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All the President's Men
All the President's Men | Carl Bernstein
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 and dark secrets 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. This is their book that changed America.
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Bookwormjillk
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I wanted to learn more about Watergate so of course I went to the source. I expected Nixon gossip but this was more a super interesting retelling of all the steps the two men went through to report their story. This version also had a new intro from 2022 which compared Watergate to current events. #AwesomeAugust book 6/6

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3mo
EvieBee Very interesting! I am also interested in Watergate and so bought the new Watergate book on audio. 3mo
EvieBee @Bookwormjillk I hadn‘t made that connection!! Thank you. That‘s another one I seriously want to read. I adding President‘s Men to my list also. 3mo
Bookwormjillk @EvieBee it was a hard read mentally but the audio was so well done 3mo
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AshleyHoss820
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Had to make myself a little Who‘s Who packet for this book…😂🤷🏻‍♀️

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TheSpineView
All the President's Men | Carl Bernstein
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#MagicalMay @Eggs
#Nostalgia

I was very young when all this occurred. I remember my parents taking about it and the news coverage almost daily. Then in high school I had to read the book in my civics class. It brings back memories!

Eggs 👏🏻📚🤗👏🏻 3y
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Amiable
All the President's Men | Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
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#7Days7Books ... Day 2
Seven books that left a deep impression and changed me.

This is the book that inspired me to become a journalist. My copy is signed by Bob Woodward. I finally met him in 2010. 🤩

#7Books7Days

CarolynM Wow! 3y
Ruthiella Great story! 3y
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IamIamIam
All the President's Men | Carl Bernstein
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What an insanely intricate spiderweb... everyone knows about Watergate but what I didn't know was how terrified all the people who involved were. Nobody wanted to be connected with the scandal and even those who were talking rarely admitted anything. Deep Throat's conversations were incredible to hear. #Booked2020 #Winter #LiveAndLearn
@cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

alisiakae Great review! 3y
IamIamIam @4thhouseontheleft Thanks! It was an incredible story! 3y
Cinfhen Great topic to choose for this prompt 🤓 3y
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IamIamIam @Cinfhen Thanks! I was going to use the Titanic so I had an excuse to plow through the original 1912 survivor account but that felt like cheating... I've been researching the Titanic disaster since I was 12... 😂😂😂 3y
Cinfhen You always #LiveAndLearn though 😁😘😉 3y
IamIamIam @Cinfhen 🤣🤣🤣 I can't argue with that!! 🤗😘 3y
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IamIamIam
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I am in a tizzy with the breadth of this scandal... the amount of people Woodward & Bernstein talked to, the legwork involved, meetings with Deep Throat, the espionage... it's absolutely crazy!!!!

Trashcanman 🤗 3y
IamIamIam @Trashcanman Check ME out starting the year with NF!! 😂😂 *hugs* 3y
Trashcanman @IamIamIam wooot! You know I love me my NF! 3y
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IamIamIam
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Getting this started for #Booked2020! I've always wanted to research Watergate so I'm using this for #LiveAndLearn! Let the games begin!
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Nice 👍🏻 🤓im curious as well 3y
IamIamIam @Cinfhen It's so interesting!! It's 12 hours long and after 2.5 hours, they've announced the indictments for the original men who were arrested so I can only imagine how much more info they've got to cover!! It's absolutely crazy the amount of legwork they had to do in a pre-Internet world! We truly take instant access for granted!! 3y
Cinfhen So true/ we forget how much we relied on newspapers and evening news reports to obtain information 3y
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Hestapleton
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Well. This was..timely. I hadn‘t read this one before but we have much much to learn today from this whole snafu. May we always hold our government accountable and support good journalism!

DrexEdit I was just saying this to my husband the other day: "this is exactly how Nixon went down!" 3y
Lynnsoprano Dating myself, but I read this when it originally came out, also The Final Days. Hubby and I recently rewatched the movie for the first time in years. It too is relevant to today‘s situation. It‘s an excellent demonstration of our need for a free press. 3y
Butterfinger I recently read this. Blows my mind how similar everything is. 3y
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Christinak
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II. He was later to recall: “I issued two statements in that one year—both on Watergate. . . . Geez, what options did I really have? By this time I was up the #river with these two reporters. I can remember sitting down at the typewriter and writing about thirty statements and then sort of saying, ‘Fuck it, let‘s go stand by our boys.‘”
Footnote on Ben Bradlee
#QuotsySep19

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Butterfinger
All the President's Men | Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
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What a weird experience!!! I feel like I'm in a warp zone - traveling back and forth between the early 70s and now. After reading this book, I've come to appreciate the media in trying to find the truth about crooked politicians. It took more than a year for the whole truth to come out, but Woodward and Bernstein kept at it. I learned so much. When the Prez starts firing left and right AND people start resigning, Prez is protecting his illegality.

