61 pages 2 hours read

Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein

All the President's Men

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1974

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Essay Topics


Which source contributed the most to Woodward and Bernstein’s investigation? How do you weigh each source’s contribution? What makes a source valuable or not? How are sources used to create an investigation of this kind?


How did the Watergate affair impact the Nixon Administration? How did policy change? How did the White House react to the accusations? What were the strengths and weaknesses of its reaction?


Why was Woodward and Bernstein’s reporting so successful? Of all the reporters working on Watergate stories, why do we remember Woodward and Bernstein but not the others? What made their stories special? Was it style? Sources? Persistence? Dumb luck? Weigh your choice against the others.