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All the President's Men Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 1-4 Summary

Alan J. Pakula
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Chapters 1-4 Summary and Analysis

All The President's Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein tells the story behind the Watergate scandal. It all started with a burglary at the Democratic headquarters, but proved to be something much more complex. This story tells how two reporters worked with sources to uncover deceit in the highest levels of government.

Chapter 1

On Saturday morning, June 17, 1972, Woodward was woken up by the telephone. His boss, the city editor at the "Washington Post," told him that five men had been arrested earlier that morning. There had been a burglary at Democratic headquarters, and the burglars were carrying photographic equipment and electronic gear.

Woodward wasn't terribly enthused. He had been working for the "Washington Post" for nine months, and he wanted some good assignments. This sounded pretty basic. It turned out to be more important than he had originally thought. When he got...

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