The Watergate Complex Analysis

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Watergate, an office complex located near the Potomac in Washington never seemed to serve as such an important place as it did on the evening of June 17. 1972. On that evening a burglary took place that not only would shape the rest of current President Nixon’s term in office, but would also shape how the American people see their President, and how the American people sees their government. Nevertheless, the story of the robbery came to Woodward on a Saturday, quite confused by the location of the robbery because two years earlier the building had been a place where thousands on Anit-Nixon Protesters shouted slurs to the Republican party that had been in the Watergate complex (APM 14) Quickly following a few phone calls Woodward realized that …show more content…
Deepthroat, desperate to hide his identity even went to the lengths of circling a page in the newspaper delivered to Woodward just to show Woodward that he wanted a meeting (APM 72) Without deepthroat and the information he gave Woodward the investigation into the happenings of Watergate could have been entirely different. Deepthroat for example, was the first person to tell Woodward that President Nixon’s Plumbers unit was in fact behind the robbery and with this information the story unraveled All the Presidents Men is unique because Woodward and Bernstein’s novel was published as the actual case hearing for Watergate were happening. This can be compared to a book by Keith Olson entitled “Watergate” which was published in 2003. Notably one of the biggest differences in the two novels is that Olson spends much more time on the proceedings to the robbery and less time on the robbery itself. Olson goes into great detail about the men working with Nixon and just how much information Nixon knew because in 2003 more information was known about just how much President Nixon knew than when Woodward and Bernstein wrote their novel in 1974. Another considerable difference between the two texts was the audience for …show more content…
All the Presidents Men for example can almost be seen as a mystery novel. Woodward and Bernstein’s language is that not above everyday American citizens as to where

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