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Short Synopsis
Elizabeth Drew's groundbreaking work on the Watergate Scandal and the downfall of President Richard Nixon brings to life Washington in all its complexity and contradiction.

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Unfolding over the course of a single year, from September 1973 to August 1974, Washington Journal is the record of the near-dissolution of a nation's political conscience—told from within. In this book, we see corruption in its most prosaic and grandest forms, along with occasional flashes of decency, ethics, and humanity, and other sights rarely witnessed in the wilds of the capital.

Cool and understated—and all the more devastating for its understatement—Washington Journal was hailed upon its publication as a landmark work of journalism. With an introduction that brings this all too relevant book squarely into the present, Washington Journal is ready for its place in the pantheon of great writing about American politics.

"Forty years after the greatest scandal of the American presidency, Elizabeth Drew's account in Washington Journal remains fresh and riveting, instructive and evocative. Her afterword on Nixon's post-Watergate life is equally compelling." ---Tom Brokaw

"A sober, thorough, and sensitive report." ---The New York Times Books Review

Washington Journal

Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's Downfall

Author Elizabeth Drew

Narrated by Jo Anna Perrin

Publication date Jul 9, 2014

Running time 22 hrs 18 min

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