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All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein
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May 16, 2012

it was amazing

Uncovering one of the worst government scandals in history is not an easy task, especially when it starts out as a basic break-in. Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, with the help of “Deep Throat”, the two men who uncovered the scandal, had to go through extraordinary lengths to get through the tangled web of information to uncover the real reason why those men were in the Watergate Hotel.

The book starts out dry, slow, and choppy, but quickly picks up its pace when it is realized that this was more than a break-in. Not knowing the full story allows the reader to feel the same ways that Bernstein and Woodward felt doing their investigative reporting. It is interesting to go through these reporters minds and see how they connected the dots. While the middle and end are well written, the book seemed rushed to be published as the end is before Nixon resigns, and before the “full” story emerged. It was rather interesting that the Nixon states near the end that he will never step down from the presidency, and we all know what eventually happened to him. While this is a very good book it definitely isn’t a book to place on your reading list if you despise factual and historical information, even though there is some suspense.

Overall I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys history, doesn’t know what the Watergate Scandal was, or is just curious about knowing more.

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