The Price of Politics

The Price of Politics
Hardcover:448 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
(September 11, 2012)
ISBN: 978-1451651102
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Based on 18 months of reporting, Woodward’s 17th 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.


“A remarkable achievement. . . . Woodward, being Woodward, digs deeper and draws more out of the protagonists than anyone else has.”Jeff Shesol, The Washington Post

“Required Reading”—Politico

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