The Original Watergate Stories by The Washington PostThis 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 through the scandal but for young people it would make a beneficial reference and starting point to launch further investigation.
I read the memoir of Katharine Graham’s “Personal History”. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998. Her memoir provided information about what tactics Richard Nixon took in his attempt to stop the Post from publishing the stories. As I read this book I remembered what Graham had said and it only made the stories in this book even more interesting.
David Marantz does a good job narrating the book. Marantz is an actor, voiceover artist and audiobook narrator.
Journalists Woodward and Bernstein on Ben Bradlee’s legacy
Watergate scandal , interlocking political scandals of the administration of U. Richard M. Nixon that were revealed following the arrest of five burglars at Democratic National Committee DNC headquarters in the Watergate office-apartment-hotel complex in Washington, D. On August 9, , facing likely impeachment for his role in covering up the scandal, Nixon became the only U. Early on June 17, , police apprehended five burglars at the office of the DNC in the Watergate complex. The fifth, James W.
The Watergate scandal was a major American political scandal that lasted from to , following a burglary by five men of the Democratic National Committee DNC headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D. After the five burglars were caught and the conspiracy was discovered—chiefly through the work of a few journalists, Congressional staffers and an election-finance watchdog official  —Watergate was investigated by the United States Congress. Meanwhile, Nixon's administration resisted its probes, which led to a constitutional crisis. The term Watergate , by metonymy , has come to encompass an array of clandestine and often illegal activities undertaken by members of the Nixon administration. Those activities included such tactics as bugging the offices of political opponents and people of whom Nixon or his officials were suspicious. The scandal led to the discovery of multiple abuses of power by members of the Nixon administration, the commencement of an impeachment process against the president ,  and Nixon's resignation. The scandal also resulted in the indictment of 69 people, with trials or pleas resulting in 48 being found guilty, many of whom were top Nixon officials.
Burglary, arrest, and limited immediate political effect
This is not a radical new concept. This means that journalists have a fundamental responsibility to pursue stories that further the interests of democracy , using any ethical means available. A clear example of journalists fulfilling this responsibility, albeit in a way that pushed the boundaries of journalism ethics , is the work of Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein exposing the Watergate scandal in and Though few would dispute the importance of their reporting, the pair at times engaged in tactics that were questionable at best. They also made extensive use of anonymous sources, particularly W.
All the President's Men is a non-fiction book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward , two of the journalists who investigated the first Watergate break-in and ensuing scandal for The Washington Post. The book chronicles the investigative reporting of Woodward and Bernstein from Woodward's initial report on the Watergate break-in through the resignations of H. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman , and the revelation of the Nixon tapes by Alexander Butterfield in It relates the events behind the major stories the duo wrote for the Post , naming some sources who had previously refused to be identified for their initial articles, notably Hugh Sloan. It also gives detailed accounts of Woodward's secret meetings with his source Deep Throat , whose identity was kept hidden for over 30 years.