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Rage

Rage

Written by Bob Woodward

Narrated by Robert Petkoff


Rage

Written by Bob Woodward

Narrated by Robert Petkoff

ratings:
4.5/5 (333 ratings)
Length:
13 hours
Released:
Sep 15, 2020
ISBN:
9781797113043
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Editor's Note

Crucial portrait…

In this follow-up to “Fear,” Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Bob Woodward once again takes readers behind-the-scenes of the Trump administration. Painstaking research, unprecedented access to personal communications of those close to Trump, and interviews with the Commander in Chief himself make this a crucial portrait of one of our most polarizing presidents.

Description

Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, is an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of new reporting on the Trump presidency facing a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest.

Woodward, the #1 international bestselling author of Fear: Trump in the White House, has uncovered the precise moment the president was warned that the Covid-19 epidemic would be the biggest national security threat to his presidency. In dramatic detail, Woodward takes readers into the Oval Office as Trump’s head pops up when he is told in January 2020 that the pandemic could reach the scale of the 1918 Spanish Flu that killed 675,000 Americans.

In 17 on-the-record interviews with Woodward over seven volatile months—an utterly vivid window into Trump’s mind—the president provides a self-portrait that is part denial and part combative interchange mixed with surprising moments of doubt as he glimpses the perils in the presidency and what he calls the “dynamite behind every door.”

At key decision points, Rage shows how Trump’s responses to the crises of 2020 were rooted in the instincts, habits and style he developed during his first three years as president.

Revisiting the earliest days of the Trump presidency, Rage reveals how Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats struggled to keep the country safe as the president dismantled any semblance of collegial national security decision making.

Rage draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand witnesses as well as participants’ notes, emails, diaries, calendars and confidential documents.

Woodward obtained 25 never-seen personal letters exchanged between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a “fantasy film.”

Trump insists to Woodward he will triumph over Covid-19 and the economic calamity. “Don’t worry about it, Bob. Okay?” Trump told the author in July. “Don’t worry about it. We’ll get to do another book. You’ll find I was right.”

Includes excerpts from Bob Woodward’s interviews with President Donald J. Trump for Rage.
Released:
Sep 15, 2020
ISBN:
9781797113043
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Bob Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post where he has worked for 49 years and reported on every American president from Nixon to Trump. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for the Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein, and second 20 years later as the lead Post reporter for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


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  • (4/5)
    O melhor da série Trump.
    Fury, Fear, RAGE. Mais informações sobre a derradeira temporada de Trump na presidência.
  • (4/5)
    This book is okay. Essentially it’s just under 15 hours affirming what most of us already know: Donald Trump is utterly incapable of personal responsibility, and is also utterly incapable of competent governance in the face of crisis.
  • (4/5)
    I like bob woodward books. i feel that he is fair, his style is what jornalism should be: informative and imparcial!
  • (5/5)
    Provides an objective overview of the Trump white house and decision making process substantiated by recorded interviews with both sides of the story. No hidden agenda to sway your mind one way or the other, just facts chronicled to paint a true portrait.
  • (5/5)
    Excellent. Very enlightening and insightful. I recommend this one.
  • (4/5)
    It is fine, plus this reading person has clarity of diction.So it's good for listener ship for a listener.
  • (5/5)
    The actual interviews are quite revealing about the character of Mr. Trump. Bob Woodward’s writing talent of chronicling events includes salient details that do not disappear in their complexity.
  • (5/5)
    The amount of research and first hand accounts are astonishing! So impressive!
  • (5/5)
    Too bad that Republicans are not reading this book. Even if I were to send this to my friends they won’t read it.
  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Real facts!! Excellent book from Bob Woodward
    strongly recommended read before 2020 November 1st

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    No surprises here, Bob Woodward again shines a light on what we all need to know regardless of which way we lean left or right. It’s going to be a long hard road ahead God bless America.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    12 people found this helpful

    Stunning! I knew Trump was grotesque, but this proves, in his own words, that Trump is an absolute psychopath! A true serial killer who is targeting his own followers at his rallies to unleashed his murderous lust on this country! He and his ignorant followers are traitors in every sense of the word!

