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The man with a Richard Nixon tat­too be­tween his shoul­ders and four decades worth of in­sider po­lit­i­cal ac­tiv­ity to his name has writ­ten a new book. That would be Roger Stone, a for­mer ad­viser to Pres­i­den­t­elect Don­ald Trump, Ron­ald Rea­gan, Ge­orge H.W. Bush and plenty more high-pro­file Repub­li­cans.

The ti­tle says all: “The Mak­ing of the Pres­i­dent 2016: How Don­ald Trump Or­ches­trated a Revo­lu­tion.”

Among many things, Mr. Stone ex­plains how the mav­er­ick can­di­date ran a guer­rilla-style cam­paign and “pulled off the great­est up­set in Amer­i­can po­lit­i­cal his­tory de­spite a tor­rent of in­vec­tive­ness and the dis­missal by the main­stream me­dia.” He also parses strat­egy.

“Trump bril­liantly picked at Hil­lary Clin­ton’s weak­nesses, par­tic­u­larly her rep­u­ta­tion as a crooked in­sider, and ig­nited the pas­sions of out-of-work white men and women from the Rust Belt and be­yond, at a time when mil­lions of Amer­i­cans des­per­ately wanted change,” the au­thor notes.

The book will be pub­lished Jan. 17, 2017 — three days be­fore Mr. Trump is in­au­gu­rated.

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