Fear: Trump in the White House

Bob Woodward
THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL ITWith authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office.


Reviewed: 2019-01-23

Wow -- such a TINY shelf life for a book like this. I've been busy. I watch the news. I wasn't up to a book like this on top of everything else, so I finally got a copy from the library. Mid-chapter 11, I just decided "this is not worth it." There were a few new things, but nothing so scandalous or exciting that it's worth reading a book like this one. This has the shelf life of a newspaper column, and it's made me rethink the other older (Bush era) Woodward books on my shelf. 

Reviewed: 2018-10-01

I read this after reading Omarosa's "Unhinged".  Although I dislike her, I read it at the suggestion of one of the owners of a local bookstore who pointed out that she had a unique perspective on Trump, having worked with him on and off for 15 years (The Apprentice, etc).  Her book was certainly self-serving, but she had inside info (and recordings of conversations) that no one else did.

Woodward's book had a more balanced viewpoint and relied on recorded interviews with a broad spectrum of the players in the Trump administration.  It goes right up until John Dowd resigns as Donald Trump's personal attorney in late March, 2018.

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