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Franco Caliendo Shadow Watergate has shaped the modern presidency The novel Shadow by Bob Woodward describes how the administrations of Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan George Bush and Bill Clinton were forever distorted In great explanation Bob Woodward takes a look at the scandals that the presidents have created throughout their term in office much like what happened to Nixon with Watergate The author Bob Woodward uses extraordinary details in his sources Bob Woodward gets down to the real story and explains every catastrophe through those who were involved on both sides of the occurrence This novel does not cover all six presidencies in complete detail This novel basically covers one matter at hand the Lewinsky scandal My view of this novel is no different or worse than any other sources focusing on former President Bill Clinton and the Monica Lewinsky scandal After 25 years the Watergate scandal caused by former President Richard Nixon I am surprised that the following five presidential successors have ignored the political ordeal caused by Richard Nixon Each presidential successor failed to learn the lessons that the former presidents have endured on themselves In the novel Bob Woodward speaks about the first four presidents briefly but points out some appealing details through many interviews especially with two former presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter Because of his sickness of Alzheimers disease former president Ronald Reagan could not be interviewed Former presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton declined the interview Basically the novels main picture focuses on Bill Clinton Half the book is dedicated to the scandals that have drowned his presidency In the novel Bob Woodward re-creates dialogues between the former president and his wife Hillary He also re-creates dialogues between Clinton and his lawyer Bob Bennett They both discuss the Paula Jones lawsuit and Woodward reproduces their conversation word for word
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