The Last of the President's Men

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Author(s): Bob Woodward
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Oct 13, 2015
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.15 hours)
Product Number: Z100135914
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442394339
Narrator/s: Campbell Scott
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Description

Bob Woodward exposes one of the final pieces of the Richard Nixon puzzle in this "intimate but disturbing portrayal of Nixon in the Oval Office" (The Washington Post). "Four decades after Watergate shook America, journalist Bob Woodward returns to the scandal to profile Alexander Butterfield, the Richard Nixon aide who revealed the existence of the Oval Office tapes and effectively toppled the presidency…Woodward re-creates detailed scenes, which reveal the petty power plays of America's most powerful men…a close-up view of the Oval Office in its darkest hour" (Kirkus Reviews). In The Last of the President's Men, Woodward reveals the untold story based on forty-six hours of interviews with Butterfield, supported by thousands of documents—many of them original and not in the presidential archives and libraries—and uncovered new dimensions of Nixon's secrets, obsessions, and deceptions. "This volume…amplifies (rather than revises) the familiar, almost Miltonian portrait of the thirty-seventh president…as a brooding, duplicitous despot, obsessed with enemies and score-settling and not the least bit hesitant about lying to the public and breaking the law" (The New York Times). Today, The Last of the President's Men could not be more timely and relevant as voters question how much do we know about those who are now seeking the presidency in 2016—what really drives them, how do they really make decisions, who do they surround themselves with, and what are their true political and personal values? This is "yet another fascinating gift to history by DC's most relentless reporter" (Politico).

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Bob Woodward
Narrator(s): Campbell Scott
Product Number DD22700
Released: Oct 13, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781442394322
eBook
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Author(s): Bob Woodward
Product Number EB00614148
Released: Oct 13, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781501116469

Professional reviews

"This audiobook centers on Alexander P. Butterfield, the man who told the world that Richard Nixon had installed a tape recording system in the White House. His bombshell testimony led to the events that ultimately forced President Nixon to resign in 1974 because of the Watergate scandal. Narrator Campbell Scott is an excellent choice for this audiobook. His low pitch and reserved tone mirror the book well. His narration is a perfect fit for the skulduggery of the Nixon White House. An eerie subtext to Scott's reading creates a tense atmosphere that's almost fun to experience. We know the ending, but getting there is the enjoyable part. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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