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    All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein | Book Review

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    All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward Genres: History, Non-Fiction Original Publication Date: 1974 (original) Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Men revealed the full scope of the scandal and introduced for the first time the mysterious “Deep Throat.” Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing through headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward deliver a riveting firsthand account of their reporting. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post, toppled the president, and have since inspired generations of reporters. All the President’s Men is a riveting detective story,…

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    World Press Freedom Day 2018

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    It Is World Press Freedom Day 2018 In this troubled time in history, where journalists are attacked and even killed by politicians and terrorists from around the world, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2018. We live in very dangerous times when autocratic rulers want to destroy anyone who opposes them. There are some fascinating videos in this blog post from NFB: Mark World Press Freedom Day Around the world, politicians like Vladimir Putin are having journalists who oppose him killed: Here are 10 critics of Vladimir Putin who died violently or in suspicious ways Just the other day journalists were killed in Afghanistan: Journalist killings in Afghanistan: ‘An attack…

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    Marie: A True Story by Peter Maas | Book Review

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    Marie: A True Story by Peter Maas Genres: Crime, History, Non-Fiction Original Publication Date: 1983 Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Find the Author: Goodreads, Amazon Recounts the true experiences of Marie Ragghianti–former beauty queen, devout Catholic, and divorced working mother–and her courageous fight, in the face of disgrace and peril, against deep-seated political corruption in Tennessee. Marie: A True Story is about Marie Ragghianti, the woman who blew the whistle on the corrupt Tennessee government in the 1970s. Peter Maas was famous for his book on Frank Serpico, a whistleblower in the New York City Police Department. He also wrote other fine books about crime. But my favorite is…