The transition from President Donald J. Trump to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. stands as one of the most dangerous periods in American history.
But as # 1 internationally bestselling author Bob Woodward and acclaimed reporter Robert Costa reveal for the first time, it was far more than just a domestic political crisis.
Woodward and Costa interviewed more than 200 people at the center of the turmoil, resulting in more than 6,000 pages of transcripts—and a spellbinding and definitive portrait of a nation on the brink.
This classic study of Washington takes readers deep inside the Trump White House, the Biden White House, the 2020 campaign, and the Pentagon and Congress, with vivid, eyewitness accounts of what really happened.
Perilis supplemented throughout with never-before-seen material from secret orders, transcripts of confidential calls, diaries, emails, meeting notes and other personal and government records, making for an unparalleled history.
It is also the first inside look at Biden’s presidency as he faces the challenges of a lifetime: the continuing deadly pandemic and millions of Americans facing soul-crushing economic pain, all the while navigating a bitter and disabling partisan divide, a world rife with threats, and the hovering, dark shadow of the former president.
“We have much to do in this winter of peril,” Biden declared at his inauguration, an event marked by a nerve-wracking security alert and the threat of domestic terrorism.
Perilis the extraordinary story of the end of one presidency and the beginning of another, and represents the culmination of Bob Woodward’s news-making trilogy on the Trump presidency, along with Fearand Rage.And it is the beginning of a collaboration with fellow Washington Postreporter Robert Costa that will remind readers of Woodward’s coverage, with Carl Bernstein, of President Richard M. Nixon’s final days.
Appears very fair to all sides. Confirms my fears that this great country is headed to the dark side unless we can find competent leaders to guide us forward.55
Woodward is a political hack. Terrible book.15
the book is not fantastic, but it does shed some new light on the unhinged Cheeto in Chief. All the one star reviews are surprising, as I was unaware Trump voters could read or write.45
No surprises here.45
This book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa really kept me interested and wanting to read more. The details of how things took place during the election and transition from Trump and Biden Administrations kept spelled bound a keep on reading all night. Just like the last books that the two Woodward and Costa wrote. Kevin55
Bob Costa spreading Chinese propaganda. Don’t read15
Just finished the book and also did my research for hours on numerous points and also compared it with the testimony from Millie the past two days in the congressional hearing. To quote Adam Smith directly, “I was quoted in this book as well and a lot of what i said was conflated and not 100% accurately portrayed, it does happen. Just because someone says something that doesnt mean that it is an accurate portrayal and can be a misunderstanding”.15
And it’s only been nine months.15
THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE AND MR. WOODWORD AND MR. COSTA ARE DELIVERING IT FOR ALL TO READ AND KNOW THE DEMONIZING SELFISH, CARELESS, MALIGNANT, POWER LOVERS, GREEDY MINDS OF O THE ORANGE WALKING BLOB AND THOSE AROUND HIM. AND ALL THOSE ORANGE BLOB LOVERS ARE SO BLIND SO STUCK IN THE LIES. THE ORANGE BLOB WAS CORRECT REGARDING CLEANING THE SWAMP, HE SURE MADE SURE ALL THE WASTE SURFACED TO THE TOP FOR ALL OF US TO SEE. THANK YOU GENTLEMAN. HAT OFF ON YOUR COURAGEOUS JOB. YOU ARE TRUE PATRIOTS FOR WRITING THE TRUTH. SEMPER FI!55
A page turner, diligent and objective, providing a real time foundation for understanding current events and the political process.45