Fear by 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 diar...

Details Fear

Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherSimon & Schuster
GenrePolitics, Nonfiction, History, Biography, Audiobook

Reviews Fear

  • Katie
    It’s Bob Woodward. How do you think Trumpworld will react? Woodward is methodical, precise, and willing to hold anyone to account, regardless of political stripe.https://www.politico.eu/blogs/on-medi...
  • Betsy Robinson
    About a quarter of the way through this comprehensive history of everything leading up to the election of Trump and all the current events, Gary Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs who is the president’s top economic advisor, attempts to explain our economy to Trump. He brings him copious research and data and finally makes it as simple as possible by asking: which would you choose—to go into a mine and get black lung or to make the s...
  • Jim
    more dirt on the dirtiest creep to ever occupy the whitehouse... thank you bob!!!*********rofl, lol, lmfao, hahahahahahahahahaha, etc....https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-can...say it with me - "coup d'état! coup d'état! coup d'état!"**************it's gotta be John Kellyhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/op...*************early reviews of the book are... good?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwA1v...
  • Michael Burnam-Fink
    Fear is the establishment's answer to Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury. Where Wolff is a gossip rag arsonist who relied heavily on Steve Bannon's version of events, Bob Woodward is, well, he's Woodward. He took down Nixon. Fire relies on hundreds of hours of transcribed interviews on deep background, and reading between the lines its easy to huess his sources are mostly "responsible adults" who have left the administration: Priebus, Porter, Cohn, Ti...
  • Lois
    This was extremely readable. I listened to this on audio yesterday. It was interesting enough to hold my interest all day. I briefly paused, started a new book I also like but in the end returned to listening to this and finished it. This isn't my first book on the 2016 Election, chump's campaign or presidency. I've read: Unhinged by Omarosa Manigault Mewman, Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff, What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hacks by Donna ...
  • Faith
    Most of the interesting bits of this book have already been revealed in news stories. The book confirms that Trump is a dumb, ignorant, narcissistic, arrogant and mean liar. We already knew that, but his followers don't seem to care. I doubt that this book will help much. When you populate each branch of the government with people who lack integrity, compassion and decency, the checks and balances system won't work. However, at least this author ...
  • The Just-About-Cocky Ms M
    Courtesy of H. G. Wells's "War of the Worlds:" We've seen this awful thing before..."I bought and read Hillary Clinton’s book, which I found rather tedious, repetitive, and lacking in some of the same crucial insights missing during her 2016 campaign. I bought and read Ivanka Trump’s book of hints ad cheerleading for working women, which I thought was an amazing and banal pastiche of clichés and platitudes from someone largely clueless about...
  • Michael Perkins
    I am not a Trump defender. Quite the opposite. But this story is better suited as a Philip K. Dick novel come to life, that would truly capture the insanity of what's happening. I have written some of that story below. But first a word about the puzzling Woodward book. A missed opportunity.....This book is a failure. It started out promising, but drops like a lead balloon about 25% in. After that, he has very long chapters on topics that anyone w...
  • Jill Meyer
    Bob Woodward has not written a conventional biography of Donald Trump. His book, "Fear: Trump in the White House". is 42 chapters long, with each chapter being another tale of woe about Trump and his time in the White House. As with all Bob Woodward books, it is very plainly written. There's not much flowery writing in "Fear", just the facts. Woodward lets the reader put their own interpretation on what he's written; unfortunately, most readers -...
  • Luke
    Spoilers spoilersFound the book in a bookstore in HK airport (near gate 218) just a rundown, not a review.When gary Cohn went to meet trump munching freaked (as he was in the room) as trump thought Cohn was much better than him.5m after the talk mnchin leaked that he had been picked as the treasury Secretary. Cohn stole stuff off trumps desk to help the country, the main one being the cancelation of the economic agreement(korus) between the us an...
  • Bob Mayer
