Bob Woodward drew international attention during the reporting of the Watergate scandal in 1973. Both Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward were working together on this scandal. From that time, the inner workings of secret government have remained the focus of his work. His revelation to readers and speech audience explicitly reflects a fact-based and neutral assessment of events in Washington that nobody else can provide.
The last nine U.S. presidents have been documented by Woodward. He also narrated how the power of the presidency has evolved. Woodward has written 20 bestselling books, 14 positioned at #1, more than any contemporary nonfiction writer.
His bestseller, Fear: Trump in the White House, is the first in-depth analysis ever made into the first months of any American president. His 20th book, Rage, explored behind the scenes of the Trump presidency like never before.
His 21st book will cover the early days of Biden’s presidency and the final days of the Trump presidency.
Woodward discusses in his speeches the growing powers of the presidency and the significant lessons that can be learned from the presidents he has covered.
He critically evaluates the role of the media and if it is doing its job rightfully. The audience is going to be awe-inspired by the vision of living legend. Since 1971, He has been working for The Washington Post, currently in the position of associate editor.
Apart from two Pulitzers, Woodward has almost every American journalism award.
Former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates spoke highly about Woodward by expressing his wish to recruit him into the CIA. According to him, ‘’Woodward has an outstanding capability to get otherwise responsible adults to reveal their secrets to him. He can make people disclose the stuff that they oughtn’t to talk about is a brilliant and one of its own kind of talent.”
No other person from political investigative journalism commands the same respect, influence, and status as Woodward.
He has his own genius way to engage insiders to make them spill out such information that briefly depicts political infighting, how we fight wars, the price of politics, how presidents lead, the homeland security efforts, and much more.
He works painstakingly and counts on authentic resources such as classified documents, internal memos, meeting notes, and hundreds of hours of recorded interviews with most of the key players, as well as the president.
Therefore, His book “Trump in the White House” sold more than 1.1 million copies in its first week in September 2018, breaking the 94-year first-week sales record of its publisher Simon & Schuster. During the first four months, approximately 2 million copies in hardback, eBook, and audio sold.
His speeches are the mirror of his writing, brief &implying, which enable the audience to read between the lines about what’s happening in power corridors in the age of digitization. He provides a fusion of stories from the past and present to give a more relevant picture of recent events with historical context.
Moreover, Woodward was the chief reporter for the Post’s articles on the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks that also achieved the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002.
In the words of Bob Schieffer of CBS News, “Woodward has recognized himself as the best reporter of our time.’’
While Lloyd Green complimented him, the best reporter of all time in a review for The Guardian that Fear “depicts a White House awash in dysfunction where the Lord of the Flies is the closest thing to an owner’s manual.”
He also received praise from The Weekly Standard called Woodward “the best pure reporter of his generation, perhaps ever.” In 2003, Al Hunt of The Wall Street Journal called Woodward “the most celebrated journalist of our age.”
Time magazine has called All the President’s Men, by Bernstein and Woodward, “Perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.”
He has authored and co-authored 14 #1 national best-selling non-fiction books.
These include All the President’s Men (1974) and 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 1981-87 (1987); The Commanders (1991); The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House (1994); Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate (1999); Bush at War (2002); Plan of Attack (2004); State of Denial: Bush at War Part III (2006); Obama’s Wars (2010); Fear: Trump in the White House (2018); and Rage (2020). Woodward’s other national bestselling books are The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate’s Deep Throat (2005), The Choice (1996), Maestro: Greenspan’s Fed and the American Boom (2000), The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008 (2008), The Price of Politics (2012), and The Last of the President’s Men (2015).
Six of Woodward’s books have been excerpted by Newsweek magazine. Some feature films are based on three of his books.
The online learning portal MasterClass issued ‘’Bob Woodward Teaches Investigative Journalism.”
In this literature, Woodward shared a detailed insight about his career, telling students what truth is, how to find it, and how to draft a story with it.
Born on March 26, 1943, in Illinois, He graduated from Yale University in 1965. As a communications officer in the U.S. Navy, he worked five years before pursuing his journalism career at the Montgomery County Sentinel (Maryland), where he was a reporter for one year before joining the Post.