Bush at War

  • by Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by James Naughton
  • 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 11 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 a 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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What the Critics Say

"With rare access to the Bush White House, Woodward has again given us a masterpiece of political reportage." (Barnes&Noble.com)

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Customer Reviews

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A Thriller That Will Keep You Up Nights

I was stunned that so many of the principals talked to Woodward. He quotes people about what they were thinking which means that Rumsfeld, Rice, Powell, Tenet, even W. himself confided in Woodward. The result is fascinating. I learned that W. believes that he has a vision for this country, but doesn't actually understand the policies that he professes. God help us!
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- David

Not Bad

I can't stand Bush but the book was better than I thought. I came away with a new understanding of Rumsfield and Powell which I appreciated. I also didn't come out of the book thinking that our President was any less a reactionary macho cowboy than I did from observing the news and reading about him elsewhere. Even for Democrats or Bush haters this is a book worth listening to. I would never have purchased it otherwise but am glad I listened to it.
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- Jerry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-21-2002
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio