Drawing on hundreds of interviews with key administration officials,
their deputies, and other firsthand sources, Woodward takes listeners
deep into the national security state and shows how Obama debates,
decides, and balances the enormous pressures facing the modern
As always, Woodward also bases his work on extensive documentation, including internal memos, letters, detailed chronologies, and meeting notes that reveal the behind-the-scenes realities of the Obama era. Obama has learned that he is not commander-in-chief of the economy.
Many of his high-profile domestic reforms-health care, education, and energy-were largely turned over to Congress. But the president has realized the weight and reach of his authority as commander-in-chief, a responsibility that may define much of his legacy. Filled with intimate scenes told verbatim, this is an unprecedented look at a young president responding to the dangers and commitments of the twenty-first century.
About The Author
Bob Woodward is Assistant Managing Editor at THE WASHINGTON POST. His Pulitzer Prize-winning Watergate reporting is said to have set the standard for modern investigative reporting. Over the last 22 years he has authored or co-authored seven #1 internationally bestselling books.
Number Of Pages: 442
Published: 27th September 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Dimensions (cm): 23.495 x 15.558 x 3.653
Weight (kg): 0.68