    This is a Bob Woodward book but for those who've read previous titles, it's a bit different in that his style of writing seems to have been, let us say, lowered. Not to bad, but to be more understandable. Which means he's directing this book toward both ends of the political spectrum.It's not a hatchet job. In fact, Trump almost (but never) comes off as sympathetic but the #1 impression conveyed by all the interviews is that our president* is sim...
  • Peter
    Reading this book was terrible. A friend pointed out something that became painfully clear, Woodward gives a remedial lesson on every topic before he rehashes the news of the last 24 months. Don’t we all know what NAFTA is? Aren’t we all aware of the ongoing trade war as well as the Russia investigation? And at this point, don’t we all know what narcissist means? Apparently Woodward doesn’t believe so. He defines the word for us and seemi...
  • Kristin
    A good over view of how we got here. This book begins before Trump throws his name in the hat to run for president and ends just a few months ago. Mr. Woodward gives a clear accounting of what is happening behind the scenes. It is equally fascinating and disturbing. I thought the book was well written. However, the topic is frustrating.
  • Jeannie and Louis Rigod
    Reading this book, I felt as though Mr. Woodward was sitting opposite me on a sofa with a coffee table between us. Each of us had a cup of coffee and were just having a personal conversation. On the table was spread out various documents that were backing up the incredible tale being discussed. This is my attempt to get persons that would normally not even try to read a dull or dry non-fiction book to pay attention to an extremely well written bo...
  • Sandra Severson
    First of all, I obtained this book when the vendor at my large supermarket accidentally put it out early. Secondally, I am from the Watergate era and have respected Bob Woodward for years. In my opinion, this may be the most important book ever written about any recent presidency. I think that most Americans that voted for him realized that Trump has little experience in world wide issues, has always demanded fierce loyalty, and has an uneven te...
  • Ivana
    Got this and read it over the weekend. A page turner for sure.
  • Alicia Devero
    I am officially done with reading books related to Trump’s Presidency. And with all due respect - Bob Woodward’s book is NOT even remotely a material for another “Watergate.”The biggest and most obvious problem with Trump is that from the very beginning we all knew that he is unfit to serve as the President of the United States. It is not a secret that the art of being politically savvy is a concept completely foreign to Trump who strongl...
  • Harry Buckle
    I cannot contain my apathy about this yawn of a book. It hurts me greatly to write these words as he (and his writing oppo) were heroes and shining examples to me as a young journalist all those years back when 'Bernstein and Woodward's' (dogged, or I am now thinking, lucky ) expose of the Watergate affair helped to bring down a President. Fear has a few new quotes from some of his still 'deep' contacts, but they about matters already so well doc...
  • Chris Keck
    Woodward is a good writer and that made the book readable. After hearing the press about the book I thought it would spend the whole time slamming Pres. Trump. I don’t think it did. If you’re a Trump supporter there are lots of parts of the book where you will stand up and say, “Yes! That’s exactly why I sent him there. “ If you’re not a Trump supporter there are lots of parts where you will stand up and say, “See- it’s scary with...
  • Marc
    If you're a political junkie (as I am), that baby is for you.Woodward's book, in my opinion, is better written than Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury. The veteran Post's journalist is clearly in the loop and offers a unique narrative. He writes a great deal about palace intrigues involving people closest to Trump. Peter Navarro, Steve Bannon, John Kelly, Gary Cohn, Rob Porter, Ivanka Trump, Hope Hicks, H.R. McMaster, James ''Mad Dog'' Mattis, Rex Til...
  • HR-ML
    In times past I've read a few of Woodward's books. This time I made it to 39% of 64% content (excludingsource notes) & DNF. Wooward described Trump via "deep background" interviews as: mercurial, unpredicatable, gaffe-prone, tentative in decisions (and/ or changeable in decisions), and paranoid at times. A POTUS who preferred 10 minutemeetings. Also, Trump called Twitter "my megaphone." Woodward said, "Porter agreed. Trump's memory needed a trigg...
  • Larry Bassett
    I don’t usually read these kind of books. Tell all political books are generally not attractive to me. And in the case of this book if you have been following the news since the 2016 election, you will not find much new here. This story has played out day after day on Twitter and the front pages of all the major newspapers. You will find plenty of evidence of adults in the White House saying shit and fuck. Bob Woodward has a lot of credibility....