In the most devastating political detective story of the century, two Washington Post reporters, whose brilliant, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation smashed the Watergate scandal wide open, tell the behind-the-scenes drama the way it really happened.
Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing with headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward kept the tale of conspiracy and the trail of dirty tricks coming — delivering the stunning revelations and pieces in the Watergate puzzle that brought about Nixon’s scandalous downfall. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post and toppled the President.
“The work that brought down a presidency . . . perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.”—Time, All-Time 100 Best Non-Fiction Books
“Maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time.”—Gene Roberts, former managing editor of The New York Times
“A fast-moving mystery, a whodunit written with ease…A remarkable book.” –The New York Times
“Fascinating, stimulating…One of the greatest detective stories ever told.” –The Denver Post
“Exhilarating and candid…trip-hammer reportage.” –Publishers Weekly
“Much more than a ‘hot book.’ It is splendid reading…of enormous value…A very human story.” –The New Republic