Ruthless by Marie Brenner audiobook

Ruthless: How Donald Trump and Roy Cohn's Dark Symbiosis Changed America

By Marie Brenner
Read by Marie Brenner

Simon & Schuster Audio

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781508278283

  • ISBN: 9781508278276

Runtime: 0.77 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

One of the most prolific and influential investigative journalists of her generation, Marie Brenner has brought countless fascinating people—politicians, activists, journalists, and private citizens—to life through her writing. Now, for the first time, her profile of the nefarious relationship between Donald Trump and Roy Cohn is available as an audio download read by the author.

New York attorney Roy Cohn—infamous since the 1950s from his stint as Senator Joseph McCarthy’s chief counsel—and Donald Trump first met in 1973 when Trump was still trying to make a name for himself as a real estate developer while fighting discrimination charges against his family’s business. After their chance meeting at a Manhattan disco, Cohn went to work defending Trump, starting a business and personal association that endured in various forms until Cohn’s death in 1986.

Brenner first started reporting on the Trump/Cohn dynamic back in 1980, and she brings to her assessment an incomparable legacy of covering both subjects. As Brenner writes, Cohn “was always there to help with the shady tax abatements, the zoning variances, the sweetheart deals, and the threats to those who might stand in [Trump’s] way,” serving to launch and sustain Trump’s early real estate career.

More than legal representation, however, Cohn offered Trump a way of seeing the world—and the opportunities for seeking advantage within it—that still inform Trump’s approach to politics and governing. As Brenner reports, then president-elect Trump told mutual associate Roger Stone another major character in Ruthless—on the day after his unexpected electoral victory, “Wouldn’t Roy love to see this moment? Boy do we miss him.”

Spanning over 50 years of US history, peopled both with characters long dead and current newsmakers still in today’s headlines, Ruthless is an eye-opening must-listen for anyone who wants to understand how the nation got to where we are today.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An absorbing account…Rich and masterful.” Kirkus Reviews on Apples & Oranges

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Author

Author Bio: Marie Brenner

Author Bio: Marie Brenner

Marie Brenner is an author and writer-at-large for Vanity Fair. She has published five books, including Great Dames: What I Learned from Older Women and the bestselling House of Dreams, The Bingham Family of Louisville. She joined the staff of Vanity Fair in 1985; she has also been a contributing editor for New York magazine and the New Yorker, and has contributed articles to the New York Times Magazine and Vogue. She is the winner of six Front Page awards for her journalism and the Frank Luther Mott Kappa Tau Alpha Award for research. Her 2003 investigation of the rise of anti-Semitism in France (“France’s Scarlet Letter”) made international news. Her expose of the tobacco industry, “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” was the basis for the 1999 movie The Insider, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Her article “Erotomania” became the Lifetime movie Obsessed. She lives in New York City.

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Details

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 0.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English