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Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History (Signed Book)

by Katy Tur

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Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History (Signed Book)
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Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History (Signed Book) by Katy Tur

“Compelling… this book couldn’t be more timely.” – Jill Abramson, New York Times Book Review

FROM THE RECIPIENT OF THE  2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism

Called "disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice" by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on—and took flak from—the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history.

Katy Tur lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, following Trump around the country, powered by packets of peanut butter and kept clean with dry shampoo. She visited forty states with the candidate, made more than 3,800 live television reports, and tried to endure a gazillion loops of Elton John’s "Tiny Dancer"—a Trump rally playlist staple.

From day 1 to day 500, Tur documented Trump’s inconsistencies, fact-checked his falsities, and called him out on his lies. In return, Trump repeatedly singled Tur out. He tried to charm her, intimidate her, and shame her. At one point, he got a crowd so riled up against Tur, Secret Service agents had to walk her to her car.

None of it worked. Facts are stubborn. So was Tur. She was part of the first women-led politics team in the history of network news. The Boys on the Bus became the Girls on the Plane. But the circus remained. Through all the long nights, wild scoops, naked chauvinism, dodgy staffers, and fevered debates, no one had a better view than Tur.

Unbelievable is her darkly comic, fascinatingly bizarre, and often scary story of how America sent a former reality show host to the White House. It’s also the story of what it was like for Tur to be there as it happened, inside a no-rules world where reporters were spat on, demeaned, and discredited. Tur was a foreign correspondent who came home to her most foreign story of all. Unbelievable is a must-read for anyone who still wakes up and wonders, Is this real life?

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ISBN-13:
9780062849458
9780062849458
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/10/2017
Edition description:
Signed Edition
Pages:
304
304
Sales rank:
361
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
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About the Author

About the Author

Katy Tur is a correspondent for NBC News and an anchor for MSNBC. Tur is the recipient of a 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. She lives in New York City.

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Editorial Reviews

…Tur's short and breezy campaign memoir is the story of how she soldiered on. It is also the familiar tale of how a relatively inexperienced woman is looked down on and underestimated, both by the candidate she covered and by her network superiors. By the end of Unbelievable it's clear how wrong they all were in thinking they could run over "Little Katy" (Trump's snide name for Tur)…Like a plucky Jean Arthur character in a '30s screwball comedy, Tur evolved into a seasoned campaign reporter and never let Trump get under her skin. Meanwhile, in between the personal blasts—and in a pattern typical of his love/hate relationship with the press—Trump granted her interviews. He hated what reporters wrote about him but he could not exist without their attention. Tur does a good job explaining the dynamics of this weird, symbiotic relationship. The more personal story Tur tells in Unbelievable is also compelling.

The New York Times Book Review - Jill Abramson
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What a fantastic read! I loved Katy Tur's first-hand account of c ...
What a fantastic read! I loved Katy Tur's first-hand account of covering the Trump campaign from start to finish. The book was very well written and gave good insight into the life and times of a television reporter which are not all fun and games. I was glad the author did confirm that the "supporters" at the rallies were paid actors with their shirts, hats, signs and able to chant all at the right times. I think it was very irresponsible of Trump to constantly bash the news media thus putting the reporters in danger from his vigilante supporters. I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it.
- Rhonda-Runner1
November 24, 2017
Excellent Coverage of Election 2016
This was an incredible story written in an incredibly interesting way. I couldn't put this book down.
- Anonymous
October 12, 2017
Interesting Read
Interesting read. Truly an insiders look
- Anonymous
October 5, 2017
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