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Woodward Book to Show Obama Fighting for Agenda

Tuesday, 11 May 2010 08:26 PM

 

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Bob Woodward's upcoming book on the Obama administration will portray the president struggling for control of his domestic agenda, according to the publisher's catalog.

Simon & Schuster will release the book, currently untitled, this fall. The catalog said that Woodward's text will be based on "hundreds of interviews with key administration officials, deputies and other firsthand sources," along with "internal memos, letters, detailed chronologies, and meeting notes."

"Obama has learned that he is not commander-in-chief of the economy," according to the catalog. "Many of his high-profile domestic reforms — health care, education, and energy — were largely turned over to Congress."

Woodward, the celebrated investigative reporter for The Washington Post, wrote four best-selling accounts of the George W. Bush administration that included interviews with President Bush and other top officials.

For his new book, Woodward uses "intimate scenes told verbatim," and takes "readers deep into the national security state and shows how Obama debates, decides, and balances the enormous pressures facing the modern president."

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