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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,662 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bob Woodward Narrator: James Naughton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With his unmatched investigative skill, Bob Woodward tells the behind-the-scenes story of how President George W. Bush and his top national security advisers, after the initial shock of the September eleven attacks, led the nation to war.

Extensive quotations from the secret deliberations of the National Security Council—and firsthand revelations of the private thoughts, concerns and fears of the president and his war cabinet—make Bush at War an unprecedented chronicle of a modern presidency in time of grave crisis.

Based on interviews with more than a hundred sources and four hours of exclusive interviews with the president, Bush at War reveals Bush’s sweeping, almost grandiose, vision for remaking the world. “I’m not a textbook player, I’m a gut player,” the president said.

Woodward’s virtual wiretap into the White House Situation Room reveals a stunning group portrait of an untested president and his advisers, three of whom might themselves have made it to the presidency. In Bush at War, Bob Woodward once again delivers a reporting tour de force.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Remarkable...Bush at War is akin to an unofficial transcript of 100 days of debate over war in Afghanistan.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Human and convincing in its telling detail.”


  • “Woodward has produced the best book yet written about the September 11 terrorist attacks on America and how Bush fought back.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “A work of spareness and authority...We are fortunate to have this richly detailed view of our nation’s central policy command.”

  • “A great read...Bob Woodward has unearthed important new information on the behind-the-scenes struggles that have led to success—and failure—in President Bush’s War on Terror.”

    New York Observer

  • ANew York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jake Gordon | 2/15/2014

    " Fairly objective. Good details of what was happening on a governmental level during September 11. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Taruia | 2/13/2014

    " This first in a current set of five titles detailing the various US Administrations from 9/11 onwards details the decision to attack Afghanistan by the main players in the Executive Branch of Government - Bush (II), Rice, Powell, Rumsfeld, Chaney et al. The book was well written as you would excpect from Woodward, without setting the world on fire. It was light on analysis (but this was to be expected to a certain extent) but he was able to interview the main protagonists giving a 'insiders' view of invasion prepartions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Frank toth | 2/6/2014

    " One may not care for the actors or the author of this book but it does offer an explanation of how this fool and his criminal enterprise got us into this mess. The book offers in depth analysis on how to bungle most everything. Donald Rumsfield trusted no one, had immense power and owned the presidents ear with his madness. Hardline Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice are acute players in Bush's " sweeping, almost grandiose, vision for remaking the world." Only Colin Powell comes away with some repect after being duped by false information. If you like history or political writing you may take a chance on this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Zugaii | 1/27/2014

    " An interesting read. Makes Bush look more like someone who should not have been in power and the rest of his cabinet (except for Powell and Rice) look more like war criminals. "

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