Rage - Bob Woodward

Rage

By Bob Woodward

  • Release Date: 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
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From 145 Ratings

Description

Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, is an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of new reporting on the Trump presidency facing a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest.

Woodward, the #1 international bestselling author of Fear: Trump in the White House, has uncovered the precise moment the president was warned that the Covid-19 epidemic would be the biggest national security threat to his presidency. In dramatic detail, Woodward takes readers into the Oval Office as Trump’s head pops up when he is told in January 2020 that the pandemic could reach the scale of the 1918 Spanish Flu that killed 675,000 Americans.

In 17 on-the-record interviews with Woodward over seven volatile months—an utterly vivid window into Trump’s mind—the president provides a self-portrait that is part denial and part combative interchange mixed with surprising moments of doubt as he glimpses the perils in the presidency and what he calls the “dynamite behind every door.”

At key decision points, Rage shows how Trump’s responses to the crises of 2020 were rooted in the instincts, habits and style he developed during his first three years as president.

Revisiting the earliest days of the Trump presidency, Rage reveals how Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats struggled to keep the country safe as the president dismantled any semblance of collegial national security decision making.

Rage draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand witnesses as well as participants’ notes, emails, diaries, calendars and confidential documents.

Woodward obtained 25 never-seen personal letters exchanged between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a “fantasy film.”

Trump insists to Woodward he will triumph over Covid-19 and the economic calamity. “Don’t worry about it, Bob. Okay?” Trump told the author in July. “Don’t worry about it. We’ll get to do another book. You’ll find I was right.”

Reviews

  • 😏🤔🤯

    5
    By Dmrk8
    Top line: 😏1. In Rage, a brilliant book, Woodward confirms that Trump is and performs exactly as I suspected. 🤔2. As I considered Woodward’s literary painting of the person, Trump, and the power of the office in which he sits, and Mary T’s book a d Michael C’s book, I’m led further to: 3. 🤯. And you should be too. Anyone, and I mean anyone, who wants to more clearly understand the Trumpian years, now or in the future, must read, Rage.
  • The garbage you can’t take out

    1
    By Jake1237
    Save your money and your time.
  • Who knew

    4
    By JoeTroPhoto
    Who knew that when Republicans nominated a sad old game show host, just 4 years later we’d have refrigerator trucks being used as morgues because he lied and 200,000 people died. Oh, wait. Most people did.
  • Enough already

    1
    By Twatsa
    Trump 2020
  • The truth will set you free.

    5
    By money for stars
    Read the book and judge for yourself.
  • Must read

    5
    By kramertep
    Truth teller
  • Don’t read this book

    1
    By unhappy reviewer 1970
    Please don’t reward a man who withheld important information about the President in order to sell more books.
  • Rage

    5
    By DemProud1023
    Woodward is a pillar of journalistic integrity who isn’t afraid of pissing off lame duck presidents like trump.
  • In Depth Reporting

    4
    By HootyFL
    Mr. Woodward, you are such a respected investigative journalist. Please investigate and write a book about the Trump collusion scandal. The Obama/Biden administration attempted a coup on a duly elected president, which is far more sinister than the Watergate Scandal. Please expose this horrible conspiracy.
  • Boring

    1
    By vickiq1993
    More of the same, blah blah blah! Book deals just aren’t what they used to be.