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Plan of Attack

4 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Bob Woodward

The 2003 American invasion of Iraq was contentious, not just in the arena of global public opinion, but within the tight-lipped world of the George W. Bush White House. As Bob Woodward reveals inPlan of Attack, Vice-President Dick Cheney and Defense … see full wiki

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Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
4 reviews about Plan of Attack
review by . October 02, 2010
If this book proves one thing, it is the media's agenda setting power. No one or nothing can tell Americans what to think. The media, however, can be singularly successful at telling Americans what to think about. If you doubt this, simply take a look at this book's reviews. Everyone has an opinion and my hunch is that none of those opinions were changed by their reading of the book. There is no doubt that Woodward is a gifted reporter. Not only does he possess access to the key players, …
review by . May 31, 2004
Normally I don't read anything by Bob Woodward since he is one of the pioneers of journalism's modern ipse dixit syndrome. Ipse dixit is an unsupported assertion, usually by a person of standing. Woodward has specialized in this brand of 'journalism" since his "All The President's Men." The unidentified source whom we are to accept because Woodward (and at that time, Carl Bernstein) say so. Oviously that approach can lend itself to all manner of mischief, if not duplicity. In "Plan Of Attack," Woodward …
review by . August 13, 2004
Many of those who have read Woodward's previous books may share my high regard for the rigor and clarity of his thinking and writing as he continues to examine individuals who have had an especially significant impact on our society. Notably Presidents Nixon, Bush 41, Clinton, and Bush 43 as well as the U.S. Supreme Court (1969-1975) and Alan Greenspan. For whatever reasons, he obtains direct access to them and to their associates. He is also an exceptionally hard worker. Few other journalists commit …
review by . May 12, 2004
Bob Woodward first entered my life in the early 1970's, along with Carl Bernstein and Watergate. Over the years, Woodward has honed his reporting skills, establishing himself as a journalist with integrity. In Plan of Attack, Woodward addresses the meetings and historical decisions that resulted in America's war to depose Saddam Hussein. Other than Operation Desert Storm, a great cable event, this conflict has brought the reality of war into the American consciousness in a manner unseen since the …
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