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A clever satire that adapts the events of the first two years of the Trump administration into a Shakespearean tragedy, loosely modeled on Macbeth, by the best-selling author of the William Shakespeare s Star Wars and Pop Shakespeare series, and a former Obama staffer who publishes historical mash-ups under a well-regarded pseudonym. No one thought MacTrump Lord of MacTrump Towers, Son of New York would ascend to the highest position in the kingdom. But with the help of his unhappy but dutiful wife, Lady MacTrump; his clever daughter, Desdevanka; and his coterie of advisers led by McBannon and McPriebus, MacTrump is comfortably ensconced in the Oval Tower of The White Hold as President of the United States, free to make proclamations to his subjects through his favorite messenger, McTweet. The O Crats, mourning the loss of their cherished leader O Bama, won t give up without a fight. They still remember the disastrous reign of George II and his ill-fated Crusade, and they can see Putain s dark influence on MacTrump even if his foolish councilor, Fooliani, denies it. Their greatest hope is McMueller, who is tasked with investigating the nefarious plot that empowered MacTrump s rise to the throne. As Desdevanka schemes to overthrow her father s councilors, and as Donnison and Erikson trapped in their own buddy comedy prove useless to their father, MacTrump soon realizes he has no true allies. Will he be able to hold onto his throne? Only time will tell in this tragicomic tale of ambition, greed, and ineptitude.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 22.86mm | 199.58g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • 1683691601
  • 9781683691600
  • 813,196

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"A wickedly funny lampoon."-The Oregonian

"A unexpectedly clever treat."-The Anniston Star

"Ian Doescher and Jacopo della Quercia have done it again, this time mashing current political culture (or lack thereof) with Shakespearean words."-Geeks of Doom

"Political satire at its best."-Midwest Book Review
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About Ian Doescher

Ian Doescher is the New York Times best-selling author of William Shakespeare s Star Wars and Pop Shakespeare series. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his family. Jacopo della Quercia is the author of The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy and License to Quill, a scholar with the New York Council for the Humanities, and a history writer who has authored more than 100 articles for the comedy website His work has been featured in the New York Times bestseller You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News, BBC America, CNN Money, The Huffington Post, Reader s Digest, Slate, Ripley s Believe It Or Not!, Playboy s The Smoking Jacket, WAMC s The Roundtable, and Princeton University s Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America, among others.
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