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Watergate

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Not to Be Missed

    Thomas Mallon has accomplished the impossible as far as I'm concerned. He has taken an almost too-well-known story and provided a new perspective, blending fictional characters seamlessly with the facts. I think what most surprised me, aside from the considerable wit and literary talent this novel required, is that it can be enjoyed by someone of any political persuasion -- or have I just spent too many years inside the Beltway? -- catwak

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Still Fascinating After All These Years

    This was a fascinating look at the principals involved in the Watergate scandal. I bought the book just before leaving for trip to D.C. where my son lives across the street from the Watergate Hotel. I was able to walk around and sit in the courtyard, and view the building where it all started. This of course made the book much more fun to read. That being said, it was a very enjoyable read, even if I had not been in the vicinity. I had not realized how many of the principals involved actually lived in the Watergate Hotel. As a novel, Mallon was able to project the possible emotions all those involved were dealing with, giving them a human face as opposed to just a reporters take on the whole scandal.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

    I have read a fair amount of non-fiction regarding this period o

    I have read a fair amount of non-fiction regarding this period of our political history and was looking forward to a novel on the same subject matter,

    On the whole, I think it added little to my understanding of Watergate. It was somewhat entertaining in parts, but overall it was barely average.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Basic story line of watergate

    Good for a general review of the Watergate story, but nothing special to add excitement to the story

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    Good Read!

    Even though I knew the final outcome of the drama, the book still held my attention well. There is enough mystery to keep you involved in the unfolding story of Watergate in this novel. The author makes a lot of assumptions about how people were feeling and thinking in response to the scandal, and he works in some conspiracy theory with regard to Dorothy Hunt, but it did not detract from my enjoyment of the novel.

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  • Posted March 30, 2012

    highly recommended

    I lived in Washington DC during the actual Watergate and have read many of the factual books so I was wondering what a novel would do with the explosive details. I found it grounded in facts; only the dialogs behind closed doors had to be invented. But the characters and the facts of their testimony gave the details a fierce truth.. It focused on some of the minor characters - Fred LaRue and possibly an invented liberal friend. I think anyone interested in this period of history would enjoy the read.

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  • Posted March 30, 2012

    Review of the book, Watergate

    I got lost a few times with some of the names as to who did what...All in all, enjoyed it as it gave a good insight to some of the workings of the Govt...

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  • Posted March 27, 2012

    Awesome

    Great book. I love reading about Watergate and all the players. Reading a novel about the time was just plain fun. Awesome!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Amazing...

    Awesome novel about the oft-written scandal. Truly original
    and witty... a must- read for history fans. Mr. Mallon's next work will be greatly anticipated!!!

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