‘War Within’ Embargo Broken

The fourth volume in Bob Woodward’s series on the Bush presidency is embargoed until Monday.

According to Editor and Publisher, the trade journal on the newspaper business, the Washington Post had a deal to run a four-part excerpt beginning on Sunday. Fox News posted a story on the book late yesterday, saying  “an advance copy was obtained exclusively by FOX News.” 

As a result of Fox breaking the embargo, the Washington Post, put up a detailed story about the book less than two hours later on their Web site, which also appears on the front page of the Post today. Both the Fox and the Post stories have now been picked up by news agencies all over the world.

The book is considered one of the major titles of the Fall, but library holds are surprisingly light at this point. At the four large libraries I checked, there are a total of 231 holds on 177 copies; a ratio of 1.31 holds per copy. 

Woodward will appear on 60 Minutes on Sunday.


The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008

Bob Woodward

  • Hardcover: 512 pages; $32.00
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (September 8, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1416558977
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416558972
  • Audio CD: Abridged, $29.95
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; (September 8, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0743570502
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743570503

One Response to “‘War Within’ Embargo Broken”

  1. jewel Says:

    FYI — I bought this title for my library system prior to it having a title and is in our catalog as “untitled” by Bob Woodward. Might this have had an effect on the light holdings you found?