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Butterfinger
All the President's Men | Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
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#24b4Monday stack. GOAL - 24 HURDLE - My sister is having a hysterectomy and I don't know what she will need. I have to be there for her. I will probably take my Kindle to the hospital and read The Passion According to Carmela.

Bookwormjillk Good luck to you and your sister 3y
Butterfinger I really appreciate that @Bookwormjillk 3y
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Butterfinger
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I just found this incredibly funny. The poor, poor man is found to be a sabateur in Nixon's pay, but he thinks his dog and cat is as important as his family and wife.

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Vivlio_Gnosi
All the President's Men | Carl Bernstein
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Adding this #Nonfiction #historical account to my #TBR stack. #GreenvilleSC #JoesPlace

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Well-ReadNeck
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Kicking off a month(ish) of memoirs with an American themed Fourth of July entry. Spoiler alert: this one holds up on the re-read!!

https://wellreadneck.wordpress.com/2019/07/04/all-the-presidents-men-carl-bernst...

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Christinak
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They returned with no information and a clear impression that the prosecutors had warned the jurors to #beware of jokers bearing press cards. #QuotsyMar19 #31DaysOfNonFiction

gradcat One of the few books that had a movie version equally as great 👍 4y
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teyla
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This is so 70s I can't even. Entertaining read, though a bit unstructured as far as providing an overview of the Watergate investigation goes. I recommend reading the Wiki article on the Pentagon Papers before reading this, unless you already know details of the Pentagon Papers publication in '71.

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vivastory
All the President's Men | Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
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Journalists still have an important role, these are just a few of the noteworthy men & women who are #carryingthebanner of the fourth estate.
#MusicalNewYear @Cinfhen

Texreader Yes!!! Glad to see someone defend the Fourth Estate!! 4y
Cinfhen Nice!!! 4y
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BooksbyBJThompson
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Deep Throat: You let Haldeman slip away.
Bob Woodward: Yes.
Deep Throat: You've done worse than let Haldeman slip away: you've got people feeling sorry for him. I didn't think that was possible. ...
Bob Woodward: Yes, we know that. And if we're wrong, we're resigning.

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AvidReader25
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Even decades later, this is a thrilling account of investigative journalism. It‘s also particularly timely considering all of the political investigation is currently happening and the current administration‘s feelings about the press. This book is such a great example of why free press is so important to a democracy.

vivastory Agreed. I recently read this & it felt unfortunately too relevant. 4y
AvidReader25 @vivastory Disturbingly so. 4y
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vivastory
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I started this several weeks ago & laid it aside for various reasons, until today. First, to (mis)quote Mark Twain, for the parallels between Nixon & Trump, "History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes." I thought I knew what Watergate was about, & why it was scandalous. I was wrong. This account is eye opening. To say that Watergate was about a break-in of the DNC Headquarters, is like saying the Mueller investigation is about Trump ?

vivastory naming his daughter Ivanka. Dirty politics, tenacious journalism & a resonant lesson of the indispensable democratic safeguard of the fourth estate. 4y
Samplergal So true. I reread this over the summer and the parallels are crazy! 4y
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vivastory @Sweettartlaura sounds intriguing. Thanks for the recommendation! 4y
Sweettartlaura It is - also written by a newspaper journalist of the time, as well. A little more insider/tabloid-ish, but that gives it some extra flavor. Enjoy! 4y
melissajayne One of the guys who worked for CREEP as a political operative was Roger Stone. 2y
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Christinak
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“The White House had decided that the conduct of the press, not the conduct of the President‘s men, was the issue.”

