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All the President's Men: 20th Anniversary Ed [Paperback]

Carl Bernstein
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1 Jun 1994
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 and dark secrets 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 their book that changed America.


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  • Paperback: 349 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; 2nd edition edition (1 Jun 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671894412
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671894412
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 385,728 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An authentic thriller."--Dan Rather

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Bob Woodward is Assistant Managing Editor at THE WASHINGTON POST. His Pulitzer Prize-winning Watergate reporting is said to have set the standard for modern investigative reporting. Over the last 22 years he has authored or co-authored seven #1 internationally bestselling books. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and compelling. 14 Mar 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I could not put this book down - one of the best detective stories I have ever read, based on actual events - outstanding. As a british reader who wasn't even born when these events took place, I found this book absolutely riveting and incredibly informative, and very well written considering the volume of detail it contains. Sincere thanks to the two authors for all their hard work to bring out the facts.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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This book by the reporters who were in the midst of the Watergate scandal for quite a while, takes the reporter from the initial, seemingly meanless break in at Watergate, to the resignation of a president. I would recommend this book to someone who wants to know the details of Watergate, but this book is not "easy reading." The myriad of names can sometimes be confusing, but the end product is a great non-fiction mystery story. Very well written.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I recommend this book to everyone.
You've probably seen the film but this book tells the full story of the 'buggers at the Watergate' including ex-CIA man E Howard Hunt and ex-FBI nutcase G Gordon Liddy. It would be funny if it wasn't so serious - it's probably the worst case of abuse of the democratic process ever recorded.
A paranoid Richard 'Tricky Dickie' Nixon sends 'The Plumbers' out to 'plug the leaks', only to be found out by two dedicated journalists at The Washington Post' who simply won't leave the story to die (aided by the still anonymous 'Deep Throat').
Unfortunately the tale ends with Nixon's resignation from office rather than his trip to St Quentin but this shouldn't spoil your enjoyment. READ IT.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Having recently seen the movie for the 3rd time, and STILL not sure of "who" did "what" to "who", or "why", I picked the paperback version up over the past holiday...and read it in 3 days/nites. Yes, there ARE a LOT of "players", but the p'back version has a great listing of who they are, and their relationship to the story. With photos in the middle of the book, you even have a 2nd source of reference. While checking back and forth does take time...so did the uncovering of how totally corrupt the Nixon administration was. EQUALLY as valuable is the story of how the Washington Post editors and reporters went to GREAT lengths to confirm 2, and 3, and 4 times, the info they were discovering...to ensure "fair", and more importantly, "accurate" reporting. EVERY US citizen, not just those in school, should read this book to see just how low print/radio/TV "news" has sunk in the collective race to be "first to report", even if what is said is false. (Examples: The TWA explosion off Long Island, and Richard Jewell's (spell?) arrest for the Atlanta bombing.) What worked best for me: Saw the movie, then read the book, then watched the movie again with the list of players. I think you will never doubt that Nixon got off easy... especially since Gerry Ford gave him a "full pardon". Slick Willie Clinton is a true "bushleaguer" in comparison. Remember too, that Tricky Dick taped both enemies AND friends (and erased a bunch too), and he was PRESIDENT, not a GS-12 informant for Ken Starr. As I wrote in the beginning, a great detective story about one of the lowest points in US presidential history.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book to read... 29 Aug 1999
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This was a good informative book, although somethimes a little heavy on the details and the names. Well written and gives an excellent description of the circumstances around the Watergate scandal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece of Journalism! 27 Aug 2008
Format:Paperback
Woodward and Bernstein detective work did an amazing job of unraveling Nixon's foolish ways. Part of Nixon was genius (with his foreign policy), but the other part was fool (dealing with Watergate).

This is the story of a failed presidency that had the potential of greatness. It all started because of foolish antics at the Watergate hotel. Woodward and Bernstein are like bulldogs as they unravel the web of deception and dishonesty that plagued Nixon and his highest staff.

This is a masterpiece of journalism. If only we had journalists today that would seek the truth like these two did back in the 1970s!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody brilliant 25 Aug 2004
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I found this quite hard going at first: it's written in a very dry, 70's style and it's quite obvious it was the first book by two journalists. But gradually I saw how brilliant it was. Aswell as the overriding, totally gripping conspiracy story, there are so many small, brilliant details, like the background of the two journos, the way the stories get put together, the little habits and eccentricities of various sources. It was just such a classy read. I'm currently reading The Final Days, which is written very differently but is also good. As an aspiring journalist, this book defines the word inspiring.
BUY IT NOW!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine book 8 Oct 2000
By A Customer
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Being interested not only in politics but also in media, I can't really understand why it took me so long to read All the President's Men. But when I finally read the book it was really worth it. To follow Bernstein's and Woodward's work is a delight and informative for anyone interested in how the media works, or ought to work. Only fault is that the book ends to soon not taking into account Nixon's resignation.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
This book is uniquely challenging because Bernstein and Woodward are essentially writing a real-life detective story, however every single reader knows how it will end. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Christian Cummigs
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Loved the movie with Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford and this inspired me to read the book. I wasn't disappointed.
Published 11 months ago by Glenn Philip Williams
3.0 out of 5 stars All the President's Men
The book contents were well known to me and much admired. I ordered another copy, but was disappointed at its poor state
Published 14 months ago by K.J.R.Edwards
4.0 out of 5 stars Very hard going
I had meant to read this for literally 20 years and when I finally got it, I found it really really hard going. Read more
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A fabulous tale of intrepid, determined and committed journalism. One of the most famous stories in American history and the downfall of a President. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars A journalism perspective
I am writing this review from the perspective of someone who is studying Watergate as part of a journalism degree. Read more
Published on 24 Nov 2007 by The Lamb
5.0 out of 5 stars How the Washington Post Lucked into Watergate
In this book Bob Woodard and Carl Bernstein, two Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters, chronicle their investigation of the Watergate scandal, which began as a burglary... Read more
Published on 7 Oct 2007 by M. A. Ramos
5.0 out of 5 stars IT COULD NOT HAPPEN NOW!!!
"All The President's Men" (2 DISC) is a classic film and book about an important period in American Political History. The Reporters, The Director and his Actors should feel proud. Read more
Published on 29 Sep 2007 by nmollo
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