FEAR

by Bob Woodward

Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.

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    • Common sense narrative.factual, moving. It is scary and helpful to learn the background, inside, activities that caused the terrifying roller coaster ride we are now all on. It is told calmly, with compassion.
    • I went w/the Kindle version because I couldn’t wait. I can highlight, bookmark, search, & re-read this as many times as it takes to absorb the things that I miss in my haste. Read on my iPhone or Kindle...I hope I can find a place to stop or I’m pulling an all-nighter for the first time in 25+ years. TY, Bob Woodward. You and Walter Cronkite were my heroes as a young journalist, & I am grateful that you are again describing the unimaginable. - Prairie Girl
    • Perhaps no president has been written of by more writers during his first two years as President than has the current occupant of the White House.Neither has any topped Donald Trump in his ability to polarize a nation. I, myself, find Mr. Trump a repugnant specimen of human nature. Yet, even as I curse him for his apparent lack of empathy for other human beings, I do occasionally find his approach to politics refreshing. Why?In search of an answer for that last question, I have read most every book about the guy. Woodward’s “Fear” is probably the greatest insight we ever shall have into the psyche of America’s closest approximation to Adolph Hitler.Because of “Fear,” I understand better as to why Donald J. Trump is the greatest threat to our republic.BLUSH FACTOR: There are profanities of most every sort. Still, since this is nonfiction, I hope every American reads “Fear.”The writing in “Fear” is thought-provoking and uneven. Because of Woodward’s dependence on Deep Background, I cannot rate it five stars. I WANT to know who said what, precisely.Still, this is the one great insight into Donald J. Trump that history will most appreciate.BOTTOM LINEFour stars out of five.
    • Bob Woodward is certifiably THE most respected investigative journalist of the last 50 years and has covered countless administrations. The man has certifiably no agenda against Trump or the current administration (as could be inferred from Comney's book) that would call into question the integrity of the stories contained.That being said, however, this book isn't exactly full of breaking news. We know Trump was and remains unprepared to be the president. We know he won through the extremist right wing media coverage. We know the economy is doing well but that many of the decisions were made outside of his own direct understanding.That being said, this book offers a very official feeling look into Trump's current predicament and inability and unfitness for the job. The most shocking parts of this book however, had not previously been covered. i.e. his own staff hiding documents and his Twitter causing international tensions, the level of which not previously understood.While many on the right will scream that many of the sources in this book denied quotes or stories about them, I mean, who wouldn't? If you were caught by your boss for talking about them behind their back or undermining their authority, who wouldn't lie to save their own position? Let's be real. "Yes sir/Mam'n I took documents off your desk to save our company and hid them." No one would do that. The evidence and amount of corroboration outweighs any half-denials. Both Rob Porter and Gary Cohn issued lengthy statements of denial regarding taking documents, but never actually denied taking the documents. Everything else can be corroborated as Bob is known for his due diligence.I find a small sense of relief and a strong appreciation for having Bob Woodward to continue to investigate in the same manner that brought down the Nixon administration during Watergate during this complex and inconceivable time in American history.I'll end this with one food for thought; Bob Woodward has some of the highest journalistic credentials and his work has been lauded for decades for it's integrity and truthfulness, covering every president from Nixon to Clinton, to Bush and Obama. Trump has been caught in lie after lie. I'll shape my opinions accordingly. I hope everyone else in this country turns off Fox News and other strongly biased news sources (on both sides) and does the same.
    • Finished the first seven chapters of the book and I can't stop reading! First-hand accounts of those who created the Trump Presidency and "MAGA". Those who fed the monster and later regretted it.Edit: 15 Chapters into the book, I can't help but notice that Trump's Administration is so out of wack, that Steve Bannon none other is portraited unintentionally by Woodward as "a voice of reason"! This is deeply disturbing.Edit: Done reading the book. One thing that I find impressing about Trump (to be fair) is his insistence on keeping his promises to his base that got him into the WH. Needle to say that most of these promises are stupid and potentially very harmful to the American Life, American Economy and American national security. I couldn't record this book enough. However, I wish there was more coverage of the WH's role in bringing North Korean to the negotiations' table.