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Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics
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Chris Christie
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Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics

Chris Christie


Hachette Books

Biography: historical, political & military;
Politics & government;
Constitution: government & the state;
Central government;
Regional government


432 pages

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The famously candid two-term governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie was the first major official to endorse Trump for president. Christie quickly became one of Trump's most trusted advisors, tapped with running Trump's transition team and nearly being named vice president. Within days of Trump's surprise victory, however, the president-elect booted Christie from the transition team, citing the Bridgegate scandal.

In Let Me Finish, Christie sets the record straight about his tenure as a corruption-fighting prosecutor and a Republican running a Democratic state, as well as what really went down inside Trump Tower. Christie will take readers into the ego-driven power struggles among the top advisors competing for Trump's mercurial attention, figures like Steve Bannon, Corey Lewandowksi, Reince Priebus, Kellyanne Conway, Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law who never forgot that Christie was the prosecutor who put his wealthy father behind bars.

Packed with news-making revelations and told with an entertaining bluntness that few politicians can match, Christie's memoir will be an essential lesson in Trump-era realpolitik.

By:   Chris Christie
Imprint:   Hachette Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 40mm
Weight:   620g
ISBN:   9780316421799
ISBN 10:   0316421790
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Chris Christie is an American politician, former United States Attorney, and political commentator who served as the 55th Governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018. During his tenure, he chaired the Republican Governors Association and President Trump's Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission. Christie became an ABC News contributor in 2018 after leaving office.

Lively, swaggering. --Publishers Weekly A must-read. Really, it's the best of its kind, at least the equal of any political memoir I've read.... Let Me Finish is a terrific work ... candidly honest .... Funny. --Hugh Hewitt, The Hugh Hewitt Show [Let Me Finish] tells quite a story. --Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC Plenty of juicy Jersey details. --North Jersey News That rarest of books penned by a politician: one worth reading. --The Star-Ledger Juicy, inside-the-campaign tales. --The Daily Beast If you've been missing the force of Chris Christie's personality since he returned to private life last year, you can now get your fix at full blast from his autobiography, Let Me Finish...a big, loud book. --NPR Book Review A fascinating book. --Trevor Noah, The Daily Show Not to miss. --Entertainment Weekly Go get [Let Me Finish], you will not regret it. If you like this show, you'll like the stories he tells. --Brian Kilmeade, FOX News' The Brian Kilmeade show Candid. --ABC This Week Stunning...intriguing.... Christie's history with the campaign means that when he talks about Trump and those around him--as he does in... Let Me Finish--we should all listen... --CNN The Point with Chris Cillizza [A] fantastic book. --Stephen Colbert, The Late Show The former New Jersey governor delivers plenty of jabs at political enemies.... But beneath all the record-correcting and score-settling... he offers a defense of the hyper-confrontational style that first made him famous, and later helped make Trump president. --McKay Coppins, The Atlantic Part autobiography and part firsthand accounting of a presidency, the book...paints Mr. Trump as a phenom who was obviously effective as a candidate--but who has relied on the wrong people and has been ill-served by many advisers, including some members of his family.... Mr. Christie [has] lifted the curtain on some of the most explosive moments of the --Maggie Haberman, The New York Times Explosive.... Exceptional as a chronicle of the score-settling and animosity that drove key decision-making in Trump's nascent presidency. --The Guardian

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