Friday, October 15, 2021
Transcripts. The rocky transition of power from President Trump to President Biden could have proceeded in ways even worse than what happened. That’s one conclusion I drew after reading the book titled, Peril, by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. The authors recorded interviews with more than two hundred people, received documents, and produced over six thousand pages of transcripts for distillation to readers without attribution of who said what. We know that neither Trump nor Biden were interviewed for this book. Readers can safely assume that the reason many individuals wanted to talk to Woodward and Costa was to put themselves in the best light possible. With that context, any reader interested in the recent turmoil in United States politics can find even more cause for alarm about recent history after reading this book. Personally, I’d love to read the transcripts, especially after a subject has relaxed with food and drink at the homes of the authors. Instead, we rely on the reporters to tell us an abbreviated and compelling story. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Peril from amazon.com.