09/28/2010 10:35 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Bob Woodward To Diane Sawyer About Obama's First Days In Office: 'It's A Cold Shower' (VIDEO)

Bob Woodward discussed his hotly anticipated new book, "Obama's Wars," with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "World News" last night.

"You do have a heart-pounding description of a brand new president," Sawyer said. "He gets the briefing about the constellation of terror in the world."

"It's a cold shower," Woodward said. "Imagine the high of being elected that Tuesday. And then they come in two days later and say, 'By the way, here are the secrets. It's a drum beat. They're coming, they're planning, they're plotting, they're communicating'."

How did Obama respond?

"We'll do everything we can to prevent it," President Obama told Woodward. "But even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever that ever took place on our soil, we absorbed it and we are stronger."

Woodward's book reveals a slew of intimate details -- "You talked to 100 people, countless documents. You have details of some 40 meetings with the president and his advisers. Details of them, some potentially controversial," as Sawyer pointed out -- about the inner workings of the Obama administration.

Sawyer asked: "Is President Obama going to like this book?"

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