All The Presidents Men
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All the Presidents Men
This book was an interesting read, an intriguing story of two reporters search for the truth. The book was based on the events of the Watergate affair, in which only a few reporters worked on. The two, which lead to the resignation of Nixon, were Carl Bernstein and bob Woodward from the Washington post. They exposed the biggest media story of the century. On the night of June 17 1972 a major United States political scandal that began with the burglary and wiretapping of the Democratic Party’s campaign headquarters, later engulfed President Richard M. Nixon and many of his supporters in a variety of illegal acts, and ended in the first resignation of a
U.S. president. The burglary was committed on June 17, 1972, by five men who were caught in the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate apartment and office complex in Washington, D.C. After their arrest the two reporters from the Washington post eventually uncovered a White House-sponsored plan of espionage against political opponents and a trail of involvement that led to many of the highest officials in the land, including former U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell, White House Counsel John Dean White House Chief of Staff H.R Haldman, White House Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs John Ehrlichman, and President Nixon.
After many leads including one particularly interesting source called deep throat who would be meat almost daily in underground parking garages lead to the discovery of taped conversations with the president. Some conversations were missing, and one tape had a mysterious gap of 18 minutes. Experts determined that the gap was the result of five separate erasures. Further investigation by Bob Bernstein and Car Woodward for the Washin...
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