Bibliography Books Name January

This bibliography of Donald Trump is a list of written and published works, by and about Donald Trump, 45thPresident of the United States. Prior to his 2016 campaign for U.S. president, Trump was already the focus of many books describing his life as a businessman and politician.[1] Works written by Trump himself include self-help books, personal finance books, political policy treatises, and autobiographies.[1][2]

His first published book in 1987 was Trump: The Art of the Deal, written by ghostwriterTony Schwartz.[1][3][4] Trump made a practice of hiring ghostwriters and co-authors to write his books.[5][6][7] In some cases the ghostwriters are credited on the cover, while in other instances including Time to Get Tough (2011) and Crippled America (2015) — Trump makes mention of the writer's contributions in the acknowledgements sections.[6]

The Washington Post journalist Carlos Lozada observed a continuous theme throughout Trump's written works is a focus on the author himself, such as citing examples from his business in real estate investing and work on television.[2] Parties and individuals discussed in books by Trump are reduced to a zero-sum game, with Lozada writing "Trump’s world is binary, divided into class acts and total losers."[2] Trump often makes use of hyperbole to illustrate his points in his works.[2] In other books, Trump repeats the same stories of what he views as key successes from his business career, for example a tale about a 1980s business deal improving the Wollman Rink in Central Park, New York.[2] Trump's published writings shifted post-2000, from generally memoirs about himself, to books giving advice about finance.[2]

The amount of coverage in published written works about Trump over time is due to his fame which preceded his 2016 presidential campaign.[1] Biographer Michael D'Antonio observed in Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success (2015) that Trump, "has been a topic of conversation in America for almost 40 years. No one in the world of business – not Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Warren Buffett – has been as famous as Trump for as long."[1] Almost one year after his inauguration as president, The Guardian noted that more than 4,500 English-language books about Trump had been published since he took office, compared to just over 800 works about predecessor Barack Obama during his first year in office.[8] Due to the sheer volume of books about Trump, the titles listed here are limited to non-fiction books about Trump or his presidency, published by notable authors and scholars. Tertiary sources (including textbooks and juvenile literature), satire, and self-published books are excluded.

By Trump[edit]

TitleYear first publishedPublisherISBN / IDGhostwriter(s)Notes
Trump: The Art of the Deal1987Random HouseISBN 978-0345479174Schwartz, TonyTony Schwartz[3][4]Schwartz discussed his ghostwriting, in a 2016 article in The New Yorker.[9]
Trump: Surviving at the Top1990Random HouseISBN 978-0394575971Leerhsen, CharlesCharles Leerhsen[10]Subsequently, as:
The Art of Survival (1991), ISBN 978-0446362092
Trump: The Art of the Comeback1997Times BooksISBN 978-0812929645Bohner, KateKate Bohner[11]
The America We Deserve2000Renaissance BooksISBN 1580631312Shiflett, DaveDave Shiflett[12]Published during decision-making process for the Donald Trump presidential campaign, 2000.[13]
How to Get Rich2004Random HouseISBN 978-0345481030McIver, MeredithMeredith McIver[14][15]
The Way to the Top: The Best Business Advice I Ever Received2004Crown BusinessISBN 978-1400050161
Think Like a Billionaire: Everything You Need to Know About Success, Real Estate, and Life2004Random HouseISBN 978-0345481405McIver, MeredithMeredith McIver[15]
The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received2005CrownISBN 978-0307209993
Why We Want You to Be Rich2006Rich PressISBN 978-1933914022McIver, MeredithMeredith McIver[15]Robert Kiyosaki as coauthor. Debuted at number one on The New York Times best seller list[16]
How to Build a Fortune: Your Plan for Success From the World's Most Famous Businessman2006Trump UniversityASIN B000JFQ2RQAudiobook[17]
The Best Real Estate Advice I Ever Received: 100 Top Experts Share Their Strategies2006Thomas NelsonISBN 978-1401602550
Trump 101: The Way to Success2006WileyISBN 978-0470047101McIver, MeredithMeredith McIver[15]The Washington Post, Politico, and CNN called the work a "Trump University book".[18][19][20]
Think Big and Kick Ass2007HarperCollinsISBN 978-0061547836Zanker, BillBill Zanker[21]Trump and Zanker had prior business dealings through Zanker's company The Learning Annex.[22][23]
Never Give Up: How I Turned My Biggest Challenges into Success2008WileyISBN 978-0470190845McIver, MeredithMeredith McIver[15]
Think Like a Champion: An Informal Education in Business and Life2009Vanguard PressISBN 978-0762438563McIver, MeredithMeredith McIver[15]
Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again2011Regnery PublishingISBN 978-1596987739Hall, WyntonWynton Hall[24][25]
Schweizer, PeterPeter Schweizer[24][25]
McIver, MeredithMeredith McIver[26]
On the Issues noted changes in political views compared with prior book The America We Deserve.[27]
Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich – And Why Most Don't2011Plata PublishingISBN 978-1612680958Second collaboration with co-author Robert Kiyosaki after Why We Want You to Be Rich[28]
Trump Tower2011Vanguard PressISBN 978-1593156435Robinson, JeffreyJeffrey RobinsonIt was billed as Trump's "debut novel", and later released with Jeffrey Robinson credited as the sole author.[29][30][31][32]
Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again2015Threshold EditionsISBN 978-1501137969Uncredited ghostwriter[33][34]Subsequently, as:
Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America (2016)[35]

