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Fear by Bob Woodward Book Summary




“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 country in the world.”

Fear (Bob Woodward) Book Reviews

GarbageToday is not anymore about being one nation under one flag, but one hating eachother, this book is a pure evil and pathetic fiction, author hopes to make money from embittered individuals… Garbage!.Score: 1/5

Opinion not factIt was a slow boring read. It was just biased & showed..Score: 1/5

Fear is understatedEach page is a revelation! If you don’t read this book, you are not seeing how the USA can be ruined by a very small group of people and a narcissist. The people around Trump should be ashamed and history will treat them VERY poorly..Score: 5/5

FearSuper interesting look at Trumps White House. I’d recommend it..Score: 4/5

FAKEHistory will not be kind to you for your lies and to all the people who believe this all I can say is when your eyes open you will realize all the lies that were fed to you I will pray for your lost souls.Score: 1/5

ReviewGood read. Entertaining..Score: 5/5

GarbageAbsolute garbage.. found this to be full of ideas twisted to fit an agenda.Score: 1/5

TrashJust trash.Score: 1/5

Amazing, and highly factual.I love coming back to this book every few years just to read the reviews of angry MAGAts. It’s genuinely makes me smile, seeing these braindead sheep cry about a book reporting on everything the idiot in office, has done. Anyways, keep writing books that make them mad, it’s very enjoyable. Sincerely, An educated person :).Score: 5/5

ExcellentAnother well written book my acclaimed author Bob Woodward. I must admit, I found it difficult to put this book down. Fascinating what happens behind the scenes and the chaotic situation unfolding in the White House. Thank you Bob for asking the tough questions..Score: 5/5

Excellent Read.Woodward sets you in the middle of the scene like a fly on the wall. This is legitimate journalism at its best..Score: 5/5

“No Trump/Russia Collusion?”No reference or evidence of Trump/Russia collusion in the book? Epic failure. Woodward’s book goes in a pile of garbage as with Omarosa’s and Michael Wolf’s fictions. Anybody can make money writing a fiction about Trump.Score: 5/5

EngagingIt was difficult to put down as well as difficult to relive the surreal world as led by Trump. "Fear" is a perfect title!.Score: 5/5

Terribly BiasedAbsolute garbage. How this sold 2 million copies amazes me. I guess any idiot can make money off of lying to their readers.Score: 1/5

Quick ReadCouldn’t put it down! Highly recommended..Score: 5/5

Liberal trashDon’t read non-factual and garbage.Score: 1/5

Good readingMore factual the author doesn’t bash Trump he lets the facts speak for themselves. Very informative book..Score: 5/5

MediocreFacts over feelings.Score: 1/5

Solid good read!Insightful and incisive writing. Unmatched journalistic clarity. Mr. Woodward’s ability to shed light into the darkest reaches of the previous administration is as finely honed as ever..Score: 5/5

GarbageDon't even bother..Score: 1/5

BiasedJust another anti Trumper! Boring book! Very biased!!.Score: 1/5

Another great book!Bob Woodward continues to expose the biggest con-man and subversion on the American people that has ever been perpetuated. The legacy of this pathological lying affliction on the country will be just that. One star reviews are magats who can’t likely read and are at this very moment googling every word I am writing. Trump doesn’t care about you or anyone but himself. He’d sell his mother down the river for a buck..Score: 5/5

Disrespectful😡.Score: 1/5

New informationReading this now and the new reports coming from the Durham report puts much of the information in the “questionable” mode. Trump certainly has his faults but he was unmercifully persecuted by the media. Now we know the facts and he was falsely accused of much. Woodward should make a comment concerning same..Score: 1/5

Absolutely StunningThis book is AMAZING!! As always, Bob Woodward’s investigative reporting is on full display and shows the maelstrom and turmoil of the Trump Presidency. Good help us.Score: 5/5

Excellent factual workExcellent book from a trusted author...great journalism well worth reading carefully!.Score: 5/5

I love all the one-star ratingsIf there is an author and journalist I would trust to provide us with accurate reporting using anonymous sources for deep background, it’s Bob Woodward. Thank you for your years of reporting and being a check on right-wing, authoritarian government. The one-star ratings from the Right are some of the best promos for this book..Score: 5/5

YHello.Score: 5/5

Fake NewsBob Woodward makes most of his “facts” up..Score: 1/5

Not factualI think you should spend your money elsewhere!.Score: 1/5

Muncho gusto de mi Estreno de mi Sueño Colección ArtesThanks 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.Score: 5/5

SteadfastAn outstanding, balanced look at the maelstrom on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. There is not a single judgement passed in these passages- just page after page that feels like a run away train that’s leaking oil badly with no one at the wheel. Your dedication to the craft should be applauded. Thank you for your steadfast approach that allows its reader to fairly analyze the individual players pov... never judges, only listens. Bravo. -Chris Miller.Score: 5/5