#INeedSomeStrongCoffee

Lcsmcat You‘re brave to be reading that today! 4y
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Christinak
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Over the weekend I watched the History Channel‘s documentary on Watergate. I was too young to remember any of this and was surprised I have only learned the cliff notes version. I decided to pick this up and Wow! It is riveting!
I‘m a third of the way through and having a hard time putting it down to make dinner.
Maybe takeout tonight 🤷‍♀️

bookish_wookish Are those llama socks?!? 😍😍 4y
Samplergal So good. You‘ll be scared how similar this time is to that. Nixon was a better person. 4y
Lcsmcat @Samplergal And that‘s a really scary thought! 4y
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Samplergal @Lcsmcat Isn‘t it though? 4y
Christinak @Samplergal I was thinking the same about Nixon... It is a very eerie read. 4y
Christinak @bookish_wookish yes they are llama socks! 💗 4y
bookish_wookish Yess! 🦙 4y
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Amiable
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Congratulations on your milestone, @MicheleinPhilly ! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. I have a number of bookcases throughout my house, but I decided to show you my shelf of autographed books. All of these were signed by the authors at events that I've attended, so I was also lucky enough to meet all of them! #SHOWME

Reviewsbylola Oooh, love it! 4y
MicheleinPhilly WOW! That‘s fantastic! Thanks for entering! 4y
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Librarybelle
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#VoulezVous to know who was really responsible for the Watergate break in? Woodward and Bernstein crack the story of the century, involving Nixon and a plot that led to Nixon‘s resignation. I‘m so glad I snagged a copy of this and can‘t wait to read it! #ABBAinAugust

Amiable It's such a good book. 4y
Mdargusch 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 4y
emilyhaldi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
Reviewsbylola This sounds very fascinating. 4y
Meredith3 🥇👍🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👌🏻 4y
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callielafleur
All the President's Men | Carl Bernstein

I've never read this, suddenly I feel a strong urge to pick it up...

(This message brought to you by someone doing lots of Twitter scrolling at the moment!)

aschermetz Haha YES 🙌 4y
Amiable It's a great book! Even without the Twitter. 😀 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I agree! Also looking forward to Bob Woodward‘s upcoming 4y
callielafleur @BarbaraTheBibliophage I'll have to give that one a little bit. Current political books give me anxiety, but stuff from a couple decades ago I seem to be ok with. Weird, I know! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Not weird at all. I‘m a rubbernecker ... I can‘t stop reading about this current admin. Sometimes I wonder how healthy it is for me. 4y
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ivol
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First time reading it. What an amazing book.

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ChrisBohjalian
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Tonight seems as good a night as any to reread this classic. This was my late mother‘s copy. Her bookplate and signature is inside.

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My_novel_obsession
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At the gate waiting on my flight. I am also celebrating the small victory that I went into two airport bookstores and came out with nothing!! 🤗🤗

MicheleinPhilly Safe travels! 5y
Tamra Wow, you are strong! 💪🏾 5y
SilversReviews Wow!! Good for you. 5y
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WellReadCatLady
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Working on my #litsyatoz list, don‘t think my Q (Don Quixote) and X (Area X - Annihilation) will qualify, but only books I own that involve those letters and I want to only use books I own and haven‘t read. And there is my sleepy kitty, she did not enjoy the fireworks last night and is completely exhausted today. #catsoflitsy #bookresolutions #readingresolutions #2018readinggoals

RadicalReader @GirlInterruptedReading nothing beats the wonderful joys of handwritten notes 5y
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danistclair
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A book exchange has just popped up inside an old telephone box in my town, and I'm loving it! I dropped these two off today, so I won't feel guilty if I take one without putting something back next time. #germanlyf

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Aleida
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And on audio

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MallenNC
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I love to read history books, whether narrative nonfiction or historical fiction. These are screenshots of some of the books on my presidents and royals shelves. These definitely make me #think #ItsHistory #AugustGrrrl #AndItsAugust Day 7 @RealLifeReading @Cinfhen

Cinfhen What an awesome collection of books 😍 5y
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mollsbakes
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I loaned out my copy of this sometime in college, so I got a new one yesterday. The current political climate calls for a reread.

BookishMarginalia I went on a Watergate reading binge a few months ago. Realizing how long it took --and that when Nixon won reelection in 49 states the Watergate connection was already known-- helps me keep perspective. Now I think I need resources on how to resist gaslighting! (edited) 5y
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lauren.lerner
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Betty Bookmark goes with the erased tape! 5y
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anneofgreentables
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An interesting book about the Washington Post reporters who cracked open the Watergate scandal.

mdbstar12 I just read that recently too! So timely! 5y
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ReadingEnvy
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I'm not saying there are parallels....

