Bob Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post, where he has worked for more than 50 years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, one for his Watergate coverage and the other for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored 21 bestselling books, 15 of which have been #1 New York Times bestsellers.
Robert Costa is the Chief Election and Campaign Correspondent for CBS News, where he has worked since 2022. He previously served as a national political reporter at The Washington Post and as moderator and managing editor of Washington Week on PBS. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree from the University of Cambridge. He is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
"The clear theme of Peril is not a rehash or account of what transpired over the past year or so. It is a waving red flag designed to warn the electorate and chattering class that this story is far from over."--Mediaite
"The explosive new book....that rocked Washington and the world
with its headlines...you've done it again."--George
Stephanopolous, ABC "An amazing, intense, and very troubling
read . . . A book that is historical and also a caution - a warning
about the future. . . It's a fantastic book."--Jake Tapper,
CNN "A Bob Woodward book is like a large Christmas tree with
dozens and dozens and dozens of unique ornaments that you've never
seen before, news media headlines immediately focused on the
biggest and most important ornaments on that tree, and we all
eagerly read those first news reports about a Bob Woodward book.
But the reason to read the book, the reason to order this book
tonight or get it at your bookstore tomorrow is to see how the
whole story fits together and see all of those ornaments on the
tree that the news media never gets to because there are just too
many of them."--Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC "Extraordinary new
book . . . chalk full of scoops . . . iconic pieces of reporting .
. . A collaboration we have been waiting for. It lives up to all of
our hopes and expectations. . . It is stunning."--Nicolle
Wallace, MSNBC "Woodward and Costa make a powerful case that
America has had a narrow escape. It leaves all Americans, in
particular the Republican Party, with some thinking to
do"--Justin Webb, The Times, UK
"The thing that is so bracing and nerve-wracking and important about this new book is what it reveals about how much worse it was than we knew, how much closer we came to real disaster than we have known before now." -- Rachel Maddow, MSNBC
"The book details how Mr. Trump's presidency essentially
collapsed in his final months in office, particularly after his
election loss and the start of his campaign to deny the results."
-- Michael S. Schmidt, The New York Times "We know that the
period between the election and the inauguration was a time of
great domestic turmoil. And what Peril does is it shows that
this was also a grave national security crisis." -- Isaac
Stanley-Becker, The Washington Post "Explosive new details about
former President Donald Trump's actions around last year's election
and the January insurrection." -- PBS "Woodward and Costa
got an exclusive transcript of the call. Pelosi has the same
concerns that Milley does. The phone call is dramatic. It's blunt.
And Pelosi wants Milley to reassure her that the nuclear weapons
are safe." -- Jamie Gangel, CNN "Excerpts of the
Woodward/Costa book in The Washington Post and CNN make the Trump
administration's operations in January 2021 sound like a
bewildering blend of King Lear, The Decline and Fall of The Roman
Empire, Dr. Strangelove and Veep." -- Olivier Knox, The
"A cliffhanger . . . Like an installment of a deathless Marvel franchise, for all its spectacle Peril ends with a dismaying sense of prologue." - John Williams, The New York Times