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Watergate - Thomas Mallon
Watergate
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A New York Times Notable BookA Washington Post Notable BookA St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Book of 2012A 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction FinalistFrom one of our most esteemed historical novelists, a remarkable retelling of the Watergate scandal, as seen through a kaleidoscope of its colorful... show more
A New York Times Notable BookA Washington Post Notable BookA St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Book of 2012A 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction FinalistFrom one of our most esteemed historical novelists, a remarkable retelling of the Watergate scandal, as seen through a kaleidoscope of its colorful perpetrators and investigators.  For all the monumental documentation that Watergate generated—uncountable volumes of committee records, court transcripts, and memoirs—it falls at last to a novelist reconstruct some of the scandal’s greatest mysteries (who did erase those eighteen-and-a-half minutes of tape?) and to see this gaudy American catastrophe in its human entirety. In Watergate, Thomas Mallon conveys the drama and high comedy of the Nixon presidency through the urgent perspectives of seven characters we only thought we knew before now. Mallon achieves with Watergate a scope and historical intimacy that surpasses even what he attained in his previous novels, and turns a “third-rate burglary” into a tumultuous, first-rate entertainment.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307474650 (0307474658)
ASIN: 307474658
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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Film Fanatic That Loves To Read
Film Fanatic That Loves To Read rated it
4.5 WATERGATE - by Thomas Mallon
It was one year ago today that I was sideswiped by news that I was laid off my two year temp job. I was so confident that I would be hired full time that the news really took me off guard. And unlike my layoff from my 20 year job in 2012 - at which time far worse things were happening to me that it ...
JeffreyKeeten
JeffreyKeeten rated it
Watergate is an immensely complicated scandal with a cast of characters as varied as a Tolstoy novel.Bob WoodwardTrading arms for hostages in the Iran Contra Affair or starting an illegal war in Iraq are events we would expect to take influential people down, and yet amazing enough, it seems to usua...
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