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Fear: Trump in the White House
by Bob Woodward
448 pages
Simon & Schuster
Release Date: September 11, 2018

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Each year there seems to be at least one presidential biography released whose release is so highly anticipated that it seems worthy of mention.  Last year’s most notable new release was Ron Chernow’s “Grant” while 2016 saw “Bush” by Jean Edward Smith and “Destiny and Power” by Jon Meacham.

This year’s most compelling (and clearly unconventional) new release is the controversial “Fear: Trump in the White House” by Bob Woodward.  It is being released today and is already a best-seller…

No matter what you think of POTUS #45 or the interminable controversy surrounding his administration, Woodward seems the perfect person to author a detailed behind-the-scenes diagnostic of Donald Trump’s life in the White House.

Woodward, of course, has earned two Pulitzer Prizes and is best known for his co-coverage of the Watergate scandal. Whether this book proves sensational but shallow -or- judicious and devastatingly revealing remains to be seen.  Buckle up – it promises to be a wild ride!

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From the publisher:


With 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.”