The inside stories of modern political scandals : how investigative reporters have changed the course of American history

by Klein, Woody, 1929-

Format: Print Book 2010
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN4888.P6 K57 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PN4888.P6 K57 2010

This book examines ten major political scandals involving the White House in the past 50 years, revealing how the investigative reporters behind the stories uncovered the hidden truths.

On numerous occasions, the dogged efforts of investigative journalists have led to a dissemination of information that had a direct effect on the course of American history--the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the Watergate scandal, "Monicagate" of the Clinton administration, and the Enron accounting scandal.

The Inside Stories of Modern Political Scandals: How Investigative Reporters Have Changed the Course of American History features in-depth interviews with all living journalists responsible for revealing major political scandals involving the White House, including Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the reporters responsible for bringing the Watergate scandal to the light of day. The author presents a fascinating view into the "story behind the story" regarding the ten most momentous, modern-day political scandals in America. Containing both anecdotes from the investigative reporters involved and specific examples from published articles, this text reveals the specific methods used by these award-winning journalists to successfully pursue their stories and earn their titles as watchdogs of our government, our military, and big business.

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Subjects Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Investigative reporting -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Investigative reporting -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Publisher Santa Barbara, Calif. :Praeger,2010
Language English
Description xxxiv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-229) and index.
ISBN 9780313365133 (hardcover : alk. paper)
031336513X (hardcover : alk. paper)
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