A Novel

eBook - 2012
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A retelling of the Watergate scandal, as seen through a kaleidoscope of its colorful perpetrators and investigators.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2012
ISBN: 9780307907080
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 432 p.)


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Aug 16, 2016

Ah, once again a review of Thomas Mallon, the rightwing darling beloved of NPR [the Koch brothers-financed people] misinforming on Watergate. So, puuhlease - - let's just review a few facts.
The last real pushback against the banksters was JFK, and we know what happened to him. Nixon, as much as I despised him, actually came out on behalf of the American worker, albeit temporarily, when he enacted tarriffs and truly annoyed the Wall Streeters [last guy to do that was McKinley, and he was whacked like JFK]. So, a dude named Woodward, a WaPo reporter, formerly in the Naval Investigation Service and the liaison between the Pentagon and the White house, together with Bernstein, met some guy called Deep Throat at an apartment building where almost every occupant worked at Development Alternatives, Inc., a CIA-front organization. Hmmmm. . . . the remaining occupants worked for another CIA-front organization. Hmmmm. . .
You may wish to research Thomas Mallon's family background before trusting anything that dude has to say.

Aug 16, 2016

I enjoyed this book BUT it assumes you already know a lot about Watergate. I returned it, read some basic information, read a more basic book about it,, watched some documentaries, then checked Mallon's book out again. Much better!

Dec 07, 2013

Absolutely gripping. Up there with "All the President's Men"!

debwalker Mar 10, 2012

"Thomas Mallon’s remarkable novel of the scandal is told from multiple points of view, mostly those of players who are now footnotes in the history books....Mallon’s coup is to show us how the smallest of differences – one less drink, one more cautionary word – just might have meant that Nixon’s legacy became that of a world historical leader, and not a petty crook."
Stephen Amidon
Globe & Mail

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