Commander in Cheat

Author: Rick Reilly

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 9780316528030

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 2231


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Reilly pokes more holes in Trump's claims than there are sand traps on all of his courses combined. It is by turns amusing and alarming." -- The New Yorker "Golf is the spine of this shocking, wildly humorous book, but humanity is its flesh and spirit." -- Chicago Sun-Times "Every one of Trump's most disgusting qualities surfaces in golf." -- The Ringer An outrageous indictment of Donald Trump's appalling behavior when it comes to golf -- on and off the green -- and what it reveals about his character. Donald Trump loves golf. He loves to play it, buy it, build it, and operate it. He owns 14 courses around the world and runs another five, all of which he insists are the best on the planet. He also claims he's a 3 handicap, almost never loses, and has won an astonishing 18 club championships. How much of all that is true? Almost none of it, acclaimed sportswriter Rick Reilly reveals in this unsparing look at Trump in the world of golf. Based on Reilly's own experiences with Trump as well as interviews with over 100 golf pros, amateurs, developers, and caddies, Commander in Cheat is a startling and at times hilarious indictment of Trump and his golf game. You'll learn how Trump cheats (sometimes with the help of his caddies and Secret Service agents), lies about his scores (the "Trump Bump"), tells whoppers about the rank of his courses and their worth (declaring that every one of them is worth $50 million), and tramples the etiquette of the game (driving on greens doesn't help). Trump doesn't brag so much, though, about the golf contractors he stiffs, the course neighbors he intimidates, or the way his golf decisions wind up infecting his political ones. For Trump, it's always about winning. To do it, he uses the tricks he picked up from the hustlers at the public course where he learned the game as a college kid, and then polished as one of the most bombastic businessmen of our time. As Reilly writes, "Golf is like bicycle shorts. It reveals a lot about a man." Commander in Cheat "paints a side-splitting portrait of a congenital cheater" (Esquire), revealing all kinds of unsightly truths Trump has been hiding.

Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump

Author: Rick Reilly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472266099

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1796


SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR. FROM THE JUDGES: 'Rick Reilly lets Donald's Trump relationship with his favourite sport speak for itself. Commander in Cheat is full of astonishing 'you could not make it up' detail delivered in full knowledge that nothing revealed would embarrass the President one jot. You will be howling with laughter and gasping in disbelief in equal measure so be careful when reading this fascinating book in public.' SHORTLISTED FOR THE GENERAL OUTSTANDING SPORTS WRITING AWARD AT THE 2020 TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS. THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. 'An eye-watering account of the president's abuse of the rules of golf' The Sunday Times 'Reilly pokes more holes in Trump's claims than there are sand traps on all his courses combined. It is by turns amusing and alarming' The New Yorker 'This book is dedicated to the truth. It's still a thing.' Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump is a fascinating on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes survey of Donald Trump's ethics deficit on and off the golf course.Renowned sports writer Rick Reilly transports readers onto the greens with President Trump, revealing the absurd ways in which he lies about his feats, and what they can tell us about the way he leads off the course in the most important job in the world. 'Golf is like bicycle shorts. It reveals a lot about a man.' Reilly has been with Trump on the fairways, the greens and in the rough, he has seen how the President plays - and it's not pretty. Based on his personal experiences, and interviews with dozens of golf pros, amateurs, developers, partners, opponents, and even caddies who have first-hand involvement with Trump out on the course, Reilly takes a deep and often hilarious look at how Trump shamelessly cheats at golf, lies about it, sues over it, bullies with it, and profits from it. 'Somebody should point out that the way Trump does golf is sort of the way he does a presidency, which is to operate as though the rules are for other people.' From Trump's ridiculous claim to have won eighteen club championships, to his devious cheating tricks, to his tainted reputation as a golf course tycoon, Commander in Cheat tells you everything you need to know about the man. 'You could write a book about what Trump's golf reveals about him. Here it is.'

