All the President's Men
In 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. Beginning with the story of a simple... show more
In 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. Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing with headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward kept the tale of conspiracy and the trail of dirty tricks coming -- delivering the stunning revelations and pieces in the Watergate puzzle that brought about Nixon's scandalous downfall. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post and toppled the President. This is the book that changed America.
Publish date: June 16th 1994
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, American History
, True Crime
Mostly fascinating, and surprisingly easy to read due to its novel-like structure. All in all, a virtually required read for any political science/history student or scholar, and a very interesting read for anyone else.
This was probably the first non-fiction grown-up book I ever read. It's a compelling portrayal of an momentous slice of American history and journalism. This evening I went to an American Cinematheque screening of 1976 film adaptation of All The President's Men. Holy hotness, the camera sure doe...
Sorry friends, I can't remember the contents of this one much. I do remember that Ben Stein, the boring teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, was a young economist in Nixon's Whitehouse and is described as crying uncontrollably because Nixon is such a "great president". I also had a book signed by Bo...
Wow, great book about an amazing investigative jornalistic work. Make you believe politicians are the worst people when they have power and that, if you believe, it's always possible to uncover the truth.
I like that they wrote the book in the third person; it would have been difficult to read, I think, if the perspective kept changing from Woodward to Bernstein. It's a whole lot of story, and no matter what, it's difficult to keep track of the characters. But they managed to keep the story flowing...