    12 people found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    4 people found this helpful

    A masterpiece of journalism from a consummate professional about a complete buffoon.

    4 people found this helpful

  • (4/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    This was...illuminating, at times, because I didn't know much of what was going on with his staff and advisors, and honestly, when my mental health is suffering, I avoided some of the news about him and definitely didn't know how serious and scary some situations were looking back. But I was also surprised as I read this to realize how numb and accepting I've become to how Trump is acting - I spent a lot of it going, meh, not surprised. It wasn't a hard to follow read, and the audio narration was decently done.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Eye opening. Worth a read by people of every political affiliation. I don’t want to get into my personal political views, suffice it to say that I have voted Republican my entire life. This book, written by an incredible reporter, is filled with quotes directly from the president and his advisers. It should be read by everyone before voting in the 2020 election.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (4/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    I gained much insight into the Republican foreign policy and conservative viewpoints as well as into our president. The book seems more objective and fair than I expected.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Wow I loved the actual taped conversations with Trump at the end. If nothing else listen to the prologue and epilogue.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (4/5)

    2 people found this helpful

    Would of preferred Woodward read it. Audio version is a great way to get across redundancy & stupidity of our President and how all he cares about is himself. Didn't like the title....Frustration would of been better.

    2 people found this helpful

  • (5/5)
    Wow. Very detailed. 1 in 1000 books.
    He even got the President to sit for so many interviews. More impressive is how frank the President was.
    I appreciate most, his review of the fact as stated by the president vs his opinion. When stating his opinion, he would include “I think” or “in my experience” etc.
    it is appreciated to have the facts and the author’s opinion. Trust, it seems, so many authors give their opinions as facts.
  • (1/5)

    5 people found this helpful

    Scribd is NOT supposed to be a biased platform that ALWAYS recommends biased books against Republicans and in favor of Democrats, what a DISGRACE, I am for LIBERTY and FREEDOM, it's fine that you want to create a pro-Democrat and anti-Republican reading platform, but OWN IT, stop pretending you're not BIASED.

    5 people found this helpful

  • (1/5)

    2 people found this helpful

    Total buncombe. Woodward's book is a disgraceful screed, obviously written to pilfer the pockets of the sociopathic progressive Trump haters in the democratic party.

    2 people found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Timely. Honest. Candid. Unbiased. Good context. Comparison to FDR and other presidential interviews was welcome perspective. I enjoyed the live interview coverage segment at the end. Impressive. Keep journaling!

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)
    Amazing and shocking reporting from behind the scenes. A study in hubris powered by a complete lack of self-awareness. Glad I didn’t read it before the election; thankful it resulted in the subject of the book being defeated. Likely we will not ever know the depths of the malfeasance in that administration.
  • (1/5)
    The title is very demeaning, author is very disrespectful to the president.
  • (5/5)
    Great narrator, change voice for every character. Bob the writer is great compiling this book, it cracks me when trump s quotes come up. But listening to trump’s recording at the end, he is so annoying I want to stop playing, must took patience for Bob to complete this book and reveal Trump’s self centered mindset, incredible, I could put the book away, great book
  • (5/5)
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  • (2/5)
    It actively spreads right-wing propaganda about the lockdown in Wuhan when it fits the author’s narrative to bash China. On 23-24 Jan, both domestic and international travel were closed in Wuhan (a simple Wikipedia search is not that hard), but the authors frequently cites the ridiculous claim that China intentionally lets people from Wuhan spread the virus to the world while only shuts down the domestic travel.

    As to the stories about Trump, the main character of the book, there is nothing really new, just plain and boring, I rarely agree with Trump, but this time he was right.