* Painstaking research, straightforward delivery, and succinct explanations make this a smart addition to nonfiction collections. — School Library Journal starred review

"[The book] brings Trump’s totalizing awfulness into especially sharp relief…There is prescient meaning in every anecdote Brockenbrough includes….A coherent portrait of a chaotic man [that] may restore some of the equilibrium that dissolved on Election Night."—The New Yorker

A "thorough, hard-hitting volume that seeks to explain Trump, from the time he was born. . . to his shocker of a presidential campaign" —New York Times Book Review on Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump

"A thorough, timely guide to a wretched hive of scum and villainy." —Kirkus Reviews on Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump

"This measured resource will provide readers—and citizens—with the tools they need to stay informed despite murky waters." —Booklist on Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump

"an engrossing, readable narrative of Trump’s rise . . . Chapters on the growth—or if not verifiable financial growth, at least sprawl—of this business empire are probably worth the price of admission for teens of all political stripes who are drawn to bios of tech, social media, and e-commerce moguls." —The Bulletin on Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump.


unpresidented: a biography of donald trump

A riveting, meticulously researched, and provocative biography of Donald J. Trump from the author of Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary.

Born into a family of privilege and wealth, he was sent to military school at the age of 13. After an unremarkable academic career, he joined the family business in real estate and built his fortune. His personal brand: sex, money and power. From no-holds-barred reality TV star to unlikely candidate, Donald J. Trump rose to the highest political office: President of the United States of America. 

Learn fascinating details about his personal history, including:

-Why Trump’s grandfather left Germany and immigrated to America
-Why Woodie Guthrie wrote a song criticizing Trump’s father
-How Trump’s romance with Ivana began―and ended
-When Trump first declared his interest in running for President

Discover the incredible true story of America’s 45th President: his questionable political and personal conduct, and his unprecedented rise to power.

Richly informed by original research and illustrated throughout with photographs and documents, Unpresidented is a gripping and important read.