Bob Woodward is an associate editor at the Washington Post where he has worked for 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 20 international bestselling books, 14 of which have been No 1 New York Times bestsellers. Robert Costa is a national political reporter at the Washington Post, where he has worked since 2014. He previously served as moderator and managing editor of Washington Week on PBS and as a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree from the University of Cambridge.
'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 * '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 * Washington Post * 'A cliffhanger... Like an instalment of a deathless Marvel franchise, for all its spectacle Peril ends with a dismaying sense of prologue.' -- John Williams * 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 * NPR * '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 * '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 * New York Times *