The Price of Politics

The Price of Politics

By Bob Woodward; Boyd Gaines (Read by)

Simon & Schuster Audio, Compact Disc, Abridged, 9781442353299, 7pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2012

Based on 18 months of reporting, Woodward's 17th book "The Price of Politics" is an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government's fiscal condition over three and one half years. Drawn from memos, contemporaneous meeting notes, emails, and in-depth interviews with the central players, "The Price of Politics "addresses the key issue of the presidential and congressional campaigns: the condition of the American economy and how and why we got there. Providing verbatim, day-by-day, even hour-by-hour accounts, the book shows what really happened, what drove the debates, negotiations, and struggles that define, and will continue to define, the American future.

About the Author
Bob Woodward is an associate editor at "The Washington Post", where he has worked for forty-four years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for "The Washington Post" s coverage of the Watergate scandal, and later for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored or coauthored twelve #1 national nonfiction bestsellers. He has two daughters, Tali and Diana, and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, writer Elsa Walsh.

Boyd Gaines has narrated more than fifty audiobooks, including titles for Ernest Hemingway, Dan Brown, Tom Clancy, and Stephen King. He also read Jimmy Carter s "White House Diary "for Macmillan Audio. Of his performance in Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen's "Grant Comes East", which won an Earphones Award, "AudioFile" magazine said, "Gaines delivers all with the deft touch of a master tactician. It's truly a remarkable performance."

Gaines s many film credits include "The Robber Barons of Wall Street, Second Best, I'm Not Rappaport, Heartbreak Ridge, Fame", and "Porky s". He's won four Tony Awards for performances in "The Heidi Chronicles, She Loves Me, Contact", and "Gypsy". He was also nominated for a Tony Award for "Journey's End". On television, he's appeared in "The Good Wife, Law & Order, 100 Centre Street, A Woman Called Jackie, A Son's Promise", and in the popular series "One Day at a Time".