The War Within by Bob Woodward
A Secret White House History 2006-2008

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Bob Woodward once again pulls back the curtain on Washington to reveal the inner workings of a government at war.  In  his  fourth  book  on  President  George  W.  Bush,  Bob Woodward  takes  readers  deep  inside  the  tensions,  secret debates, unofficial backchannels, distrust, and determina- tion within the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, the intelligence agencies, and the U.S. military headquarters in Iraq. This is the inside story of how Bush governed.
 

About Bob Woodward

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Bob Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post, where he has worked for forty-one years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for The Washington Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal, and later for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored or coauthored twelve #1 national nonfiction bestsellers. He has two daughters, Tali and Diana, and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, writer Elsa Walsh.
 
Published September 3, 2008 by Simon & Schuster. 512 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel. Non-fiction

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“In some ways,” Woodward observes, “President Bush has changed very little since my first interview with him on Dec. 20, 2001.” What is surprising when you read the four books in sequence, as I did this spring and summer, is that despite Woodward’s neutral approach, all the failings of the presid...

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In this last installment of his four-volume series on the Bush administration, Bob Woodward renders a harsh final appraisal of the president.

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The New York Times

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In this last installment of his four-volume series on the Bush administration, Bob Woodward renders a harsh final appraisal of the president.

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Although Mr. Ricks writes that he is saddened by the war’s “obvious costs to Iraqis and Americans” and by “the incompetence and profligacy with which the Bush administration conducted much of it,” he adds that he has come to the conclusion that “we can’t leave.” As Mr. Ricks sees it, the...

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The Daily Beast

Does it make sense for the president of the United States to carve time out of his busy schedule to read novels?

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Military.com

Mixed in among the White House aides, Washington sachems and four- star generals who populate Bob Woodward's latest book on the Bush presidency is another central character: Woodward himself.

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Later, when Air Force chief of staff Mike Moseley briefed Gates on the incident, Gates asked him how many generals were going to get fired over the mishap.

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