SOCIAL SCIENCES

All the President’s Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator

Hachette. Oct. 2019. 384p. ISBN 9780316492669. $29. SOC SCI
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Relying heavily on firsthand interviews, court reports, and other documentation (including President Trump’s own public comments), veteran journalists Levine and El-Faizy provide a comprehensive, yet thoroughly disturbing look at the president’s history and pattern of sexual misconduct. Following a roughly chronological narrative, they track instances of his callous behavior toward women in general, as well as specific incidents of sexually predatory behavior—including more than 40 new incidences of groping, unwanted kissing, and other inappropriate actions uncovered during the research and writing of this book. The volume’s last third explores how the policies of the Trump presidency have affected women and how, despite numerous allegations of misconduct, he continues to receive the support of white evangelical women. The extensive appendix contains an organized accounting of all 67 incidents of harassment and assault of which Trump has been accused.
VERDICT While many of the most shocking incidents discussed here are public knowledge, the significant new material and the book’s usefulness as a single-volume source on the topic make this not only a critical current read but one likely to become even more important in the future.

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