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Bob Woodward's upcoming book on the Obama administration will portray the president struggling for control of his domestic agenda, according to the publisher's catalog.

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Simon & Schuster will release the book, currently untitled, in September. The catalog said that Woodward's text will be based on "hundreds of interviews with key administration officials, deputies and other firsthand sources," along with "internal memos, letters, detailed chronologies, and meeting notes."

"Obama has learned that he is not commander-in-chief of the economy," according to the catalog. "Many of his high-profile domestic reforms — health care, education, and energy — were largely turned over to Congress."

Woodward, the celebrated investigative reporter for The Washington Post, wrote four best-selling accounts of the George W. Bush administration that included interviews with President Bush and other top officials.

Video: Woodward on Bush, Iraq The most recent one, “The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008,” detailed the behind-the-scenes decision-making process about the surge in troops in the Iraq War.

Woodward is known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal with Washington Post colleague Carl Bernstein.

In the 1970s, they collaborated on the groundbreaking Watergate stories that helped bring down President Nixon and on two best sellers about the Nixon administration, “All the President's Men” and “The Final Days.”

For his new book, Woodward uses "intimate scenes told verbatim," and takes "readers deep into the national security state and shows how Obama debates, decides, and balances the enormous pressures facing the modern president."

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