- Paperback: 349 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 2 edition (June 16, 1994)
- Language: English
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Our Review Of All The President’s Men
The full record of the Watergate scandal from the two Washington Post reporters who broke the story. This is “the work that cut down a presidency… perhaps the most powerful bit of journalism ever” (Time, All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books).
This is the book that changed America. Published just two months previously President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Men uncovered the full scope of the Watergate scandal and presented out of the blue the mysterious “Profound Throat.” Beginning with the story of a simple robbery at Democratic headquarters and afterward proceeding through many headlines, Bernstein and Woodward convey the stunning revelations and pieces in the Watergate astound that realized Nixon’s shocking downfall. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post, toppled the president, and have since inspired generations of reporters.
All the President’s Men is an arresting analyst story, catching the invigorating rush of the biggest presidential scandal in U.S. history as it unfurled continuously. It is, as previous New York Times overseeing editorial manager Gene Roberts has called it, “possibly the single greatest revealing exertion of all time.”
The ongoing political atmosphere in this nation has inspired me to peruse All the President’s Men. Since numerous individuals need to make an equivalency between the actions of Nixon/Watergate with the questions over Russia involvement in the constituent process for instance. While I can’t give a recent developments commentary, I will say that I was very surprised by the contents of All the President’s Men and how obstinately the two reporters alongside a cast of others chased down this story. I experience considerable difficulties envisioning the present media of talking heads and soundbites doing similar things.
All the Presidents Men is an irregular book in that its not the complete story of Watergate, rather the story of how Woodward and Bernstein got at the story of Watergate. However, through all their efforts, one arrives at a version of Watergate. (On the off chance that that makes sense.) We meet the eager for power villains and the great men who became involved with the scandal and the peruser is gone up against a 350 page excite ride, which is really difficult to do when one knows the result of Watergate. I as a peruser was sitting there on the edge of my seat pondering “Is this the moment everything falls separated for these guys”?
Does one get the absolute truth from All the Presidents Men? Most likely not, but rather it might be closest we come contingent upon how much weight and validity one gives the memoirs of Nixon officials.
I have viewed my DVD of the motion picture the greater part twelve times and, as much as I appreciate it each time, I have always felt that something was missing, some key bits of data expected to integrate it all.
Indeed, duh! The book has it all. Not in the clean, direct progression from the morning after the Watergate break-in through the last explosive story obviously ensnaring Tricky Dick as in the motion picture, but instead the more realistic slice-of-life, forward and backward and all around movements in search of tips, confirmations, just one all the more substantiating source so that day’s story could be composed and printed. Here we see the astounding scoops, the missed targets, deadlock ideas, leaps of confidence, and progressively essential, the hounded assurance to know the bigger story in all its horrendous unpredictability and sleazy culpability, using methods necessary in those pre-Gooogle days that would exhaust even the most robust investigative revealed today.
The authors compose like reporters – no purple prose, no unnecessary verbiage, hardly any adjectives and adverbs, in a spare style that would please Sergeant Joe Friday and his preference for “Just the facts, ma’am.” The authors share their successes, and there were many, in a restrained way just this side of “Aw, shucks,” and don’t shy far from their faults and close brushes with disaster because they committed freshman correspondent errors or had a go at pushing a specific envelope excessively far as well as almost off the table.
An incredible story that, despite the obvious indices of “the manner in which things were once upon a time,” still resonates today. Perhaps especially today.
In my mid twenties, I had perused ‘All the President’s Men’ and, more than thirty-years after the fact, I chose to revisit the famous work by Mr. Woodward and Mr. Bernstein. It positively has matured well and still holds up pleasantly. The book is fundamentally around two youthful reporters doing antiquated muckraking with an end goal to disentangle who was behind the break-in at the Watergate. The Washington Post was never out to bring down the Nixon Administration, yet simply carrying out their responsibilities. Little did they understand that it would at last lead directly into the vipers’ pit and the President’s downfall. The further their investigation went up the hierarchy of leadership, the more concerned the Post moved toward becoming with the implications of their burrowing. Nixon and his henchmen were not individuals to be messed with especially when it was their fannies you were putting to the fire.
President Nixon and his morally-challenged acolytes completed a lot of mischief that included theft, unlawful wiretapping, slush funds, obstruction of justice, and exceedingly dishonest battle espionage as well as sabotage. The President’s mindset, dynamic interest, and surrounding himself with similar individuals to set this odious FUBAR into movement still impacts the present politics. The Republicans seem to have grasped these sort of tactics with more enthusiasm with such nasty political architects as Lee Atwater and the troll’s disciple Karl Rove. It took a lot of diligent work and mettle for the reporters to continually thump on doors and revisit uncooperative individuals. Luckily for Woodward and Bernstein, they also were supported by capable editors, the bright Ben Bradlee and the proprietor Katharine Graham. For a long time, the Washington Post was the main news association that was endeavoring to disentangle the mystery and were especially abhorred by the White House. Nixon’s suspicion and profound scorn of the press caused him to have zero qualms about endeavoring to destroy the Post. This was serious hardball, folks. When the investigations created solid proof that Tricky Dick and the other powerbrokers around him were in general thing, it turned into each man out for himself in the administration with backstabbing others turning into the standard.
Mr. Woodward and Mr. Bernstein were direct about describing the triumphs as well as their mistakes including some of their actions going over the line of legitimate journalism. It was exceptionally useful that the book has photos of all the key players in the story. It’s a significant gallery of rogues. Also, the Afterword composed for the 40th-Anniversary version does a great job clarifying the seriousness, motivations and repercussions of President Nixon’s unseemly actions. This is extraordinary riveting history. In the wake of finishing the book, I pondered, “Is it past the point where it is possible to uncover President Nixon and have him arraigned?”
