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Author: Alicia C. Shepard
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Title: Woodward and Bernstein: Life in the Shadow of Watergate
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Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (October 1, 2007)
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Woodward and Bernstein: Life in the Shadow of Watergate by Alicia C. Shepard



"Alicia Shepard has long been one of the nation's most important writers on journalism. Now she turns her attention to two of history's most famous journalists. It is a fascinating tale of young reporters who got sudden fame and fortune early in their lives, and how Woodward prospered while Bernstein foundered. When "letters and telegrams" pour in from all over the country to them, it is not necessary to quote from so many.

Woodward and Bernstein book. Woodward nor Bernstein ever claimed that Deep Throat had the key to Watergate. Instead, he served as a sounding board for Mr. Woodward, pointing the reporter in the right direction by asking provocative questions. Mr. Woodward never voluntarily disclosed the identity of his source, and then did so only reluctantly after Mark Felt's family decided that what they deemed his heroic role should be acknowledged before he died.

Woodward and Bernstein: Life in the Shadow of Watergate. by Alicia C. Shepard. But the scholarship meant that he would owe the navy four years of his life after graduation. I had a girlfriend that moved to New Jersey and that’s why I went to Yale, Woodward told the Houston Chronicle in 1974. The girlfriend was Kathleen Middlekauff. His college professors were literary lions Robert Penn Warren, the author of All the King’s Men, and Cleanth Brooks. Back then, I saw him as a very complex and creative person, said Kathleen.

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Woodward forgot the lessons of Watergate, and while writing a slew of bestsellers, regularly comes under fire for becoming so close to his highly placed stories that he becomes more stenographer to power than investigative reporter. He also stood at the center of the biggest scandal in Post history, when his protégé had her Pulitzer revoked, when it turned out the subject of her features-an eight year old drug addict-simply didn’t exist. It’s possible this conundrum is what drew Woodward to the subject of his first post-Watergate book. Wired was the biography of a man who’d just seen his peak at an early age, John Belushi, who burnt out like a shooting star, and died in a hotel, never having to face decades of decline.

Based on new interviews and never-before-seen archival materials, ""Woodward and Bernstein"" takes a fresh, thought-provoking look at this unlikely journalistic duo. Thrown together by fate or luck, Woodward and Bernstein changed the face of journalism and the American presidency. For the first time, Shepard separates myth from reality as she traces the lives of the iconic journalists before and after Watergate.

Alicia C. Shepard (born April 27, 1953, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American journalist, media writer and expert on the work and lives of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. In February 2014, she moved to Kabul, Afghanistan to work with Afghan journalists. In fall 2012 Shepard joined the University of Nevada, Las Vegas faculty as a guest professor for the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

C. Woodward and Bernstein: Life in the Shadow of Watergate. The Haldeman Diaries: Inside the Nixon White House (Putnam, 1994). American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate and Beyond (Wiley, 2007). Will: The Autobiography of Gordon Liddy (St. Martin's, 1996). Magruder, Jeb Stuart. An American Life: One Man's Road to Watergate (Atheneum, 1974). Nixon, Richard M. RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon (Simon & Schuster, 1990). Sirica, John J. To Set the Record Straight: The Break-in, the Tapes, the Conspirators, the Pardon.

These facts are featured in "Woodward & Bernstein: Life in the Shadow of Watergate" by award-winning journalist and American University professor, Alicia C.

Alicia Shepard is the author of Woodward and Bernstein: Life in the Shadow of Watergate. Having pored over the Watergate papers, notes, interviews and drafts sold by Woodward and Bernstein in 2003 to the University of Texas for 5 million dollars, she challenges the reporter's sole ownership of this chapter in American history  . And I think it's more accurate to say they played a role in bringing down a president.

Based on new interviews and never-before-seen archival materials, ""Woodward and Bernstein"" takes a fresh, thought-provoking look at this unlikely journalistic duo. Thrown together by fate or luck, Woodward and Bernstein changed the face of journalism and the American presidency. For the first time, Shepard separates myth from reality as she traces the lives of the iconic journalists before and after Watergate.
Reviews: 7
santa
Ms. Shapard dug into the forty odd boxes of Woodstein's papers purchased for $5 million dollars by the University of Texas, funded through a donor, and for the first time brings to print a comprehensive profile of the personal backgrounds and events that brought Woodward and Bernstein together to unveil the biggest known journalistic event. The biograhical background and many interviews she develops adds to the documented resources and is written in an entertaining and informative presentation that keeps the reader involved.

