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The mysterious source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break open the Watergate scandal in 1972 remained hidden for thirty-three years. In The Secret Man, Woodward tells the story of his long, complex relationship with W. Mark Felt, the enigmatic former No. 2 man in the FBI who helped end the presidency of Richard Nixon. The Secret Man brings to a close one of the last chapters of Watergate.

Praise For…

"Provocative. . . . Reaffirms the vital role that confidential sources play in keeping the public informed."

-- The New York Times

"The Secret Man is one of the best [of the Watergate books] at illuminating the backstage battle to bring President Nixon's team to account. . . . Eye-opening."

-- The Boston Globe

"The best short discussion of the distinction -- between the reporter as private eye and the reporter as stenographer -- that has ever been published. The chapter on the protection of sources is a passage that one hopes will be taught in schools."

-- The New York Times Book Review

"Long live the use of confidential news sources. . . . An inside look at the give-and-take involved in the often-dicey relationships between journalists and their sources."

-- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"A filling-in of many of the final blanks left in the most explosive political/journalism story ever."

-- Lincoln Journal Star

"A provocative, even stirring contribution."

-- Baltimore Sun

Product Details
ISBN: 9780743287166
ISBN-10: 0743287169
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2006
Pages: 249
Language: English

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