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Obama's Wars

Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward provides the first inside account of President Obama wrestling with the fate of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the constant threat of terrorism. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with key administration officials, their deputies, and other firsthand sources, Woodward takes listeners deep into the national security state and shows how Obama debates, decides, and balances the enormous pressures facing the modern president. As always, Woodward also bases his work on extensive documentation, including internal memos, letters, detailed chronologies, and meeting notes that reveal the behind-the-scenes realities of the Obama era. Obama has learned that he is not commander-in-chief of the economy. Many of his high-profile domestic reforms-health care, education, and energy-were largely turned over to Congress. But the president has realized the weight and reach of his authority as commander-in-chief, a responsibility that may define much of his legacy. Filled with intimate scenes told verbatim, this is an unprecedented look at a young president responding to the dangers and commitments of the twenty-first century.

Bob Woodward provides the first inside account of President Obama wrestling with the fate of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the constant threat of terrorism. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with key administration officials, their deputies, and other firsthand sources, Woodward takes listeners deep into the national security state and shows how Obama debates, decides, and balances the enormous pressures facing the modern president. As always, Woodward also bases his work on extensive documentation, including internal memos, letters, detailed chronologies, and meeting notes that reveal the behind-the-scenes realities of the Obama era. Obama has learned that he is not commander-in-chief of the economy. Many of his high-profile domestic reforms-health care, education, and energy-were largely turned over to Congress. But the president has realized the weight and reach of his authority as commander-in-chief, a responsibility that may define much of his legacy. Filled with intimate scenes told verbatim, this is an unprecedented look at a young president responding to the dangers and commitments of the twenty-first century.
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Bob Woodward provides the first inside account of President Obama wrestling with the fate of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the constant threat of terrorism. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with key administration officials, their deputies, and other firsthand sources, Woodward takes listeners deep into the national security state and shows how Obama debates, decides, and balances the enormous pressures facing the modern president. As always, Woodward also bases his work on extensive documentation, including internal memos, letters, detailed chronologies, and meeting notes that reveal the behind-the-scenes realities of the Obama era. Obama has learned that he is not commander-in-chief of the economy. Many of his high-profile domestic reforms-health care, education, and energy-were largely turned over to Congress. But the president has realized the weight and reach of his authority as commander-in-chief, a responsibility that may define much of his legacy. Filled with intimate scenes told verbatim, this is an unprecedented look at a young president responding to the dangers and commitments of the twenty-first century.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Boyd Gaines

Length:

15h 37m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

35:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

44:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

43:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

41:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

43:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

22:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

29:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

28:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

29:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

13:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:07