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All the President's Men, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

All the President's Men coverPicked this book up for $1 at the Friends of the Seattle Public Library sale a month or so ago. Upon reading it, I found out I was woefully ignorant of 75% of the crap that was the Watergate affair. Holy shit! I'd always kind of bought into the conventional wisdom among my generation that it was the cover-up that got Nixon in trouble. Oh no… It was the cover-up that got him caught, but he still would have been impeached and indicted had the original crimes become known first. Hell, they planned to fire-bomb the Brookings Institution and only gave it up because Dean had a conscience.

What amazes me now is that the American public returned the Republicans to office in 1980. Makes the return of the Bush clan 8 years later seem tame by comparison. I'll have a hard time ever voting Republican again after reading this.

Bernstein, Carl, 1944-.
All the president's men / Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward.
349 p. ports. 24 cm.
ISBN 0-671-21781-X
1. Washington post, times herald. 2. Watergate Affair, 1972-1974. I. Woodward, Bob
E860 .B47
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