About Trump[edit]

AuthorTitlePublisherYear first publishedISBN / IDNotes
Barrett, WayneWayne BarrettTrump: The Deals and the DownfallHarperCollins1992ISBN 978-0060167042
Blair, GwendaGwenda BlairDonald Trump: The CandidateSimon & Schuster2007ISBN 978-1416546542[36]
Brands, HalHal BrandsAmerican Grand Strategy in the Age of TrumpBrookings Institution Press2018ISBN 978-0815732785
Brody, DavidDavid BrodyThe Faith of Donald J. TrumpBroadside Books2018ISBN 978-0062749598[37]
Bronson, RichardRichard BronsonWar at the Shore !The War at the Shore: Donald Trump, Steve Wynn, and the Epic Battle to Save Atlantic CityThe Overlook Press2012ISBN 978-1468300468
Coulter, AnnAnn CoulterIn Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!Sentinel2016ISBN 978-0735214460The e-book was a New York Times bestseller in September 2016.[38]
D'Antonio, MichaelMichael D'AntonioNever Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of SuccessThomas Dunne Books2015ISBN 978-1250042385Subsequently, as:
The Truth About Trump. St. Martin's Press, 2016. ISBN 978-1250105288.[39]
Ewen, DavidDavid EwenChasing Paradise: Donald Trump and the Battle for the World's Greatest Golf CourseBlack & White Publishing2010ISBN 978-1845023119
Frum, DavidDavid FrumTrumpocracy: The Corruption of the American RepublicHarper2018ISBN 978-0062796738
Gingrich, NewtNewt GingrichUnderstanding TrumpCenter Street2017ISBN 978-1478923084The book topped The New York Times'Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Sellers list on July 2.[40]
Green, JoshuaJoshua GreenDevil's BargainPenguin Press2017ISBN 978-0735225022
Harding, LukeLuke HardingCollusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump WinVintage2018ISBN 978-0525562511
Horowitz, DavidDavid HorowitzBig Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save AmericaHumanix Books2017ISBN 978-1630060879
Hurt III, HarryHarry Hurt IIILost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. TrumpW. W. Norton & Company1993ISBN 978-0393030297
Johnston, David CayDavid Cay JohnstonMaking of Donald Trump !The Making of Donald TrumpMelville House Publishing2016ISBN 978-1612196329The author researched Trump for 30 years prior to writing the biography.[41]
Johnston, David CayDavid Cay JohnstonIt's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to AmericaSimon & Schuster2018ISBN 978-1501174162
Katz, JacksonJackson KatzMan Enough?: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Politics of Presidential MasculinityInterlink Publishing2016ISBN 978-1566560832
Kranish, MichaelMichael Kranish and Fisher, MarcMarc FisherTrump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and PowerScribner2016ISBN 978-1501155772Trump urged his Twitter followers not to buy the biography.[42][43][44]
Kurtz, HowardHoward KurtzMedia Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War Over the TruthRegnery Publishing2018ISBN 978-1621577263
Lee, BandyBandy LeeDangerous Case of Donald Trump !The Dangerous Case of Donald TrumpThomas Dunne Books2017ISBN 978-1250179456
Lewandowski, CoreyCorey Lewandowski and David BossieLet Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the PresidencyCenter Street2017ISBN 978-1-5460-8330-6
Lichtman, AllanAllan LichtmanCase for Impeachment !The Case for ImpeachmentDey Street Books2017ISBN 978-0062696823
