Rage - Bob Woodward

Rage

By Bob Woodward

  • Release Date: 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
4
From 302 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

  • Must read

    5
    By Doosh da
    Excellent and unbiased. A testament to the type of journalistic ideals America is missing.
  • Woodworm

    1
    By Jason607138888
    Trash rag by a political hack.
  • Political smear job

    1
    By FHRINTP IS FAKE
    Joe Biden sniffs children and learned about roaches and kids jumping on his lap.
  • Silly effort to cash in

    2
    By Longhorn5555
    A poorly written slap-dash effort to cash in. Whether you love or hate Trump, you be better off saving your money.
  • Complete Trash..Orange Man Bad Rant

    1
    By Barkinspider
    Bob Woodward is about as relevant as Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The incoherent ramblings of a jealous old Marxist. Purchase the Paper copy to at least get some toilet paper during the pandemic as a digital copy is just feeding America’s enemy’s. Save America vote Trump 2020
  • Brilliant

    5
    By DemJohnny
    How Trump can say things on tape admitting to his deceit and his cult still think he walks on water is a testament to their lack of critical thinking. Biden 2020
  • Great book

    5
    By Rebecca2326
    Buy to read the truth. So many salty tears by these trump cultists on here! Trump is a failure in every way. Anyone with a brain can see that.
  • Rage

    5
    By greekdanish
    Mr. Woodward has exposed the conniving grifting moron that the orange idiot is. His sycophants are pathetic trash. Our democracy is being shredded by ignorance. God save the real Americans. 🗳⚖️🇺🇸
  • trash

    1
    By Deadarm76
    you can hear the disdain in his voice as you read the book. its clearly meant to cause as much harm as possible with truth being sacrificed in the process.
  • Trash

    1
    By drew0594
    Unless you’re a liberal don’t read this. All it does is insult our president.