The entire scandal started on June 17, 1972 when burglars broke into the Democratic party headquarters at the Watergate Hotel. This was the start of a scandal that shook the Presidency and prompted Nixon’s resignation.
For over two years, there had been much inclusion of the break-in and who was included and who requested it. In the summer of 1973, Senate board of trustees hearings were hung on live television which had numerous vital moments.
The most famous nonstop inclusion of the scandal was finished by The Washington Post. The reporters who got the most consideration were Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. In 1973 the newspaper got the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
In 1974 Woodward and Bernstein published a book called All the President’s Men which clarified what occurred up til that point (the book was published before Nixon resigned.)
All the President’s Men is a great case of political inclusion, as well as ethics in journalism. At the point when Woodward was first assigned the story on Saturday, June 18, 1974, he assumed the break-in was at the nearby Democratic gathering headquarters. When he went to cover the story at the courthouse when the burglars were summoned, he was stunned to discover that one of the burglars had worked for the CIA.
You feel the tension start to work as the reporters and editors at WAPO start assembling the pieces as they talk with scores of witnesses, including the infamous Deep Throat. They don’t shy far from conceding they committed errors en route.
All the President’s Men is an astounding book and will keep you bolted until the last page.
Sometimes books are situational. How you feel about them depends on an incredible time that you are in. I feel like this is the case with this book.
Regardless of when I would have lifted it up it would have been elegantly composed with connecting with storytelling. However, I don’t figure it would have held my interest as much as it has now.
I lifted this book up because it is on Amazon’s 100 Books To Read in Your Lifetime. Coincidently I started perusing the same time the comparisons among Trump and Nixon started. I am not a history buff, and my insight into politics is bound to basic Political Science courses. None of these ever secured Nixon. Perusing this book helped me to understand why comparisons were being made between administrations.
There is another astounding segment about this book. It was fascinating finding out about the journalistic pursuits of Bernstein and Woodward. For one, they needed to set aside their differences in personalities to cooperate on a story of a lifetime. It was obvious in the composition that both knew about potential conflicts of personality and endeavoured to make a reasonable picture without causing offence. It also showed how their relationship changed from strife to check and balances, using each other’s differences to ensure they didn’t cross a line in their story.
It also showed their journalistic uprightness. They made rules about the quantity of sources they would have at the very least when publishing. They held off on publishing when they didn’t feel there was sufficient proof to support their case. They also turned into the trouble makers of D.C. for some time. It leads me to think about how Journalism has changed with the increase of innovation.
Profound THROAT, mystery man of the twentieth century and depicted as the Smoking Man in the X Files. I kept a list of Deep Throats characteristics and physical traits subtly dropped all through the book with the aim of researching just who this man could have been. Perhaps it was Mark Felt, resigned FBI operator, however would he have approached such close data? Perhaps Felt also had a profound throat?
All The President’s Men is an arresting record of the Nixon administration and defilement named, Watergate. N’ough said. In the event that you missed it you either weren’t conceived or dead.
Lies, concealments, prevarication, dishonest conduct of a president and “all his men” corrupted the political notoriety of a country. Notwithstanding, Nixon can’t guarantee creativity to these accolade’s. He was neither the first nor the last president to disrespect his office or misrepresent the American individuals.
The Cast of Characters and Index features helped a great deal in keeping events and times straight. I destroyed the pages alluding forward and backward to the pictures assembling names and faces.
The research and investigative detailing by Bernstein and Woodward, for its day, was outstanding. I concur they might be the best in journalistic history.
The style of the true to life book is decipherable. In spite of the fact that a historical record, Bernstein and Woodward hold the data to a coherent organization. On the off chance that you had not survived it, you may think this the grandest of mystery novels. You can’t put the book down.
MasterClass has just offered an investigative journalism course by Woodward and All The President’s Man is course book required perusing. I may never have lifted this book up aside from that. So happy I did. It genuinely is uncommon perusing and composing … what’s more, promoting. Until further notice I need to peruse all their books and there are a couple.
In the wake of watching and evaluating the 2-Disk Blu-beam Special Edition of the motion picture “All the President’s Men” as of late, my interest in the entire sorry Watergate saga from the 1970s was revived. I chose to re-read the book “All the President’s Men,” which I had perused just once previously… when it was first published in 1975.
Composed by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the two Washington Post reporters whose covering Watergate were instrumental in consummation the degenerate presidency of Richard Nixon, “All the President’s Men” is a third-person diary of how “Woodstein” revealed and detailed the various aspects of what ended up known as “the Watergate Affair.”
In the space of less than 400 pages, “All the President’s Men” chronicles in extraordinary detail what occurred, who was included, and what the repercussions of the Watergate scandal were. Most of the principle characters – Richard Nixon, H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt, Charles Colson – and a host of other characters (“Deep Throat,” “The Bookkeeper,” Hugh Sloan, Donald Segretti, Jeb Magruder, and others – are uncovered in this book.
Woodward and Bernstein expound on all of this with regards to how they investigated and announced the crimes of Watergate. Consequently, their editors at the Washington Post – Ben Bradlee, Harry Rosenfeld, and Howard Simons boss among them – get incredible acknowledgment for the way in which they continually supported “Woodstein,” despite wild criticism from the Nixon Administration.
Overall, I appreciated “All the President’s Men” tremendously. It’s an instructive and engaging perused, and should not be missed. Profoundly recommended.