Commander in Cheat

Author: Rick Reilly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031652784X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 1932


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Reilly pokes more holes in Trump's claims than there are sand traps on all of his courses combined. It is by turns amusing and alarming."-- The New Yorker "Golf is the spine of this shocking, wildly humorous book, but humanity is its flesh and spirit." -- Chicago Sun-Times "Every one of Trump's most disgusting qualities surfaces in golf." -- The Ringer An outrageous indictment of Donald Trump's appalling behavior when it comes to golf -- on and off the green -- and what it reveals about his character. Donald Trump loves golf. He loves to play it, buy it, build it, and operate it. He owns 14 courses around the world and runs another five, all of which he insists are the best on the planet. He also claims he's a 3 handicap, almost never loses, and has won an astonishing 18 club championships. How much of all that is true? Almost none of it, acclaimed sportswriter Rick Reilly reveals in this unsparing look at Trump in the world of golf. Based on Reilly's own experiences with Trump as well as interviews with over 100 golf pros, amateurs, developers, and caddies, Commander in Cheat is a startling and at times hilarious indictment of Trump and his golf game. You'll learn how Trump cheats (sometimes with the help of his caddies and Secret Service agents), lies about his scores (the "Trump Bump"), tells whoppers about the rank of his courses and their worth (declaring that every one of them is worth $50 million), and tramples the etiquette of the game (driving on greens doesn't help). Trump doesn't brag so much, though, about the golf contractors he stiffs, the course neighbors he intimidates, or the way his golf decisions wind up infecting his political ones. For Trump, it's always about winning. To do it, he uses the tricks he picked up from the hustlers at the public course where he learned the game as a college kid, and then polished as one of the most bombastic businessmen of our time. As Reilly writes, "Golf is like bicycle shorts. It reveals a lot about a man." Commander in Cheat "paints a side-splitting portrait of a congenital cheater" (Esquire), revealing all kinds of unsightly truths Trump has been hiding.

Commander-in-Tweet

Author: Klaus Kamps

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3658339659

Category: Political Science

Page: 109

View: 978


Donald Trump is one of the most controversial politicians of our time. On the one hand, this refers to his policies, but on the other hand, it also refers to his political style: Trump himself explicitly sees himself as a Twitter president. But what exactly is that supposed to be? What role does Twitter play in "official" communication, for example, in relation to classic media? Communications expert Klaus Kamps addresses these questions in this popular science essay.

Golf and Life

Author: Major General Anil Sengar

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 5423


“There are two ways to win a golf tournament. The golfing way or the Taliban way, i.e. either shoot the lowest score or shoot the rest of the field dead. The second is easier, but that is not a choice for you and me. In life, you always have the power to choose which ball to play, and that makes all the difference.”Both golf and life must be productive and fun. This book is all about ‘How does one do it?’.After four decades on the golf course and six of life, I could describe both as a combination of great, good, bad and ugly. I believe it would be no different for most. I realise, while that won’t change too much, they can be fun, no matter what. It's all up to you.When you miss a three-foot putt or misjudge a chip, you tell yourself, “Oh shit, I should have done that rather than this.” And, when you play the same shot well the second time, you say, “Any fool can do it the second time.”Alas, we get just one chance to live. A lot of people do not get it right and wish they had lived differently. This book shares in a lighter vein, things that would make your golf and life more fun and more purposeful. Golf is not a hole in one place and life is not a sprint; both are full of intangibles. Neither is the fairway a level playing surface nor is life. Yet, some excel more often than others. Of those, some seem to enjoy the grind and some do not. And, that is not about talent alone.This book derives life’s lessons from golf. It covers varied aspects covered in five Parts and 19 Holes. It also includes brief, life-changing aspects of self-development and leadership, subjects on which I have written five books that continue to transform lives. While Part IV is on leadership, Part V deals with Kay El’s resolution to make a difference in society for the better, Ekla Chalo re. Paradoxically, this book is both hilarious and serious at the same time. Like the greens, the business end is serious, but the walk through the fairways is fun and energising. It guarantees a chuckle and helps you become a smarter and a happier version of yourself. You have just one life, make sure it is fun, no matter what.

