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The Final Days Paperback – June 16, 1994
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"Fascinating, macabre, mordant, melancholy, frightening..."
-- Los Angeles Times
"An extraordinary work of reportage on the epic political story of our time."
-- Chicago Sun-Times
"Unprecedented...Mr. Nixon emerges as a tragic figure weathering a catastrophic ordeal...and weathering it with considerable courage and dignity."
-- The New York Times
"The epic political story of our time."
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About the Author
Bob Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post, where he has worked for forty-four years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for The Washington Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal, and later for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored or coauthored twelve #1 national nonfiction bestsellers. He has two daughters, Tali and Diana, and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, writer Elsa Walsh.
Carl Bernstein is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair magazine and has written for a variety of publications. He is the author of Loyalties: A Son’s Memoir, and has coauthored His Holiness: John Paul II and the History of Our Time with Marco Politi, as well as All the President's Men and The Final Days with Bob Woodward. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Haig became chief of staff after Nixon fired Haldeman. Haig is the central character in this account, a useful focal point in a complex story. He was jammed between a difficult boss and the staff, the lawyers, the Cabinet, the prosecutor, the courts, the press.
ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (1974) was a marvelous detective story -- how two young reporters uncovered the Watergate scandal. This book (1976) is better in some ways, a detailed account of the last year of Nixon's presidency, of the feverish activity of White House staff, Nixon lawyers, special prosecutor Jaworski, the courts, Senate Watergate committee, House impeachment hearings, unanimous decision of the Supreme Court (including three Nixon appointees) against Nixon. The last hundred pages are a dramatic daily record of events effectively showing the anguish of staff, led by Haig, and other loyal Nixon supporters as they reluctantly conclude that he must resign or be removed, the anguish of Nixon's family, the complex, troubled character of Nixon. I was surprised at my growing sympathy, despite the outrage of this ordeal, for a man I had always despised. Judge not hatefully, though judge we must.
(As an aside, the glimpse into the Nixon circle, the man himself, his families and associates adds valuable depth and an anchoring humanity, good and bad).