FEARExcellent book. Confirm what anybody suspected of this White House. A lots of insight, scary realization of what’s going on in our country..Score: 5/5

Well researched and writtenFurther 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..Score: 5/5

2020Great book and I’m still a trump supporter 2020!!!!!!.Score: 5/5

No SurprisesNot a lot of new information here. Just confirmation of the real news..Score: 4/5

D. McNamaraSometimes 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..Score: 1/5

The same stuff the left always says...Funny how the left will read this book and hold on to every word. Read “Profiles in Corruption” and “Secret Empire” as well. Is it any wonder that the left only talks about the same issues.... they have personal financial involvement (family or self) in all their interests. Making claims about Russia, China and and not showing tax’s.... it’s the ‘cheaters mentality’ bringing up the things they did and/or are doing but put the blame on the President, classic move but you are all not intelligent enough lol.Score: 1/5

FearLies..Score: 1/5

Wow...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..Score: 5/5

Truth in the Trump EraGreat read with the facts are primary..Score: 5/5

Stupendous read!!!👍🏽👍🏽.Score: 5/5

Fake leftist bookAnother leftist author. Should be writing books on the real enemies Schumer, Pelosi, Nadler, Biden, Harris, Booker etc.. Tired of the bs. No facts. Just covering up for the real crooks..Score: 1/5

Must readWhether you are for or against trump u will find this a fascinating book. I am not a trump fan but in some ways the book made me see some good in the man. I think he honestly believes what he is doing is right and that others are out to get him. On the other hand, it is clear that many, even most that deal with him, think of him as a pathological liar, thinks he knows what is best, and unwilling to listen to others. The South Korean trade agreement, his interest in breaking it, highlights his many weaknesses. Lastly, the book leaves the reader with wondering whether the Mueller investigation is legitimate..Score: 5/5

Review of Woodward’s FearI came away from this book with real concern about the U.S. under Trump. He is by any means a real and present danger to our country. Yet to blame him for our nation’s multiple ills is to miss our own foolishness in ignoring the slow and steady decline in our values, civility and mutual respect. Don’t ask who the barbarians are, for we are them..Score: 5/5

FearStaggeringly comprehensive coverage of the Trump presidency up to but not including the results of the “Mueller witch hunt”..Score: 5/5

Boring rantBoring and unsubstantiated..Score: 1/5

HeresayThis book is a joke..Score: 1/5

Biased boring readThe bias is so blatently obvious. Don't waste your time or $.Score: 1/5

Ignore the 1 Star reviewsAfter reading this it’s very clear to me that all these 1 star reviews claiming “not factual” are just die hard Trump supporters that know nothing about Bob Woodward, and believe all 16,000+ of Trumps lies despite them being obvious or debunked lies. I read this book after reading WaPo’s fact check team’s book on the Trump administration as well. The books tend to back each other up in major key areas. Bob Woodward is not a biased writer, he wrote some embarrassing books for almost all Presidents of our time since Nixon. It is a must-read if you care about this country at all..Score: 5/5

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Not certain of all storiesOften bad sequenced texts … Bob write some unrelated stories at the end of a chapter. Some chapters present unrelated subjects like a medley song. Sometime the unrelated subject begin at the end of one chapter and continue at the next one or one further. Maybe that explains why the chapters are not named. Some stories are very intimate with personnal words. How can Woodward had access to these stories. Is it directly from Bannon, Melenia, Ivanka, Jared, Priebus or even Trump? Dong this is very dangerous for the source. I’m not sure and these ask questions of the veracity. Woodward seem to love Fox, the rightist pro Rep media … and defend Trump when he was invited there. Weird !!! A lot of information on Trump manners of doing things are knowned by people who know Trump since 30 years. Almost, the book is useful to confirm that. Since now, I trust more the NYTimes inquiries on the Trump and his relatives stories..Score: 3/5

Haven’t read the bookI’m sure all the negative reviews are from Trump and his cohorts. Seriously of course they’re will be negative reviews. Just based on the fact that Trumps life is published in this book and he will have all of his friends and family (if he has any) send in their negative reviews..Score: 1/5

Lies!Lies and fabrications!.Score: 1/5

MagaMAGA.Score: 1/5

MagaMaga.Score: 1/5

Woodward does it again!Brilliant writing, careful research and in-depth reporting on the chaos of the trump circus. As gripping and insightful as it is terrifying. It’s one thing to suspect...a whole other to have it laid out in such vivid detail. A true account of what happens when a despot and his criminal posse take over the Whitehouse. A real wake up call for the entire country..Score: 5/5

Fake NewsSeriously how stupid are people to still believe in the left lies?!? He is not a perfect man but he is perfect for your country!.Score: 1/5

Finally we see the truthIt’s show how power can corrupt.Score: 5/5

Woodward brings us an inside view!Intelligent and insightful as ever, Bob Woodward is a giant when it comes to uncovering the truth!.Score: 5/5

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