Bob Woodward
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Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward is an associate editor of The Washington Post, where he has worked since 1971. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first in 1973 for the coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein, and second in 2003 as the lead reporter for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

He has authored or coauthored 18 books, all of which have been national non-fiction bestsellers. Twelve of those have been #1 national bestsellers. He has written books on eight of the most recent presidents, from Nixon to Obama.

Bob Schieffer of CBS News has said, "Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time."

In 2014, Robert Gates, former director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense, said that he wished he'd recruited Woodward into the CIA, saying of Woodward, "He has an extraordinary ability to get otherwise responsible adults to spill [their] guts to him...his ability to get people to talk about stuff they shouldn't be talking about is just extraordinary and may be unique."

Gene Roberts, the former managing editor of The New York Times, has called the Woodward-Bernstein Watergate coverage, "maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time." In listing the all-time 100 best non-fiction books, Time Magazine has called All the President's Men, by Bernstein and Woodward, "Perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history."

In 2018 David Von Drehle wrote, "What [Theodore] White did for presidential campaigns, Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward has done for multiple West Wing administrations - in addition to the Supreme Court, the Pentagon, the CIA and the Federal Reserve."

Woodward was born March 26, 1943 in Illinois. He graduated from Yale University in 1965 and served five years as a communications officer in the United States Navy before beginning his journalism career at the Montgomery County (Maryland) Sentinel, where he was a reporter for one year before joining the Post.

Photos, a Q&A, and additional materials are available at Woodward's website, www.bobwoodward.com.

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    • Fear

    • Trump in the White House
    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,831
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,095
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,985

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Repetitive

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-18
    • Trump in the White House
    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 09-11-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 16,831 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • All the President's Men

    • By: Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 962
    • Story
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    This is the book that changed America....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GOP 'Dirty Tricks': A Riveting History

    • By Gretchen SLP on 11-28-16

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Obama's Wars

    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 582
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 250

    Working behind the scenes, Bob Woodward has written the most intimate and sweeping portrait of President Obama making globally critical decisions....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the listen

    • By Joseph on 11-16-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Final Days

    • By: Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    The Final Days is the number-one New York Times best-selling, classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon's dramatic last months as president....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good details, but feels like slo-mo asphyxiation

    • By Philo on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Plan of Attack

    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    Plan of Attack is the definitive account of how and why President George W. Bush, his war council, and allies launched a preemptive attack to topple Saddam Hussein and occupy Iraq....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rorschach Test

    • By Michael on 05-03-04

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Bush at War

    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: James Naughton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 412
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
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    With his unmatched investigative skill, Bob Woodward tells the behind-the-scenes story...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting read ...

    • By S. Ouellette on 02-07-03

    Regular price: $22.60

    • The Last of the President's Men

    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294

    Bob Woodward exposes one of the final pieces of the Richard Nixon puzzle in his new book, The Last of the President's Men....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Disturbing portrayal of Nixon

    • By Jean on 11-17-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • State of Denial

    • Bush at War, Part III
    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 592
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Bob Woodward examines how the Bush administration avoided telling the truth about Iraq to the public, to the Congress, and often to themselves....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Concerning and hard to put down

    • By Chris on 12-10-06

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Price of Politics

    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 299
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 243
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 241

    The Price of Politics is an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Making the Sausage

    • By Graham on 10-18-12

    Regular price: $28.30

    • Maestro

    • Greenspan's Fed and the American Boom
    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: James Naughton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Perhaps the last Washington secret is how the Federal Reserve and its enigmatic chairman, Alan Greenspan, operate. What do they do? Why precisely do they do it? Who is Greenspan?...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More detail

    • By Alec on 05-31-16
    • Greenspan's Fed and the American Boom
    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: James Naughton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 11-15-00
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 85 ratings

    Regular price: $22.60

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