May 17, 2014

Elizabeth Drew spoke about her book, Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's Downfall, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Originally published in 1975, Elizabeth Drew's Washington Journal was the book that best captured the extraordinary upheaval of America in the Watergate years. The book that established Drew's reputation as one of the shrewdest and sharpest writers on American politics, Washington Journal took in the emerging scandal with tremendous clarity and force. 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 these pages, 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. The result is a book that brings to life Washington in all its complexity and contradiction.

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ISBN: 9781468309997
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Published: Abrams Press - July 21st, 2015