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The most famous political investigative reporter in America and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Bob Woodward provides a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of government, politics and the role of leadership.
Consistently revealing the inside, hidden stories of Washington and the American Presidency—from Watergate to the Supreme Court, the CIA, Pentagon, Federal Reserve, the 9/11 terrorist attacks to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the efforts to resolve America’s fiscal condition, Bob Woodward is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post associate editor who has earned iconic status in American journalistic heritage. An experienced observer, Woodward highlights and analyzes the most important issues of the day sharing with audiences’ critical timely insights while providing the depth and breadth of information needed to gain perspective into today’s current state of affairs both at home and abroad. Called “the best pure reporter of his generation, perhaps ever” by The Weekly Standard, Woodward has authored or co-authored more national best-selling non-fiction books than any other contemporary American writer—winning him national acclaim. A recent best seller, The Price of Politics (September 2012), is based on 18 months of reporting and 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. His most recent book, The Last of the President’s Men (October, 2015) provides the last pieces of the Nixon puzzle and is based on 46 hours of interviews with President Nixon’s aide who revealed the secret tapes.
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Donald Trump is creating an entirely new American Presidency, breaking most rules and setting a new non-traditional course. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward is now turning to the next president, putting him in context and addressing what is going on behind the scenes and what to expect.
Woodward speaks to critical questions such as: How did Trump get to the White House? What are his true intentions? What can be believed? What positions are real? What information can be trusted and what statements and tweets really reflect where he is going? Can he deliver? Who will support or attempt to thwart him? Who does he really listen to? And what may it all mean?
No one knows the American presidency as well as Bob Woodward, the Post’s veteran reporter-historian, who has written Number #1 best selling books covering all eight of the last presidents from Nixon to Obama.
No one has uncovered more of the hidden stories from the secret world of presidents, the CIA, the Pentagon and the Supreme Court than Woodward. Beginning with the coverage of Watergate with Carl Bernstein and their book and movie All the President’s Men (which Time Magazine called “perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history”) to his two best-selling books on Obama he presents an encyclopedia of case studies in presidential leadership, secret decision-making and the hard-nosed politics of Washington.
Only someone with more than four decades of explaining and understanding the American presidency with his signature aggressive but fair and non-partisan reporting can quickly provide a timely portrait of Trump. The new president comes to an office which, as Woodward demonstrates, has an increased and astounding concentration of power.
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Bob Woodward’s presentation made the evening a success!Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
Bob Woodward was a big hit both on the stage and at dinner. He is a warm and engaging guy and and a perfect fit for our audience.National Grocers Association
Bob Woodward was so gracious with his time with our donors and guests and was a delight to be around. His remarks were smart, insightful, thought-provoking, witty, hilarious and portrayed the essences of our past presidents in his unique way. We've been fortunate to bring some influential, bright minds to Santa Barbara and Mr. Woodward definitely put us on the map for hosting quality conversations about things that matter.Westmont College
Yesterday was great! I think most people here appreciated the opportunity to spend a day with arguably the greatest investigative journalist of all time. Bob Woodward was very good with the kids, and his sense of humor kept the adults relaxed as well. We were all amazed at just how much Bob knows about the last few Presidents. My students had seen All the President's Men the night before so they had fun comparing Bob with a young Robert Redford.Choate Rosemary Hall
Bob Woodward was great! He was fascinating and he provided an interactive discussion. We were all thrilled!New York Bankers Association
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were marvelous, individually and as a team. Their joint presentation was smooth, well-prepared, and not only riveted our audience, but also demonstrated the complementary differences between them that made them a successful working duo.Society of the Four Arts
Bob Woodward’s format was perfect for engaging the audience. We filled the venue to its capacity!Duke University
Bob Woodward was gracious, powerful, pithy, kind, fascinating, funny and just so wonderful.Finance Compliance
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