“Seth is a first-rate reporter and wonderful story-teller, and the tale he tells here is mind-boggling.”
—Jane Mayer, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of Dark Money
“Seth Hettena skillfully weaves many threads—most fresh or previously hidden—into a rich tapestry tying together decades of Donald Trump’s deep involvement with Russia.”
—David Cay Johnston, author of the New York Times bestseller The Making of Donald Trump
Trump / Russia: The Definitive History
Available May 8, from Melville House
Uncovering the full, shocking history behind Donald Trump’s decades-long involvement with Russia
As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the relationship between members of Trump’s campaign and Russian operatives continues, there is growing evidence that Trump has spent decades cultivating corrupt ties to Russians and the post-Soviet state.
In Trump/Russia: A Definitive History, I chronicle the many years Trump has spent wooing Russian money and power. From the collapse of his casino empire—which left Trump desperate for cash—and his first contacts with Russian deal-makers and financiers, on up to the White House, I reveal the myriad of shady people, convoluted dealings, and strange events that suggest how indebted to Russia our forty-fifth president might be.