Where did journalism go and how do we see it coming back to help perform its constituional role in our democracy? There are some ansers to these questons and it is worth one's time to read this book and then reflect on how certain changes in our society may endanger it.
Boraston
I'm the author. So naturally, I think it's great that Amazon asked me to rate it. I worked for years on it. It tells the tale of how you live the rest of your life after achieving great fame and wealth by age 30.
Dianaghma
A MUST-READ FOR WATERGATE JUNKIES! We have all followed Woodward and Bernstein's careers through newspaper articles and the occa¬sional TV interview. Now Alicia Shepard has gathered all those data into a book about what Watergate did for them...and to them. It is a fascinating tale of young reporters who got sudden fame and fortune early in their lives, and how Woodward prospered while Bernstein foundered.

Shepard had access to their entire Watergate archives, and my only criticism of the book is its liberal quotations of that material. When "letters and telegrams" pour in from all over the country to them, it is not necessary to quote from so many. It slows down the narrative and you will find yourself skipping over most of these repetitive passages. All in all, it is a 266 page book that would have a much easier read at about 225. But if you love Water¬gate and all that came in its wake, pick up this book and read about how it careened the careers of these little reports to un¬known heights and depths.
Jairani
thank you.
Porgisk
Haven't read it yet, will soon, just find this subject really interesting, and wil add it ot my own personal library, thanks.
Kerdana
This is a well written book about the two men most widely identified with bringing Nixon down. This is not how they would describe themselves, of course, but the fact remains that without their doggedness Nixon would probably have skated through this mess of his own making. The author does get a bit redundant at times, which is an affliction most history books seem to suffer from, but that's a minor nit. I did find it interesting that Robert Redford had envisioned a movie about these two from the very beginning, even before any momentum to open hearings had begun. His instinct was good; his influence changed the direction the book they were writing, All the President's Men, from an account of the Watergate scandal itself to an account of the investigative journalism required to unearth the details of the scandal. I would have liked to hear more about Woodward's unfortunate decisions to justify the Bush Gang's crimes by writing books about his criminality, but for some reason the author was largely silent about that. Indeed, if anything, she should be criticized for not going into enough detail on the criticisms Woodward has generated over not only his Bush books but also the Belushi bio, Wired. Still, I recommend this as a quick enjoyable read for anyone interested in another side of celebrity, the kind people used to become because they DID something important rather than being someone cute or outrageous. I know, how old fashioned.
Reggy
I must say, I was skeptical when I first started the book. But, I was was pleasantly surprised. All I can say is that Woodward is one fascinating guy. I would love to meet him. As a reporter for a small daily newspaper, I loved learning more about how large daily newspapers operate. I also could relate to Bernstein -- I think we have the some of the same personality traits. We can hit some some home runs, but then also strike out a lot, maybe even some ADD traits.

Woodward and Bernstien are the perfect example that if you work hard and don't give up, good things happen. I know it's straight from the "water is wet department" but it's the truth. Their work is inspiring. Woodward talks to sources over and over again, literally dozens of times, for each story. That's why he is the best journalists in this county.

First, I read the "All the Presidents Men," then watched the movie, and then read this book. Shepard's book is a excellent follow up to the book and the movie.
The irony here is that neither Woodward nor Bernstein would speak with the author, despite having made millionaires out of themselves over the past 30-plus years by insinuating themselves into other peoples' lives and putting everything they've ever been told by anyone about anyone else between book covers. A bit of a double standard. Still, this look at how Watergate affected these two reporters is an engrossing read and a first class research job. Many many intriguing revelations for anyone who follows journalism and those who still like to read about the Watergate scandal. It's all tied up with a red bow because of the revelation in 2005 that Deep Throat was former FBI official Mark Felt, a secret that Woodstein kept religiously for three decades. Woodward's latest books on Bush are a bit boring, but that doesn't come across here. His Belushi expose remains his best, but this book points out that Woodward never again went outside politics in his reporting. Too bad. He should.