Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, is an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of new reporting on the Trump presidency facing a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest.

Woodward, the #1 international bestselling author of Fear: Trump in the White House, has uncovered the precise moment the president was warned that the Covid-19 epidemic would be the biggest national security threat to his presidency. In dramatic detail, Woodward takes readers into the Oval Office as Trump’s head pops up when he is told in January 2020 that the pandemic could reach the scale of the 1918 Spanish Flu that killed 675,000 Americans.

In 17 on-the-record interviews with Woodward over seven volatile months—an utterly vivid window into Trump’s mind—the president provides a self-portrait that is part denial and part combative interchange mixed with surprising moments of doubt as he glimpses the perils in the presidency and what he calls the “dynamite behind every door.”

At key decision points, Rage shows how Trump’s responses to the crises of 2020 were rooted in the instincts, habits and style he developed during his first three years as president.

Revisiting the earliest days of the Trump presidency, Rage reveals how Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats struggled to keep the country safe as the president dismantled any semblance of collegial national security decision making.

Rage draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand witnesses as well as participants’ notes, emails, diaries, calendars and confidential documents.

Woodward obtained 25 never-seen personal letters exchanged between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a “fantasy film.”

Trump insists to Woodward he will triumph over Covid-19 and the economic calamity. “Don’t worry about it, Bob. Okay?” Trump told the author in July. “Don’t worry about it. We’ll get to do another book. You’ll find I was right.”

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The garbage you can’t take out1 star

Save your money and your time. 15


Who knew4 star

Who knew that when Republicans nominated a sad old game show host, just 4 years later we’d have refrigerator trucks being used as morgues because he lied and 200,000 people died. Oh, wait. Most people did. 45


Enough already1 star

Trump 2020 15

money for stars

The truth will set you free.5 star

Read the book and judge for yourself. 55


Must read5 star

Truth teller 55

unhappy reviewer 1970

Don’t read this book1 star

Please don’t reward a man who withheld important information about the President in order to sell more books. 15


Rage5 star

Woodward is a pillar of journalistic integrity who isn’t afraid of pissing off lame duck presidents like trump. 55


In Depth Reporting4 star

Mr. Woodward, you are such a respected investigative journalist. Please investigate and write a book about the Trump collusion scandal. The Obama/Biden administration attempted a coup on a duly elected president, which is far more sinister than the Watergate Scandal. Please expose this horrible conspiracy. 45


Boring1 star

More of the same, blah blah blah! Book deals just aren’t what they used to be. 15


Amazingly whiten soooooo much info5 star

The author did a great job explaining what trump when though 100/10!!! My favorite nook ever!!! 55

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