but it's not written by an academic so I'm thankful that it does have some notes.
  • (5/5)
    i love this book! it offers interesting insight on the whiny big baby in the white house
  • (1/5)
    The writer should’ve spent a little time doing research before writing.
  • (5/5)
    The Man Who Sold America:Trump and the Unraveling of The Americsn Storyby Joy-Ann Reid2019Image4.5/5.0A troubling, but necessary look at our country and democracy being run by a con who refuses to accept the reality of his intentional and deliberate assassination of our country's government. A man who has still is not brave enough or conscientious enough to admit his obvious racism, sexual obsessions and deviance and entitlement, his nativist and racist dictatorship, or the hateful xenophobia conditioning and division he flames and encourages every day. By attempting to normalize his prejudice and his alarming misconceptions of what corruption is, he has lead many onto a path that will never leave because he makes their hate and prejudice acceptable and normal.We need more people not afraid of a bully who threaten and encourage division, nationalism and entitlement.p.58. Trump convinced voters that a self -declared billionaire real estate tycoon was on their side. They didnt necessarily believe he could revive their towns, bythe would punish the people- the Mexicans and Chinese- that they blame for its decline.p.80. What's different about Republicans under Trump, said Tom Nichols, is that they are s party of negative aims rather than positive goals.p.185. He has certainly reminded us of our vulnerabilities- of the ways in which our unresolved racial tribalism and mutual suspicion can be easily roused and used against us...Racial resentment, xenophobia, and nativism fueled Trumps candidacy and allowed Russia through the doorway.p.230. The Republican party intended to ensure Trump remain in power, by whatever means necessary, so that his immunity from the reach of the federal law would continue.And my favorite....and why impeachment is necessary....p.255. That sense that everything about our society is unfair, and someone has to be blamed or made to pay is a breeding ground where fascism, nativism and racism can fester.This book is exactly how I feel about the deep seated corruption that is folding our government. When a person is driven by ego or saying it's on both sides is not only missing the point, they are leaving the future of a government to a man who wants to steal our freedom and civil liberties. Make Life Great Again. Vote for a person with enough leadership, heart and soul, intelligence and clear thinking to see through the con and the corruption and restore some vital, important values to our youth, and country. The children growing up today will be living in the world we leave them. It's important they are also given the chance, and choices, we had. Democracy is too important . People are too important. Diversity is too important. Make Life Great Again.
  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    This book answers the ever-present question, " How did we ever end up with Trump?." Moreover, Ms. Reid informs America about the Trump Corruption Machine and the sycophants surrounding him.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (2/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Some interesting bits, but the author is so pc that even the decimation of the native population by illnesses they didn't have immunity against, almost sounds like it was a willed development, and not an unfortunate event. The info about Barr regarding the Müller report was interesting, apart from that, I didn't learn much.

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  • (1/5)
    Worse book I’ve ever read. This outlines exactly how the democrats are actually destroying America now and how they lied to the people for years to steal an election and make promises they are not going to keep. Grass isn’t greener because Trump is actually out of office now.
  • (1/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    it can be a good book if you switch Trump's name with DemocRATS

    1 person found this helpful

  • (1/5)
    Wow. I felt like I was reading an opinion of a person searching personal gain. This book is false in so many ways. Being honest here I can find the same information and have heard the same on youtube. Seriously. Had to put it down. I'm sorry but I don't recommend.
  • (1/5)
    It’s disappointing that it is not offered in my country!!
  • (3/5)

    2 people found this helpful

    I love watching AM Joy. I felt like this book had a lot of useful information, however, the narration was, in a word, BORING. I barely made it through to the end. I remember none of it. It felt like I was in high school listening to a student forced to read aloud. I honestly prefer it when the author narrates their own book, but in this case...no. I'm honestly shocked she was so bland. I don't know, I love Joy, but I will have to read it myself to get anything from it.

    2 people found this helpful

  • (1/5)

    2 people found this helpful

    Politically motivated drivel. America is under attack from dishonest people like this author.

    2 people found this helpful

  • (1/5)
    An awful book that is full of factual errors and misleading statements and quotes
  • (1/5)
    I would give this 0 ⭐'s if I could. This book is filled with propaganda and out of context lies. Just ask yourself who has caused the division over the last 3 years? Who has called for unity and has done more for all Americans than any other President? Just do a quick google search and see who has been responsible and are being indicted for Voter fraud? Yes, it's the Democrats. Any American citizen can take 20 minutes to do their own research to find the truth. Most Americans are waking up to the lies and corruption of the MSM and the Democrat party. And No I'm not a Russian Bot so stop pushing that propaganda!