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Rage

Bob Woodward

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Rage is an intimate look at the Trump presidency from a celebrated investigative journalist who had unfettered access to all the major players.

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Rage

Rage

by Bob Woodward

Overview

Investigative journalist Bob Woodward has been covering United States presidencies for nearly 50 years. Woodward was at the center of many landmark reports beginning with the Watergate scandal in 1972, which led to several high profile government investigations and the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

Rage is the sequel to Woodward's bestselling book Fear: Trump in the White House, which characterized Donald Trump's first years of the presidency as a blundering comedy of errors. In this second installation, Woodward shows how Trump's often misguided nonchalant governance style nearly ran the U.S. into the ground.

Rage was published in 2020, just before Americans had to decide whether they were going to re-elect Trump for a second term or not. In many ways, this book is Woodward's elaborate declaration of a vote of no confidence.

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When his performance as president is taken in its entirety, I can only reach one conclusion: Trump is the wrong man for the job.

- Bob Woodward

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