The President 's Men, The Amazing Reporting Effort By Bob Woodward

1102 Words May 5th, 2016 5 Pages
Republican, Richard Nixon was elected the 37th president of the United States serving from 1969 to 1974. He saw many accomplishments while in office: he ended American Fighting in the Vietnam, he ended the draft, passed anticrime laws, started a broad international environmental program, appointed Justices of conservative philosophy to the Supreme Court, reduced tensions with China, signed a treaty to limit strategic nuclear weapons, and he saw the first man land on the moon. Ultimately though the Watergate Scandal led Nixon to resign from office and showed how inside the White House walls, everything is not always politically correct. In All the President’s Men, the amazing reporting effort by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein show how the Watergate scandal brought divisions and distrust throughout America.

This nonfiction book documents the work of two men who put aside their differences to report on one of the biggest scandals surrounding the White House to date. On June 17, 1972, this reporting journey began. Woodward is the one who originally got the call about the burglary of the Democratic Headquarters that soon attracted the attention of Bernstein. The burglars, Virgilio Gonzalez, Bernard Barker, James McCord, Eugenio Martinez, and Frank Sturgis, were apart of Nixon’s reelection campaign and they were attempting to steal secret documents and wiretap phones. The reporters believed that this case was not going to be very important because they thought “whoever…
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