Lord, JeffreyJeffrey LordWhat America Needs: The Case for TrumpRegnery Publishing2016ISBN 978-1621575238
Mansfield, StephenStephen MansfieldChoosing Donald Trump: God, Anger, Hope, and Why Christian Conservatives Supported HimBaker Books2017ISBN 978-0801007330
Nance, MalcolmMalcolm NancePlot to Hack America !The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 ElectionSkyhorse Publishing2016ISBN 978-1510723320The Wall Street Journal Best Seller in nonfiction ebooks[45]
O'Brien, Timothy L.Timothy L. O'BrienTrumpNation: The Art of Being the DonaldWarner Books2005ISBN 978-0446578547Trump sued the author for libel and the case was dismissed, Trump then appealed, and the dismissal was affirmed.[46][47][48]
O'Donnell, JohnJohn O'Donnell and Rutherford, JamesJames RutherfordTrumped!: The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump – His Cunning Rise and Spectacular FallSimon & Schuster1991ISBN 978-0671737351Trump called the author O'Donnell "a fucking loser".[49]
Olbermann, KeithKeith OlbermannTrump is F*cking Crazy (This is Not a Joke)Blue Rider Press2017ISBN 978-0525533863
Nelson, MichaelMichael NelsonTrump's First YearUniversity of Virginia Press2018ISBN 978-0813941448
Rall, TedTed RallTrump: A Graphic BiographySeven Stories Press2016ISBN 978-1609807580[39]
Ross, George H.George H. RossTrump-Style Negotiation: Powerful Strategies and Tactics for Mastering Every DealJohn Wiley & Sons2008ISBN 978-0470225295
Savage, MichaelMichael SavageTrump's War: His Battle for AmericaCenter Street2017ISBN 978-1478976677
Schafly, PhyllisPhyllis Schafly; posthumously, with Martin, EdEd Martin and Decker, Brett M.Brett M. DeckerConservative Case for Trump !The Conservative Case for TrumpRegnery Publishing2016ISBN 978-1621576280
Seely, HartHart SeelyBard of the Deal: The Poetry of Donald TrumpHarperCollins2015ISBN 978-0062465160
Shapiro, MarcMarc ShapiroTrump This!: The Life and Times of Donald Trump, An Unauthorized BiographyRiverdale Avenue Books2016ISBN 978-1626012646
Slater, RobertRobert SlaterNo Such Thing as Over-exposure: Inside the Life and Celebrity of Donald TrumpPrentice Hall2005ISBN 978-0131497344
Stone, RogerRoger StoneMaking of the President 2016 !The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a RevolutionSkyhorse Publishing2017ISBN 978-1510726925
Taibbi, MattMatt TaibbiInsane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 CircusSpiegel & Grau2017ISBN 978-0399592461Book was both on The New York Times Best Seller list and the Los Angeles Times Best Seller list[50][51]
Time editorsDonald Trump: The Rise of a Rule BreakerTime2016ISBN 978-1683304166
Trump, IvanaIvana TrumpRaising TrumpGallery Publishing Group2017ISBN 978-1501177286
Tuccille, JeromeJerome TuccilleTrump: The Saga of America's Most Powerful Real Estate BaronPenguin Group1985ISBN 978-1556110696
Tur, KatyKaty TurUnbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American HistoryDey Street Books2017ISBN 978-0062684929
Whiticker, AlanAlan WhitickerTrumped: the Wonderful World and Wisdom of Donald TrumpNew Holland Publishers2016ISBN 978-1742578965
Williamson, Kevin D.Kevin D. WilliamsonCase Against Trump !The Case Against TrumpEncounter Books2015ISBN 978-1594038778
Wolff, MichaelMichael WolffFire and Fury: Inside the Trump White HouseHenry Holt and Company2018ISBN 978-1250158062

