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on 19 February 2013
As an avid researcher of American studies, I was very pleased to find this collection of Watergate newspaper reports. I've read and watched much material on the subect in recent years, but have never been able to read a chronological account of the reports from the Washington Post. One important point to note from this collection is its revelation that it wasn't just Woodward and Bernstein uncovering information and writing articles, but a host of Post staff writers. I've always thought that perhaps 'Woodstein' have received too much credit for exposing the scandal on their own, and this book proves me right. It's generally a very good read for anyone interested in this subject. The only reason I've not awarded it the full five stars is due to the inexcusable spelling and grammatical errors that appear to plague every page. In the age of ebooks, there should be no excuse for error when a mistake can be corrected at the push of a button. In one headline, the word 'next' is erroneously used instead of 'Nixon'. Surely a mistake so glaringly obvious should not escape the proof reader's gaze? Apart from this gripe you can't fault the low price of this short, but comprehensive collection.
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on 16 June 2013
interesting to read the actual Washington post articles from the time. The book concludes with a report on Deep Throat's identity being revealed in 2005.
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