Fact Sheet

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Bob Woodward has co-authored or authored twelve #1 national best-selling non-fiction books. They are:

Woodward’s other books, The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate’s Deep Throat (2005), The Choice (1996) on the presidential election, Maestro: Greenspan’s Fed and the American Boom (2000), The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006 – 2008  (2008), and The Price of Politics were national best-sellers for months. His most recent book, The Last of the President’s Men, was released October 13, 2015.

Woodward teaches MasterClass

Woodward will teach a MasterClass on investigative journalism (forthcoming). Read more about the project or sign up to take the class.

Woodward focuses on how to interact and interview and build confidence and trust. Through case studies, he shows how he has done so with government officials at all levels, including presidents, CIA directors, intelligence operatives, FBI officials, senior and lower-level national security officials, top White House advisers, prosecutors, Supreme Court justices and their clerks, business leaders and members of the House and Senate and their aides.

In the Masterclass Woodward uses transcripts of interviews to demonstrate the power of listening and aggressive, patient, all-source method inquiry. Internal government documents will be shared with students as part of the discussion.

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Newsweek magazine has excerpted six of Woodward’s books in headline-making cover stories. 60 Minutes has done pieces on seven of his books; three of his books have been made into movies.

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. Read the rest of Woodward’s bio.

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