480 pages. A landmark book by the author of nine #1 national nonfiction bestsellers.
Plan of Attack is the definitive account of a turning point in history as President George W. Bush, his war council, and allies launch a preemptive attack on Iraq, toppling Saddam Hussein and taking over the country. From in-depth interviews and documents, Bob Woodward provides an authoritative narrative of the Administration's behind-the-scenes maneuvering over two years and examines the causes and consequences of the most controversial war since Vietnam.
What emerges is an astonishingly intimate portrait of the President, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, CIA Director George Tenet, General Tommy Franks, other members of the war council and the White House staff, as well as key foreign leaders ranging from British Prime Minister Blair to Russian President Putin.
Plan of Attack relates the how and the why of decision making-including the secret meetings, secure phone calls, strategies, dilemmas, conflicts, and the raw emotions of war as they are rarely seen in contemporary history.
Praise for Bush at War: "Human and convincing in its telling detail." -Evan Thomas, Newsweek
"A work of spareness and authority....We are fortunate to have this richly detailed view of our nation's central policy command." -Fouad Ajami, The Washington Post Book World
"Woodward...is the best pure reporter of his generation, perhaps ever. He uncovers more things than anyone else." -Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard
Bob Woodward is an assistant managing editor of The Washington Post, where he has worked since 1971. He is the author or coauthor of nine #1 bestsellers, including Bush at War, his account of America's response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the war in Afghanistan. The others are Shadow, The Agenda, The Commanders, Veil, Wired, The Brethren, The Final Days, and All the President's Men. His two other books, The Choice and Maestro, were also national bestsellers. He lives in Washington, D.C. ISBN:074325547X