All the President's Men

Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
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.”

Reviews

Reviewed: 2017-09-11
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Reviewed: 2017-06-09

Incredible book ... what makes the read even more startling is the immediacy of it all - the ability to put you there, right in the moment, even though we're only a couple of weeks short of the anniversary of the Watergate break-in 45 years ago. Have watched the movie several times (one of my all time favourites) but first time I've actually read the book. There are probably better records of Watergate out there, but all with the luxury of hindsight. Finished this one last night and just about to pick up the 'sequel' - Final Days.

Reviewed: 2017-03-26

It's totally relevant to now with Trump and Russia, but it's not written in that compelling of a way. Most of the time, it's confusing. Good insight into the sometimes shady way investigative pieces are written though.

Overall: It's okay, but it's no Hunger Games. Katniss admires the search for the truth. But Katniss is still cooler.

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