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This first full portrait of one of the most enduringly mysterious public figures of the modern era sheds light on Mark Felt's role as a spy, the culture of the FBI, and the internal political struggles of mid-20th-century America. Unabridged. 2 MP3 CDs.
Posted May 8, 2006
This essential historical account explains that the infamous Watergate break-in was only one event in a series of illegal acts by officials in the Nixon administration, which obstructed justice and hindered the subsequent Watergate investigations. Their success pushed career FBI agent Mark Felt to become a newspaper informant, famously known as 'Deep Throat.' Felt did not mention being 'Deep Throat' when he wrote much of this autobiography in the mid-1980s. Instead, he dwells extensively on his early career and his work with J. Edgar Hoover, whose virtues and eccentricities he discusses in detail. With the passing years, Felt, now an old man, has forgotten many details of his fascinating career and the Watergate era. Co-author John O¿Connor fleshes out Felt¿s account with material from Felt¿s files, relatives and colleagues. This includes new information about his family turmoil and his covert meetings with Post reporter Bob Woodward. Many readers know about Watergate, but Felt¿s story becomes even more powerful in light of the Justice Department investigations he underwent after his retirement. We highly recommend this book to anyone interested in U.S. politics.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.