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Bob Woodward provides the first inside account of President Obama wrestling with the fate of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the constant threat of terrorism.


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 president.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • "[Woodward's] books on the Bush administration’s response to the September 11 attacks and the Iraq war have been definitive, and now he has provided a similar account of the bitter feuds that have affected the Obama administration’s handling of the war in Afghanistan."

    Telegraph (London)

  • "Woodward uses his nearly unrestricted access to the key players to paint an authoritative portrait of the process that led to President Obama’s decision to deploy increased military might in the Afghanistan War. Using a chronological structure and a highly informative writing style, Woodward guides listeners through the military and political intrigue leading to the “surge.” Boyd Gaines provides a clear, smooth, and rapid narration."

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  • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • AnAudie Award Finalist
  • APublishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Raimo | 6/20/2011

    " Typical of Woodward's behind-the-scenes-of-the-Presidency books of recent years. What leaps out here is the appalling attempts by the military establishment to undermine the authority of a new President. Very ominous in a democracy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leonardo | 6/15/2011

    " It amazes me how Woodward gets access to so much classified materials, and frankly why a lot of the people he quotes tell him all the information they know will get published in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michael | 5/27/2011

    " Gripping and maddening. The president needs better staff work than he got here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Steve | 4/14/2011

    " This is a view of the President that we don't get through the news media. Read this, and you'll be most impressed. "

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