Woodward has authored or co-authored more #1 U.S best-selling nonfiction books than any contemporary American writer. His works are intricate masterpieces, following forty years of politics in the U.S.
He has won nearly every American journalism award, including the Pulitzer Prize, which was given to the Post in 1973 for Woodward and fellow reporter Carl Bernstein's ground breaking story on the Watergate scandal. In addition, Woodward was the lead reporter for the Post's articles on the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that won the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002.
Most recently, Woodward has written the book "State of Denial", which chronicles the inner debates in the White House after the 9/11 attacks, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the subsequent decision to invade Iraq.
Woodward has written several books in response to his participation in breaking Watergate. In 1974, he co-authored "All the President's Men" with Carl Bernstein, a detailed account of their now infamous role in the scandal, and in 1976, they co-authored "The Final Days", which exposed the dramatic last months of Richard Nixon's presidency.
In recent years, Woodward's book "The Secret Man" has revealed long awaited answers behind Deep Throat, the source who uncovered Watergate during Nixon's presidency.
Notable among them are "The Commanders", written on the first Bush administration and the Gulf War, "Bush at War", which focuses on the second Bush administration and the war on terror, "Plan of Attack", on the decision to invade Iraq, and his latest, "The War Within", a continued exploration of the Bush administration's handling of the war in Iraq.
Newsweek magazine has excerpted five of Woodward's books in headline-making cover stories; 60 Minutes has done pieces on five of his books and Dateline on four of them; three of his books have been made into movies.
Woodward graduated from Yale University in 1965 and served five years as a communications officer in the U.S Navy before beginning his journalism career at the Montgomery County (Maryland) Sentinel where he was a reporter for one year before joining the Post. In 1992, The New York Times said, "Bob Woodward is the most famous investigative reporter in America."