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After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 13: Instant Watergate Summary

Jams Wst Davidson
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Chapter 13: Instant Watergate Summary and Analysis

Chapter 13 is a look at the two books written by journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein about the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The books, called "All the President's Men" and "The Final Days" were very popular and written in a compelling, narrative way. The first book was an autobiographical account of the reporters' own experiences uncovering the story. The second was an account of the final days within the White House, which was based on often anonymous sources.

Unlike a traditional history text, Woodward and Bernstein's book did not cite their sources. Some historians have criticized them for this omission, however a careful reading of the text can indicate the source of a piece of information. Woodward and Bernstein sometimes include small details that could only have come from one of the few people...

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