Days of Fire
Department:WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Audience:Open to the Public
Woodrow Wilson School
Peter Baker, White House correspondent for The New York Times, will present a public talk based on his new book, "Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House," at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall. A public reception and book sale/signing of his book will follow the discussion in the Bernstein gallery.
Baker is also a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine covering President Obama and his administration. This is the third U.S. president he has covered.
Prior to joining the The Times, Baker was with The Washington Post where he covered President George W. Bush’s second term, including the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, Supreme Court nominations and midterm elections. He also covered President Bill Clinton’s second term, co-writing the story that broke the Monica Lewinsky scandal and serving as the paper’s lead writer on the subsequent House impeachment battle and Senate trial.
In between stints at the White House, Baker and his wife, Susan B. Glasser, were The Washington Post's Moscow Bureau Chiefs for nearly four years -- a period that coincided with the rise of Vladimir Putin and the latest political and economic transformation of Russia. Among other stories, Baker covered the Moscow theater siege, the Beslan school takeover and the war in Chechnya. During that time, Baker also covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and reported from throughout Central Asia and the Middle East. He was the first American newspaper reporter to enter Afghanistan after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and he embedded with the Marines' commanding general on the road to Baghdad.