Peril / Bob Woodward, Robert Costa.
- 15 of 79 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
- 0 of 2 copies available at New Milford Public Library.
94 current holds with 79 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|New Milford Public Library||973.933 WOO (Text to phone)||34021147448753||Adult New Nonfiction||Checked out||12/01/2021|
|New Milford Public Library||973.933 WOO (Text to phone)||34021147450247||Adult Lease||Checked out||12/07/2021|
- ISBN: 1982182911 : HRD
- ISBN: 9781982182915 : HRD
- ISBN: 9781982182915
- ISBN: 1982182911
- Physical Description: xxviii, 482 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bob Woodward and Robert Costa cover the end of the Trump presidency and the early months of the Biden presidency.
Search for related items by subject
|Subject:||United States > Politics and government > 2017-2021.
United States > Politics and government > 2021-
Trump, Donald, 1946-
Biden, Joseph R., Jr.
Presidents > United States > Election > 2020.
Presidents > United States > 21st century.
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
There's a line that gets kicked around a lot: shocking but not surprising. And that sums up many of the revelations that Washington Post journalists Woodward and Costa deliver in this dive into the 2020 presidential campaign, election, and aftermath. The portrait of a furious Donald Trump in denial about his election loss surprises no one. However, that General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, felt he had to reassure his counterpart in China that the U.S. was stable and convince Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (after she called Trump crazy several times in a phone call) that there would be no nuclear war does provide a certain frisson. More shocking (and, in this case, perhaps surprising, too) is the fact that one of Trump's lawyers presented a six-point plan to the former president on how to "legally" overthrow the election on January 6. What hasn't been touched on much in the early media coverage of this book is that it spends a fair amount of pages on Joe Biden, his campaign, and his actions after the election, a welcome, if sometimes bland, counterpoint to the postelection frenzy. Although the authors interviewed hundreds of people for the book, several voices stand out: General Milley, former attorney general Bill Barr, and Biden's White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain. Whether their testimony is designed to set the record straight or rehabilitate their reputations is up to readers to decide. In the continuing flood of books about Trump and the election, this stands out as not just another political tell-all.
Publishers Weekly Review
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
In his third book about the Trump presidency (following Fear and Rage), Woodward joins forces with his Washington Post colleague Costa to offer a harrowing if familiar chronicle of the lead-up to and fallout from the 2020 election. The authors open with the dramatic revelation that Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, twice reassured his Chinese counterparts that President Trump wouldn't launch a surprise attack to improve his chances of staying in office, and that if Trump tried to do so, the Chinese would be warned. According to the authors, Milley also limited Trump's ability to launch nuclear weapons. Drawing on anonymous interviews with "more than 200 firsthand participants and witnesses," Woodward and Costa also document how Trump's remarks about the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville motivated Biden to run for president, and offer fly-on-the-wall accounts of Republican in-fighting over claims that the election was rigged, Vice President Mike Pence's waffling over whether he should overturn the electoral results, and negotiations over President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. Unfortunately, none of these reveals match the drama of those pertaining to Milley, and readers hoping for new insights into the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol will be disappointed. This well-sourced recap feels more rote than revelatory. (Sept.)