With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, 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. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. 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.

Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office.

Fear - Bob Woodward Summary

Fear is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat that occurs in certain types of organisms, which causes a change in metabolic and organ functions and ultimately a change in behavior, such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events. Fear in human beings may occur in response to a specific stimulus occurring in the present, or in anticipation or expectation of a future threat perceived as a risk to body or life. The fear response arises from the perception of danger leading to confrontation with or escape from/avoiding the threat (also known as the fight-or-flight response), which in extreme cases of fear (horror and terror) can be a freeze response or paralysis. In humans and animals, fear is modulated by the process of cognition and learning. Thus fear is judged as rational or appropriate and irrational or inappropriate. An irrational fear is called a phobia. Psychologists such as John B. Watson, Robert Plutchik, and Paul Ekman have suggested that there is only a small set of basic or innate emotions and that fear is one of them. This hypothesized set includes such emotions as acute stress reaction, anger, angst, anxiety, fright, horror, joy, panic, and sadness. Fear is closely related to, but should be distinguished from, the emotion anxiety, which occurs as the result of threats that are perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable. The fear response serves survival by generating appropriate behavioral responses, so it has been preserved throughout evolution. Sociological and organizational research also suggests that individuals’ fears are not solely dependent on their nature but are also shaped by their social relations and culture, which guide their understanding of when and how much fear to feel...

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Fear - Bob Woodward Book Reviews (353)

Wayne kennedy jr

Pure and utter bs1 star

This book is so full of lies 15


Fear5 star

I found the book interesting. It gives the reader a look at how disorganized the White House is, and how we should all be a little scared. He is self righteous, rude, condescending, big fat liar. 55

jane blune

Fear1 star

I fear people might actually believe this terribly written book. Woodward is not a trustworthy writer. Big disappointment! 15


Fascinating! MUST READ!5 star

Fascinating a MUST READ👍🏼 55

Winnie Warner

Well Written and Interesting Read5 star

I just finished! I loved getting the back story to the news in the headlines these past months. While I found much of it alarming, I found nothing that didn't ring true, based on my image of this president. I hope our democracy can pick up the pieces in 2020, and move forward. 55


Wow5 star

I thought the president was a mess. Now there is no doubt. What have we done? 55


Enjoyed but feel gyped4 star

Book downloaded at 450 pages. Actually text is less than 340. Lots of photos, index, acknowledgments, ads for other books. Felt cheated and cut short. But very good book. I recommend but recognize what you’re buying. 45

NY Lawyer Guy

Fear3 star

What I enjoy reading are those reviews dated before the book was released. What nonsense. I gave it 3 stars since you are required to post. However, I have not read it yet. 35

Just juju7

Happiness4 star

It's the opposite of "FEAR". I'm happy a man like Bob Woodward had the courage to tell the truth about this very dangerous man we call President Trump. It takes courage to write a book that reveals this dangerous Fearful idiot! 45


Soy boy dream book1 star

Soy boys would love this book 15

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