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  • Donald Trump v. The United States

  • Inside the Struggle to Stop a President
  • Written by: Michael S. Schmidt
  • Narrated by: Michael S. Schmidt
  • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Donald Trump v. The United States

Written by: Michael S. Schmidt
Narrated by: Michael S. Schmidt
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With unparalleled reporting, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter chronicles the clash between a president and the officials of his own government who tried to stop him.

“A meticulously reported volume that clearly benefits from the author’s extraordinary access . . . [a] startling dissection of the Trump presidency.”—The New York Times

Donald Trump v. The United States tells the dramatic, high-stakes story of those who felt compelled to confront and try to contain the most powerful man in the world as he shredded norms and sought to expand his power. Michael S. Schmidt takes listeners inside the defining events of the presidency, chronicles them up close, and records the clash between an increasingly emboldened president and those around him, who find themselves trying to thwart the president they had pledged to serve, unsure whether he is acting in the interest of the country, his ego, his family business, or Russia. Through their eyes and ears, we observe an epic struggle.

Drawing on secret FBI and White House documents and confidential sources inside federal law enforcement and the West Wing, Donald Trump v. The United States is vital journalism from a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter that records the shocking reality of a presidency like no other. It is a riveting contemporary history and a lasting account of just how fragile and vulnerable the institutions of American democracy really are.

©2020 Michael Schmidt (P)2020 Random House Audio

What the critics say

“[Michael S.] Schmidt chronicles how the professionals around the president tried to bring order to the White House and to keep Trump within the bounds of the law.... A powerful accounting of ... lawlessness and chaos.” (The Washington Post)

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Masterpiece

Most illustrative recounting if events yet. I look forward to the follow-up next year, hopefully with a better ending

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Great content. Needs great narrator.

Michael Schmidt is a gifted journalist. I love his contributions on cable news. But for me, his reading performance for a whole book was a tough go. It was his great content and integrity that kept me hanging in to the end.

I recommend re-releasing the book with Jeff Daniels (or Mark Ruffalo) as the narrator. I'd buy it again!!

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Trying to expose a madman!

While the narrators voice is mildly annoying, the story was informative. I highly recommend! I thought I was unable to be shocked by those that fed at the trough of that snollygoster; alas, I was mistaken.

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In depth reporting well told, kudos to Schmidt

This is just a small glimpse of a FEW of the atrocities of Donald J. Trump.

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Riveting!

Since the Meuller report came out there had been missing pieces of the Trump saga. This book explains the details and ties it all together. Great book !

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Very Good

This should be read b every voter to et a perspective o what was and is going on

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