RaveThe Washington Post\"At a moment when feverish talk of presidential impeachment dominates the political discourse, Fear is full of Nixonian echoes ... Fear is an important book, not only because it raises serious questions about the president’s basic fitness for the office but also because of who the author is...His utter devotion to \'just the facts\' digging and his compulsively thorough interviews, preserved on tape for this book, make him a reliable narrator. In an age of \'alternative facts\' and corrosive tweets about “fake news,” Woodward is truth’s gold standard ... these days Woodward’s flat, reportorial tone seems like the perfect antidote to the adversarial roar on Fox or Twitter. The authority of dogged reporting, utterly denuded of opinion, gives the book its credibility.\
MixedThe New York Times Book ReviewBy the end of Unbelievable it’s clear how wrong they all were in thinking they could run over 'Little Katy' ... Unbelievable offers a vivid sense of how threatening Trump’s personal insults can feel ... The more personal story Tur tells in Unbelievable is also compelling. Her parents were daredevil journalists in Los Angeles, hanging out of helicopters, sometimes with their daughter in tow ... Unlike two other recent books about the 2016 election, Shattered, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, which focuses on the dysfunction of the Clinton campaign, and Devil’s Bargain, by Joshua Green, which dissects the relationship between Trump and his Svengali, Steve Bannon, Tur’s account has no juicy insider details. It doesn’t say anything new about Trump and appears to have been dashed off. I found the narrative hard to follow. The chronology is purposely jumbled, jumping back and forth from the frenzy of election night to the rest of the campaign and then weaving in short takes from Tur’s personal life. Navigating through the book can be confusing. But one subject that Tur richly examines is the outrageous sexism of Trump and many of his supporters ... Unbelievable does capture the competitiveness within network television. Tur recounts her understandable disappointment when she was cut out of coverage of an NBC presidential debate.