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With a new introduction by the authors for the fortieth anniversary of its publication, the most devastating political detective story of the century, two Washington Post reporters, whose brilliant, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation smashed the Watergate scandal wide open, tell the behind-the-scenes drama the way it really happened.
The most devastating political detective story of the century: the inside account of the two Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate scandal, now with a 40th anniversary Afterword on the legacies of Watergate and Richard Nixon.
This is the book that changed America. Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Men revealed the full scope of the scandal and introduced for the first time the mysterious “Deep Throat.” Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing through headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward deliver a riveting firsthand account of their reporting. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post, toppled the president, and have since inspired generations of reporters.
All the President’s Men is a riveting detective story, capturing the exhilarating rush of the biggest presidential scandal in US history as it unfolded in real time. It is, as Time magazine wrote in their All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books list, “the work that brought down a presidency…perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.”
This book was made into a movie with the same title starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. This movie is a good companion to the book as it brings in front of us the events portrayed in the book in live action.
One of the interesting characters in the book was Deep Throat, the source of the reporters’ information. This was revealed to be Mark Felt, an FBI Associate Director. This was revealed in 2005 in a Vanity Fair article. Just recently, a movie about Mark Felt’s role in the Watergate scandal was released. It starred Liam Neeson and entitled Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down The White House.