The Secret Man: Book summary and reviews of The Secret Man by Bob Woodward

The Secret Man

The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat

By Bob Woodward

The Secret Man

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The secret inside story of Watergate and Deep Throat is revealed - by the famed Washington Post duo of Woodward and Bernstein, who broke the story that brought down a president.

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Bob Woodward Author Biography

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Robert Upshur Woodward, known as Bob, was born in March 1943 in Geneva, Illinois.  He studied history and English literature at Yale, receiving his B.A. in 1965, after which he spent four years as a Naval officer.  He was discharged as a Lieutenant in 1970 after serving as an aide to the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Thomas H Moorer.  He was hired by The Washington Post but was let go after his two-week trial because he lacked any experience as a journalist.  After a year working for the Montgomery Sentinel, he reapplied to The Washington Post and was given a job in August 1971.  Less than a year, later Woodward and Carl Bernstein were assigned to investigate the burglary of the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in a ...

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