See also[edit]


  1. ^ abcdeStewart, James B. (September 10, 2015), "Sunday Book Review: 'Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success,' by Michael D'Antonio", The New York Times, retrieved June 18, 2017,  
  2. ^ abcdefLozada, Carlos (July 30, 2015), "I just binge-read eight books by Donald Trump. Here's what I learned", The Washington Post, retrieved June 18, 2017,  
  3. ^ abMayer, Jane (July 25, 2016), "Donald Trump's Ghostwriter Tells All", The New Yorker, retrieved June 19, 2017 
  4. ^ abDrezner, Daniel W. (August 8, 2016), "Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have very different relationships with the truth", The Washington Post, retrieved June 19, 2017 
  5. ^Kranish, Michael, "A fierce will to win pushed Donald Trump to the top", The Washington Post, retrieved June 19, 2017,  
  6. ^ abSmith, Giles (March 11, 2017), "What do Trump's books tell us about his mind?", New Statesman,  
  7. ^Berg, Rebecca (January 6, 2017), "Trump to Stress Unity in Inaugural Speech, Aide Says", RealClearPolitics, retrieved June 19, 2017,  
  8. ^Madigan, Andrew (17 January 2018). "After the Fire and Fury: what's next for books about Trump?". The Guardian. 
  9. ^Mayer, Jane (July 25, 2016). "Donald Trump's Ghostwriter Tells All". The New Yorker. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  10. ^Rothchild, John (September 2, 1990), "The Taj Mahal of Debt: Trump Surviving at the Top by Donald J. Trump with Charles Leerhsen", Los Angeles Times, retrieved June 19, 2017,  
  11. ^Bushnell, Candace (November 3, 1997), "A Leggy Stunner of Page Six Becomes Trump's Sexy Ghost", New York Observer, retrieved June 19, 2017,  
  12. ^Moore, Jack (January 1, 2016), "Donald Trump's Former Ghostwriter Won't Be Voting For Donald Trump", GQ, retrieved June 19, 2017,  
  13. ^Selby, Gardner (2016-04-12). "Donald Trump fully flip-flops, lately opposes ban on assault weapons". Politifact Texas. Politifact. 
  14. ^Rudin, Dave (July 21, 2016), "The Meredith McIver mystery: Don't listen to the rumours, the Trump speechwriter is a real person", National Post, Montreal Gazette, retrieved June 19, 2017,  
  15. ^ abcdefPallotta, Frank (July 20, 2016), "Meredith McIver, who took responsibility for plagiarized speech, is prolific Trump collaborator", CNN, retrieved June 19, 2017 
  16. ^"Paperback Best Sellers: October 29, 2006", The New York Times, October 29, 2006, retrieved June 14, 2017 
  17. ^OCLC 67616909
  18. ^Hohmann, James (October 21, 2016), "The Daily 202: Barack Obama is coming to a TV near you", The Washington Post, retrieved June 21, 2017 
  19. ^Sherman, Jake; Palmer, Anna; Lippman, Daniel (October 21, 2016), "New Politico/MC Poll: Nearly 70 percent of voters think loser should accept results", Politico, retrieved June 21, 2017 
  20. ^Kaczynski, Andrew (October 20, 2016), "Trump's advice in 2007 book: 'Accept blame' for 'painful defeats'", CNN, retrieved June 21, 2017,  
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  23. ^Kaczynski, Andrew; Massie, Christopher; McDermott, Nathan (June 19, 2016), "Trump Promised Millions To Charity, But Gave Little To His Own Foundation", BuzzFeed News, retrieved June 13, 2017


A bibliography is a listing of the books, magazines, and Internet sources that you use in designing, carrying out, and understanding your science fair project. But, you develop a bibliography only after first preparing a background research plan — a road map of the research questions you need to answer. Before you compose your bibliography, you will need to develop your background research plan.

With your background research plan in hand, you will find sources of information that will help you with your science fair project. As you find this information it will be important for you to write down where the sources are from. You can use the Bibliography Worksheet to help you, just print out a few copies and take them with you to the library. As you find a source, write in all of the necessary information. This way, when you are typing your bibliography you won't need to go back to the library and find any missing information. The more information you write down about your source, the easier it will be for you to find if you want to read it again.

When you are writing your report, you will use the sources in your bibliography to remind you of different facts and background information you used for your science fair project. Each time you use some information from a source, you will need to cite the source that it came from. To cite a source, simply put the author's name and the date of the publication in parentheses (Author, date) in your text. If the person reading your report wants to find the information and read more about it, they can look up the reference in your bibliography for more detail about the source. That is why each source you use must be listed in a detailed bibliography with enough information for someone to go and find it by themselves.

Your bibliography should include a minimum of three written sources of information about your topic from books, encyclopedias, and periodicals. You may have additional information from the Web if appropriate.

Examples of Bibliography Formats

There are standards for documenting sources of information in research papers. Even though different journals may use a slightly different format for the bibliography, they all contain the same basic information. The most basic information that each reference should have is the author's name, the title, the date, and the source.

Different types of sources have different formatting in the bibliography. In American schools, the two most commonly used guidelines for this formatting are published by the MLA (Modern Language Association) and the APA (American Psychological Association).

The MLA guidelines call for the bibliography to be called Works Cited. Science Buddies has summarized some of the most common MLA formats for your use: MLA Format Examples.

The APA guidelines call for the bibliography to be called the Reference List. Science Buddies has summarized some of the most common APA formats for your use: APA Format Examples.

Your teacher will probably tell you which set of guidelines to use.

On the Science Buddies website we use the following guidelines:

  • APA format for online sources
  • MLA format for all other sources
  • APA (author, date, page) format for citations in our articles

Getting Started

Download and print the Science Buddies Bibliography Worksheet. Keep several copies with you and fill in the information as you do your research. When you are finished, type the information from the worksheet into a formatted bibliography using the examples listed above.

Sample Bibliographies

Sample Bibliography: MLA Works Cited Format
Sample Bibliography: APA Reference List Format

Bibliography Checklist

What Makes a Good Bibliography?For a Good Bibliography, You Should Answer "Yes" to Every Question
Have you included at least 3 sources of written information on your subject? (If you include Web pages, they should be in addition to the written sources.)Yes / No
Have you included complete information to identify each of your sources (author's name, the title, the date, and where it was published)?Yes / No
Have you used the proper format for each of your sources? Most teachers prefer the MLA or APA formats. Yes / No
Is your Bibliography in alphabetical order, by author's last name?Yes / No
Do you have sources of information to answer all of your research questions?Yes / No

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