Legendary two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward is delving into the dysfunctions of President Trump’s administration in his new book Fear: Trump in the White House, to be released on September 11 according to the The Washington Post.
In a release from the publisher Simon & Schuster, they announce that this book “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.”
The Washington Post, where Woodward is an associate editor, writes:
The hush-hush project derives its title from an offhand remark that then-candidate Trump made in an interview with Woodward and Post political reporter Robert Costa in April 2016. Costa asked Trump whether he agreed with a statement by then-President Barack Obama, who had said in an Atlantic magazine interview that “real power means you can get what you want without having to exert violence.”
At first Trump seemed to agree, saying: “Well, I think there’s a certain truth to that… Real power is through respect.”
But then he added a personal twist: “Real power is, I don’t even want to use the word: ‘Fear.’”
Woodward is a journalistic icon who gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein broke the news of the Watergate scandal. The 75-year-old journalist has won nearly every American journalism award and continues to pull back the curtain on Washington and its leaders as the associate editor for The Washington Post and as the author of 18 bestselling books, including the Pulitzer-prize winning All the President’s Men.
Simon & Schuster says Woodward’s 19th book pulls details from “hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, contemporaneous meeting notes, files, documents and personal diaries.”
While Woodward’s previous books tended to focus on a single, important decision that defined a political event or presidency, The Washington Post reports that “Fear is expected to be a broader examination of the presidency.”
Jonathan Karp, president and publisher of Simon & Schuster, calls it “the most acute and penetrating portrait of a sitting president ever published during the first years of an administration.”
In his keynote talks, Woodward answers everyone’s burning questions about what’s really going on in Washington, including the presidency, the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller, conflict, and the economy, that audiences won’t learn from any other source.
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