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Bush at War Audiobook

Bush at War

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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.

©2002 Bob Woodward, All Rights Reserved; (P)2002 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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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  • Amazon Customer
    26/04/17
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    "Terrific hardcopy. Flawed audiobook abridgement"

    The subject matter is quite complex, and the reader should have the benefit of the reading experience completed by a full audio experience. This abridgement leaves out so many nuances of the hardcopy that it seems a waste. I'm very disappointed in the audiobook.

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  • Philip
    Burke, VA, United States
    03/11/10
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    "Bush at War"

    Bob Woodward's insider account of the inner workings of the Bush administration is fascinating. Only a privileged few would have his kind of access. His accounts are riveting. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    15/02/06
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    "Don't waste your time"

    Whitewash job for Bush Administration. No real substance to book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Douglas
    mission viejo, CA, USA
    12/07/04
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    "Balanced"

    Before the Iraq war began, I had hoped that the President and his advisors had more information than I and were making a well informed decision to invade Iraq. I was wrong. This book is wonderful at demonstrating how our elected officials and their advisors are just as human as we, and are just as likely to make emotional decisions with potentially disastrous results. This book compares well to Halberstamm's "Best and Brightest" about the Vietnam debacle. Woodward does a nice job of writing an objective account and avoids getting entangled in partisan arguments.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    Pascoevale SouthAustralia
    01/04/04
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    "Great inside review"

    This is a must listen if you are a keen follower of the 9/11 attacks and the events that followed. The inside account depicts emotion, interviews and unprecedented access to the BUSH predentcy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eugene
    San Carlos, CA, USA
    29/10/03
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    "Bush at War"

    I am sure if Bush wrote this book himself he could not make it more flattering. That does not really say much since Bush could not write or read any book. But you have to appreciate writer's presumptions about reader when he wrote that US military was reorganized in a month from obsolete force to the most powerful military on the planet, specifically equipped for the modern battles. If you want to read good propaganda there are yet better, more saddle examples.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    So this can't be used, ND, USA
    24/06/03
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    "An excellent book"

    A very well written book. Not biased in any way. Not right wing nor left wing but an account of the 1st 100 days after September 11th. The book itself is more than a look into the Whitehouse at the time. It is truely a tribute to the people "on the ground". CIA, Special Forces, etc. To most American's, this is an untold story. There were many unknowns in the Whitehouse. The story is about an incredible cast of characters like Powell, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Rice, and other unknown (and still classified unknown) people who have kept this country safe for many years.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jerry
    Madison, WI, USA
    21/04/03
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    11/04/03
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    "Bush at War"

    George Bush couldn't have written a more glossy and favorable profile of himself. This was surprising to me coming from someone synonymous with the Watergate discovery and investigation. Nevertheless, it was interesting to see the image the White House wished to project and how Mr. Woodward feigned objectivity while dutifully acting out the part of court historian.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jon
    tampa, FL, USA
    28/02/03
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    "I am no fan of Woodward, but"

    If Woodward is to be believed Bush's leadership qualities are outstanding. He studies a problem then decides what to do, then never looks back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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