The Price of Politics

By Bob Woodward
Read by Boyd Gaines

13.73 Hours 09/11/2012 abridged
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Based on 18 months of reporting, Woodward's 17th book The Price of Politics is an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government’s fiscal condition over three and one half years. Drawn from memos, contemporaneous meeting notes, emails, and in-depth interviews with the central players, The Price of Politics addresses the key issue of the presidential and congressional campaigns: the condition of the American economy and how and why we got there. Providing verbatim, day-by-day, even hour-by-hour accounts, the book shows what really happened, what drove the debates, negotiations, and struggles that define, and will continue to define, the American future.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A 2012 Washington Post Notable Book for Nonfiction

Based on 18 months of reporting, Woodward's 17th book The Price of Politics is an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government’s fiscal condition over three and one half years. Drawn from memos, contemporaneous meeting notes, emails, and in-depth interviews with the central players, The Price of Politics addresses the key issue of the presidential and congressional campaigns: the condition of the American economy and how and why we got there. Providing verbatim, day-by-day, even hour-by-hour accounts, the book shows what really happened, what drove the debates, negotiations, and struggles that define, and will continue to define, the American future.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A highly detailed dissection of the debt-limit negotiations. … A remarkable achievement…Woodward, being Woodward, digs deeper and draws more out of the protagonists than anyone else has.” The Washington Post
“Groundbreaking” David Gregory, NBC's Meet the Press
“Takes us inside the room once again.” Charlie Rose
“Required Reading” Politico
“Bob Woodward, in characteristic fashion, does his competitors one better by filling in blanks and providing even finer detail.” The Daily Beast

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Author Bio: Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward is an associate editor at the Washington Post, where he has worked for almost forty years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for the Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal and later for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored or coauthored a number of nationally bestselling nonfiction books, including Obama’s Wars, The War Within, Bush at War, and others. Before becoming a journalist, Woodward worked as a communications officer in the US Navy.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 13.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English