Fear - Bob Woodward


By Bob Woodward

  • Release Date: 2018-09-11
  • Genre: Political Science
Score: 4
From 1,587 Ratings





“Explosive.”—The Washington Post

“Devastating.”—The New Yorker


“Great reporting...astute.”Hugh Hewitt


With authoritative reporting honed through nine presidencies, 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.

Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence.

Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. Often with day-by-day details, dialogue and documentation, Fear tracks key foreign issues from North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, the Middle East, NATO, China and Russia. It reports in-depth on Trump’s key domestic issues particularly trade and tariff disputes, immigration, tax legislation, the Paris Climate Accord and the racial violence in Charlottesville in 2017.

Fear presents vivid details of the negotiations between Trump’s attorneys and Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation, laying out for the first time the meeting-by-meeting discussions and strategies. It discloses how senior Trump White House officials joined together to steal draft orders from the president’s Oval Office desk so he would not issue directives that would jeopardize top secret intelligence operations.

“It was no less than an administrative coup d’état,” Woodward writes, “a nervous breakdown of the executive power of the most powerful county in the world.”


  • Not factual

    By 57687947262647
    I think you should spend your money elsewhere!
  • Fear

    By five star z
    Super interesting look at Trumps White House. I’d recommend it.
  • Garbage

    By JonPWick
    Absolute garbage.. found this to be full of ideas twisted to fit an agenda
  • Mediocre

    By MrBiggfugginD
    Facts over feelings
  • Wow...

    By KingPosh
    An inside look in the Trump White House that is completely free of bias. Woodward is very sure to use quotes around the phrases he obtained from “on the record” content, and then somehow manages a way to finish a phrase even if it might have been from an anonymous source. It’s truly a smart way of showing what real people think about the president and the situation going on in the White House, while Woodward covers his own skin so we won’t be accused of libel.
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    By Apps problems
    Thanks papa and my brother have been watching this video for all my life ever since I was on the radio station for the first time since
  • Well researched and written

    By mainediver218
    Further confirmation of why the trump administration is the rolling dumpster fire that it is. Whether the Donald was a successful real estate developer is debatable but it surely didn’t prepare him to be a successful president. He lacks the character, temperament, and intelligence for the office. For sure we have problems and blame enough to go around, the Donald is not the savior, It will take decades to clean up his mess. When the economy sputters he will deny and deflect responsibility but eventually even his loyal supporters will understand they’ve been duped by this con man, serial liar, and narcissist. Trump will be recorded as the most inept president in our history and the the jerk that he is.
  • Good reading

    By Vinnietroll
    More factual the author doesn’t bash Trump he lets the facts speak for themselves. Very informative book.
  • 2020

    By Biga9310
    Great book and I’m still a trump supporter 2020!!!!!!
  • D. McNamara

    By dougjmcn
    Sometimes reporters investigate, gather facts, and tell a story. Woodward opts to just let a handful of sources blather out their hero stories, without much analysis. So John Dowd wanted a vehicle to poor-mouth Mueller and make his case that Trump has done nothing wrong - but just is amply a serial liar. There is no other voices to assess Dowd’s coarse legal analysis. Woodward just recites it, including every Trump gush about what a great lawyer Dowd is. Even the example Dowd gives of the former Galleon hedge Fund manager who was a poor witness goes by without acknowledgement that Raj was a sleazy inside trader and a Dowd failed spectacularly at trial. The Dowd chapters are but a plant by a Dowd to brag and serve his client while demeaning Mueller - who won’t leak to defend himself. Trump must have approved of Dowd sharing the leaked conversations between he and Trumo, lest Dowd would be facing serious ethical consequences. Woodward got used, and so did I buying this recitation of Trump insiders who found a willing transcriber of their self-serving soliloquies.