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Two Teams of Post Reporters, Including Bob Woodward, Are Doing Rival Books—About Very Similar Subjects

Woodward and Robert Costa will look at Trump's final days. Their competition will include Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig.

Bob Woodward in 2010. Photograph by Flickr user Miguel Ariel Contreras Drake-McLaughlin.

Two new books about the end of President Trump’s term in office are in the works from Washington Post reporters, according to reports on Monday:

• Bob Woodward and Robert Costa will team up to write “a book on the final days of the Trump presidency and the first phase of the Biden presidency,” Mike Allen reports for Axios.

• Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig will write a new book about Trump’s last days in office, Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman report in Politico.

The Post‘s nonfiction book critic, Carlos Lozada, recently published a book about Trump books, noting in an essay that “One of the ironies of our time is that a man who rarely reads has inspired an onslaught of book-length writing about his presidency.”

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute,, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.