Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward is an American journalist who as a young reporter was propelled to stardom by his role in uncovering the Watergate scandal, along with his fellow metro reporter at the Washington Post, Carl Bernstein. He has written around 20 books, many of them about presidencies, relying on his high-level access to tell fast-paced stories about unfolding events, such as the Iraq War.

Books by Bob Woodward

Since we spoke with Trump co-author, Tony Schwartz, last year, a number of new books on Donald Trump have been published. The latest (published September 15th) is Rage by Bob Woodward, the American investigative reporter of Watergate fame, who in recent decades has become a White House chronicler. A useful article on his relationship with the subject of his books, including Trump—important to bear in mind as you read the book—appears in this article, “How to Read a Woodward Book,” in the Atlantic

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Interviews where books by Bob Woodward were recommended

The Best Politics Books To Read in 2021, recommended by Larry Sabato

In many Western countries, citizens have long taken living in a democracy for granted. The last decade has changed all that, with fledgling democracies veering back to authoritarianism and even the most stable democracies being shaken by populist movements. Here, political scientist Larry J. Sabato turns the spotlight on the American republic, long a beacon for democracy around the globe, but now suffering its own internal turmoil. He recommends the best politics books to read in 2021, focusing on the United States.

The Best True Crime Books, recommended by David Grann

True crime books can be all too easily chalked up as a genre of grisly murders and cheap, voyeuristic thrills—but to do so would be to overlook compelling evidence to the contrary. David Grann, whose true crime book revisits long-forgotten, or concealed, crimes in the Osage community of Oklahoma, raises the bar with examples of true crime books rich in historical discovery, literary merit and the kind of political inquiry these murky times are calling for

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