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Carl Bernstein

Author of All the President's Men

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Image credit: Credit: Larry D. Moore, 2007 Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas

Works by Carl Bernstein

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Poison Penmanship: The Gentle Art of Muckraking (1979) — Afterword, some editions — 345 copies
All the President's Men [1976 film] (1976) — Original story — 244 copies
The Presidential Transcripts (1974) — Contributor — 139 copies
The Fall of a President (1974) — Contributor — 44 copies
Playboy Magazine ~ September 1986 (Julie McCullough) (1986) — Interview — 2 copies


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This is gripping and informative, following the lead journalists thru the uncovering of the entire Watergate scandal. I got an idea of how exciting and stressful journalism can be on big events like this, and the tedium and disappointment that comes when things don't pan out. I also enjoyed the new forward that includes comparisons to the entire Trump debacle.
KallieGrace | 70 other reviews | Oct 16, 2023 |
Even as a law student I found this boring. I get the importance. I get the shock of what happened. Maybe it's because I've done two projects on Watergate and this is just... Eh. Been there. Done that. Reporters breaking every rule they can to catch actual rulebreakers in the act. Whenever I come back to this story it just further convinces me to stay away from DC and to never become an investigative journalist. I mean that's really it for me. As a beginner's guide to Watergate, sure go for it. Be prepared for a bit of confusion but the 40th anniversary has some help in it and a good afterword.… (more)
AnonR | 70 other reviews | Aug 5, 2023 |
Absolutely fantastic. This book went a good way in restoring my faith in the field of journalism, which had plummeted during the past 6 or 7 years due to today's sloppy and biased reporting. Seeing the lengths Woodward and Bernstein went to in order to corroborate information (at least 3 sources) was refreshing, especially given that today reporters regularly quote a pair of anonymous Twitter accounts and call it a story. Eye-opening, compelling read. Highly recommend.
blueskygreentrees | 70 other reviews | Jul 30, 2023 |
This 19+ hour audio book is not for the casual listener. It's a study book, like you get in college. The cast is a plethora that's hard to keep straight, even if we lived through it on TV every night. I suspect that if it could be distilled down to 1/3 of it's length, it would be tolerable. So, I skimmed through it.
buffalogr | 12 other reviews | Jul 10, 2023 |



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