Donald Trump's New World Order

Author: T. Hamid Al-Bayati

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

ISBN: 1683931831

Category: Political Science

Page: 353

View: 2407


Donald Trump's New World Order addresses U.S. foreign policy initiatives during Mr. Trump’s Presidency, appeasing traditional enemies such as Russia and undermining allies such as NATO and the European Union. In the book, Ambassador T. Hamid Al-Bayati outlines, region by region, policy by policy, the administration’s misguided, and sometimes corrupt, initiatives and decisions, which could potentially lead to regional conflict and global war. Highlighted within the text are the administration’s relationships and interactions with Russia, China, North Korea, and the Middle East, as well as within the United States. The author’s critical review of Trump’s foreign policy includes the impact of trade wars, military escalation, and changing global relationships, Ambassador Al-Bayati paints a stark picture of the present standing of the U.S. and a dark future that looms on the horizon. Many experts agree that Trump’s foreign policy lacks coordination, consistency, and organization. Trump often contradicts himself and his supporting staff. Concerned Americans and U.S. allies struggle to find coherence in the Trump administration’s foreign policy. It zigs and zags, with senior administration officials saying one thing and President Trump contradicting them without warning the next day. It punishes U.S. allies and coddles U.S. adversaries; it privileges demagogy over democracy. Mr. Trump’s approach appears impulsive, improvisational and inchoate—devoid of clear purpose, values or even ideology. Ambassador Al-Bayati leaves nothing unexplored as he strives to organize and explain the current and future implications of Mr. Trump’s presidency and policy.

Psychoanalytic and Historical Perspectives on the Leadership of Donald Trump

Author: Michael Maccoby,Ken Fuchsman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000061116

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

View: 2566


What is Donald Trump’s personality? Is he mentally ill? What in American culture and history enabled him to become president? How does his personality shape his policies and leadership? In this fascinating and highly relevant new book, these questions are answered by a selection of expert contributors, including psychoanalysts, historians, and a sociologist. Narcissism is defined and applied to Donald Trump, his personal history and style of leadership, and the relationship between Trump and his base is explored as a symptom of his needs and the needs of his followers. U.S. culture and U.S. politics are put under the lens, as chapters draw on contemporary academic and journalistic analysis, continuing discussions around gaslighting, demagoguery, and fascism in terms of their validity in application to Trump. Psychoanalytic and Historical Perspectives on the Leadership of Donald Trump refutes many of the mental health experts who label Trump as suffering from a narcissistic personality disorder and makes the case that Trump’s personality combines a marketing and narcissistic orientation that determines his behavior and policies. The authors also assert that to understand Trump’s rise and his followers, it is valuable to combine psychoanalytic, historical, and sociological perspectives. This book will therefore be of great interest to academics in those fields and all those with an interest in contemporary American politics.

Bad Boss

Author: Michelle Gibbings

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730383970

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 9527


In a tough or toxic work environment, are you brave enough to challenge your own thinking and shift your own perspective to make relationships work? Bad Boss is for anyone who is in — or who is keen to avoid — a negative workplace environment characterised by ineffective leadership. Believe it or not, bad bosses are not bad people, and there are concrete steps you can take to improve your situation. Inside, author Michelle Gibbings shares wisdom drawn from decades in corporate leadership. It takes teamwork at every level to create an environment where everyone can flourish. If you dare to examine your own role in your current situation and take action today, you stand to gain better relationships and greater career satisfaction. Challenge the standard leadership practices and transform a tough situation to the benefit of all. Learn how to: determine where the problem really lies identify your role in the bad boss situation strategise your best option forward take action using concrete tools reflect and monitor progress for long-term gain. Bad Boss will take the edge off your stressful work environment and provide you with key actionable steps to turn things around.

Goofy Hustler

Author: Dr. Yash Paul Soni

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 166411534X

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

View: 7380


In the 1970's people laughed at me because I was rude, crude, crass, loud-mouthed bigot... Today I would be leading the field of GOP Presidential candicates. Be careful when you blindly follow the masses... Sometimes the 'M' is silent.

Political Landscapes of Donald Trump

Author: Barney Warf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429512422

Category: Science

Page: 342

View: 1842


This book delves into the life and work of President Donald Trump, who is arguably the most famous and controversial person in the world today. While his administration has received enormous attention, few have studied the spatial dimensions of his policies. Political Landscapes of Donald Trump explores the geographies of Trump from multiple conceptual standpoints. It contextualizes Donald and his rise to power within the geography of his victory in 2016. Several essays in the book are concerned with his white ethno-nationalist political platform and social bases of support. Others focus on Trump’s use of Twitter, his ties to professional wrestling, and his innumerable lies and deceits. Yet another set delves into the geopolitics of his foreign policies, notably in Cuba, Korea, the Middle East, and China. Finally, it covers how his administration has addressed – or failed to address – climate change and its treatment of undocumented immigrants. This book will be of interest to anyone interested in the Trump administration, as well as social scientists and the informed lay public.