AmyG But....there are parallels. 6y
ReadingEnvy @AmyG possible! ;) 6y
suvata Only time will tell 6y
ValerieAndBooks I recently read this, really interesting how some things stay the same. 6y
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ReadingEnvy
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One assignment I give my reading class is to read in a genre they don't usually read. I do it too. Last year I read a football book and an Amish romance so I am running out of genres! Politics was one of the only options left so I went with this (now) classic by the journalists who broke the Watergate scandal. 50 pages in and I've learned so much already! In school I basically learned "Nixon was impeached, something something Watergate."

EloisaJames A fascinating book! 6y
My_novel_obsession I read this book when I was much much younger and had little interest in politics but I remember being fascinated by it - might be a good time for a re-read 🤔 6y
shawnmooney 👏👏👏👏 6y
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saresmoore Hey, that's what I learned in school, too! I wonder if that's in the teacher's manual. 6y
ReadingEnvy @saresmoore now more war!! :) 6y
ReadingEnvy @EloisaJames @Anovelobsession Fascinating to see how tiny details point to underlying intrigue in the hands of an attentive journalist! 6y
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Hoopiefoot
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Talk about timely reading....am less than a day's commute away from finishing this book...

cariashley Seriously timely!!! 6y
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ErinC
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My copy of In Cold Blood is loaned out right now but I also love this political true crime scandalous book! #seewhatihavewon @Liberty

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BookishMarginalia
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I'm listening to this #audiobook and pruning my Litsy #TBR list while #TrickyCat sleeps contentedly nearby. 💜💜💜

Bookzombie 💕🐱 6y
Nerdfins Toebeans! And is that some toe floof I see too? (edited) 6y
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BookishMarginalia
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Done with The Watergate Stories, so on to this classic of reporting, in my continuing quest to gain some perspective. 👍🏼

bio_chem06 Have you watched the movie with Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman? 6y
BookishMarginalia @bio_chem06 Not yet. Planning on it! 6y
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lauren.lerner
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Driving to Nashville with my husband for a few days. There's an amazing #usedbook store I'll be hitting while we're there (McKay's #ftw 🏆), but just in case I don't find anything there (like that's even possible lmao), a few #roadtripreads for the duration, plus my #kindle. We have a good system for road trips: he drives while I read (& take 📸 - it's a beautiful drive!) • 🚙🏞📖

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ValerieAndBooks
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What I liked about this book was also what I kind of didn't like. It's very detailed, so I got bogged down at times. Written as the Watergate events were unfolding. In fact, when published, it didn't even include Nixon's resignation. Ford wasn't VP yet. It's strictly from the perspective of investigative journalism. I'm sure I'll eventually read their follow-up book, The Final Days. My only non-fiction book so far for my #birthdaychallenge (1974)

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ValerieAndBooks
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Good movie. Of course a lot was left out (otherwise it'd have been too long), but the gist of the Watergate story was there. And I'm sure you all don't think I'm weird for noticing the books 📚. Top two pics are in Ben Bradlee (Jason Robards) office. Bottom left -- Bernstein's home, bottom right -- Woodward's home. Now to get back to reading the book!

LeahBergen I always notice the books in movies. 😀 6y
Sace Books distract me from dialogue all the time. 6y
Betty I try to see what the titles are. 6y
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Lmstraubie I would love to know what books they chose to use, or actually if they are real books.🤔 6y
LauraBeth ❤️ this movie! 6y
ValerieAndBooks @LeahBergen @Sace glad to know I'm not alone 😊! @betty @Lmstraubie I was able to pick out a couple titles in Bradlee's office -- Thirteen Days by Robert Kennedy and The Apprentice Bastard. @LauraBeth it was well done! Fun to look at the 1970s outfits (the wide ties! 👔 ) and cars too! 6y
Texreader I used to practice media law and went to these amazing seminars where they would have all these people from these amazing cases and points in history come talk. Some of the Watergate major players spoke at one conference. At another I had lunch with Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame (the original Snowden). Those meetings are probably all I miss from doing media law. It's not a rewarding practice, to be honest. 6y
ValerieAndBooks @Texreader your experiences sound really interesting! I'm glad you got to have those, especially if the rest of your work wasn't rewarding. 6y
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