October 15, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning Writer and Investigative Reporter
Called the most famous investigative reporter in America by the New York Times, Bob Woodward is an assistant managing editor of the Washington Post where he has worked since 1971. He has won nearly every American journalism award including the Pulitzer for his report on the Watergate scandal. He earned a second Pulitzer as lead reporter for the team that reported on the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Woodward's latest 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.
Woodward's bestselling book, Obama's Wars, paints President Obama as a commander in chief who's searching for and demanding – amid fierce internal debate among advisers and military leaders – an exit strategy from Afghanistan. Woodward's book, both a national and New York Times best seller, was created from interviews with top administration officials, detailed meeting notes and classified documents. It offers a thought-provoking, vigorous take on the policy process strategy used to execute actions in Afghanistan.
Commenting on the legendary Washingtonian's record, the New York Times has said, "Bob Woodward is the most famous investigative reporter in America." Newsweek magazine excerpted five of his books in headline-making cover stories, 60 Minutes has featured three of his books, and three of Bob Woodward's books have been made into movies.
In State of Denial: Bush at War Part III, Woodward provides his inside story of a war-torn White House, and how the Bush administration avoided telling the truth about Iraq to the public, to Congress and often to themselves.
Woodward has co-authored or authored more #1 national best-selling nonfiction books than any contemporary American writer. Some of which include:
All the President's Men (1974), The Final Days (1976), both Watergate books, co authored with Bernstein; The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court (1979), co-authored with Scott Armstrong; Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi (1984) ; Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987 (1987); The Commanders (1991) on the First Bush administration and the Gulf War; The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House (1994); Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate (1999); Bush at War (2002) and Plan of Attack (2004)
Woodward was born March 26, 1943 in Illinois. He graduated from Yale University in 1965 and served five years as a communications officer in the U.S. Navy before beginning his journalism career at the Montgomery County (Maryland) Sentinel, where he was a reporter for one year before joining the Post. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Elsa Walsh, an author and writer for the New Yorker. He has two daughters, Tali and Diana.