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  1. This book came out in 2013 to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Watergate Scandal. The forward is by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. The stories were published in the Washington Post and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973.This is a compilation of the newspaper stories but they are not in chronological order and it is not a complete compilation. Woodward selected certain stories to present but it does give an informative picture of the scandal. This makes a good review for someone like me that lived [...]

  2. I think this is probably more interesting to Watergate buffs. It's interesting to read the stories from the perspective of what the public was learning at the time. It's also interesting to reading know who the sources were. It's a quick easy if you've already seen the movie and read the book All the President's Men. I'm not sure how useful this book would be if someone is just beginning to learn about Watergate.

  3. This is an indispensable resource for anyone studying Watergate. The narrative passages help place time and context. I was a little surprised at some of the articles. They did not seem to be as "tight" as what you would expect in a newspaper today; although this neither detracts from the book or the articles themselves. A fascinating history.

  4. Huge disappointment. Despite Woodward and Bernstein's names being prominent on the cover, only a handful of Woodstein articles are in here. Rather than the investigative reporting that won the Post a Pulitzer, most of the material here is just repeating facts that would've appeared in every newspaper in America -- the revelation that Nixon recorded his meetings, the Saturday Night Massacre, Liddy and Hunt's convictions, etc. While those are nice to provide context, there's not enough here for th [...]

  5. It still amazes me how a third-rate burlgary turned out to impeach Nixon, who's “lack of grace in power has led to a fall from grace.”After reading "All the President's Men" book, it was naturally to read the original articles on the Watergate scandal. The book is fully portraying the 5 wars Nixon was fighting on anti-war movement, the news media, democrats, justice and history. The articles are cronologically compiled from 18 June 1972 to the articles that revealed Deep Throat's identity as [...]

  6. Interesting to see the original Washington Post articles that ultimately exposed the cover-up that led to Nixon's resignation. I vaguely remember the controversy interesting to read how the pressure increased as each revelation of the investigative reporting process led to the ultimate conclusion.

  7. Boy does this being back memories. I was in college at the time and obviously didn't follow Watergate so closely. I believe this out to be required high school reading, part of an American history or government class work.

  8. A great retrospective on an important period of American history. The book provides basic historical context and then a selections of the most important original Washington Post articles from the period. Fascinating to watch the onion peeled layer by layer.

  9. Hey, it's a collection of Watergate newspaper reports from when they happened. I can't really rate this except for its historical importance. It was a fun read and a great appendix for anyone interested in Nixon and the Watergate scandal.

  10. The most staggering true story of the late XX centuryEveryone should read these news stories and historical perspective provided by interludes. There is just no excuse not to, it's an insightful and riveting real life Greek tragedy

  11. I'm about a third of the way through this book, which I'm reading on my Kindle, and while I'm enjoying it, I have to say there are a lot of typos.

  12. Loved itTrue life historyHistory we knew about however we were only ten or eleven as it all took place. Nice to hear the story.

  13. Two stars for this edition (not for the stories themselves): strange selection, poor editing, little value added by prefatory matter. Kind of cool to sort of see how things unfolded.

  14. Interesting recap of the Watergate Stories from the Washington Post, strung together with contextual essays. Alarming number of typos in some of the articles, but still a good read.

  15. NewspapersIt was fun and interesting going back to read newspapers articles and learn how it was back then. It's something you don't see now.

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