Obama's Wars by Bob Woodward audiobook

Obama's Wars

By Bob Woodward
Read by Boyd Gaines

Simon & Schuster Audio
15.62 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781442340176

Bob Woodward provides the first inside account of President Obama wrestling with the fate of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the constant threat of terrorism. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with key administration officials, their deputies, and other firsthand sources, Woodward takes listeners deep into the national security state and shows how Obama debates, decides, and balances the enormous pressures facing the modern president.As always, Woodward also bases his work on extensive documentation, including internal memos, letters, detailed chronologies, and meeting notes that reveal the behind-the-scenes realities of the Obama era.Obama has learned that he is not commander-in-chief of the economy. Many of his high-profile domestic reforms—health care, education, and energy—were largely turned over to Congress. But the president has realized the weight and reach of his authority as commander-in-chief, a responsibility that may define much of his legacy. Filled with intimate scenes told verbatim, this is an unprecedented look at a young president responding to the dangers and commitments of the twenty-first century.

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#1 New York Times bestseller

#1 Wall Street Journal bestseller

APublishers Weekly bestseller

AnAudie Award Finalist

Bob Woodward provides the first inside account of President Obama wrestling with the fate of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the constant threat of terrorism.

Drawing on hundreds of interviews with key administration officials, their deputies, and other firsthand sources, Woodward takes listeners deep into the national security state and shows how Obama debates, decides, and balances the enormous pressures facing the modern president.

As always, Woodward also bases his work on extensive documentation, including internal memos, letters, detailed chronologies, and meeting notes that reveal the behind-the-scenes realities of the Obama era.

Obama has learned that he is not commander-in-chief of the economy. Many of his high-profile domestic reforms—health care, education, and energy—were largely turned over to Congress. But the president has realized the weight and reach of his authority as commander-in-chief, a responsibility that may define much of his legacy. Filled with intimate scenes told verbatim, this is an unprecedented look at a young president responding to the dangers and commitments of the twenty-first century.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"[Woodward's] books on the Bush administration’s response to the September 11 attacks and the Iraq war have been definitive, and now he has provided a similar account of the bitter feuds that have affected the Obama administration’s handling of the war in Afghanistan." Telegraph (London)
"Woodward uses his nearly unrestricted access to the key players to paint an authoritative portrait of the process that led to President Obama’s decision to deploy increased military might in the Afghanistan War. Using a chronological structure and a highly informative writing style, Woodward guides listeners through the military and political intrigue leading to the “surge.” Boyd Gaines provides a clear, smooth, and rapid narration." AudioFile

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 15.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English