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This now-famous book is one of those rare creatures - a real-life thriller thats actually interesting for the average person to read Starting with a simple break-in at the Democratic headquarters in the Watergate Hotel two reporters from the Washington Post followed the trail of money and corruption back to its source If you havent been living under a rock you know exactly how this story turns out but watching Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward track down the clues is quite interesting The flurry of different names and places can be intimidating especially to the reader who does not have a lot of prior knowledge about the Watergate scandal One will probably find oneself frequently flipping to the convenient Cast Of Characters page at the beginning of the book Bernstein and Woodworth themselves are left rather faceless and I often found myself getting the two of them confused Their attempts to humanize themselves fall flat almost every time but thats to be expected they are reporters not pulp fiction writers and this is not a made-up story This book is recommended for anyone and is quite a page-turner even for someone with only a passing interest in politics and history For someone who enjoys mysterious and thrillers theres nothing better than a good story from real-life Everyone should read this book if only for the historical impact that it has had on presidential politics Woodward and Bernstein have written a riveting account of how their tenacity and persistence caused the unravelling of the Nixon administration It is fast-paced gives an adequate synopsis of Watergate to a first-time Nixon reader and re-affirms the need for the Fourth Estate and investigative journalism From another dimension it gives an inside peek into how newspapers work their struggles over what to put on the front page every morning and the debates that go on in the editors office fascinating stuff There are
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