From the publisher:
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT. ‘Fear is a meticulously researched account of a White House and a president in financial, legal and personal disorder...essential reading...’ Daily Mail ‘I think you’ve always been fair.’ President Donald J. Trump, in a call to Bob Woodward, August 14, 2018 ‘The sheer weight of anecdotes depicts a man with no empathy and a pathological capacity for lying.’ Financial Times ‘Fear depicts a White House awash in dysfunction, where the Lord of the Flies is the closest thing to an owner’s manual.’ The Guardian ‘Though his books are often sensational, he is the opposite of sensationalist . . . He’s Washington’s chronicler in chief.’ Nick Bryant, BBC ‘Horribly fascinating. Strongly recommended. If you can bear it.’ Richard Dawkins ‘He is the master and I’d trust him over politicians of either party any day of the week.’ New York Times ‘Woodward is truth’s gold standard.’ Washington Post 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.