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A G-Man's Life: The FBI, Being Deep Throat, and the Struggle for Honor in Washington | [Mark Felt, John O'Connor]

A G-Man's Life: The FBI, Being Deep Throat, and the Struggle for Honor in Washington

Mark Felt's role in history was secured when he decided to share his views on the Watergate break-in with a young reporter on the Washington Post named Bob Woodward. He made sure that the greatest political scandal in the twentieth century, which would besmirch an entire administration and bring down a presidency, was revealed in an unchallengeable way.
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Mark Felt's role in history was secured when he decided to share his views on the Watergate break-in with a young reporter on the Washington Post named Bob Woodward. He made sure that the greatest political scandal in the twentieth century, which would besmirch an entire administration and bring down a presidency, was revealed in an unchallengeable way.

This absorbing account of Felt's FBI career, from the end of the great American crime wave through World War II, the culture wars of the 1960s, and his conviction for his role in penetrating the Weather Underground, provides a rich historical and personal context to the "Deep Throat" chapter of his life. It also provides Felt's personal recollections of the Watergate scandal, which he wrote in 1982 and kept secret, in which he explains how he came to feel that the FBI needed a "Lone Ranger" to protect it from White House corruption. Much more than a Watergate procedural, A G-Man's Life is about life as a spy, the culture of the FBI, and the internal political struggles of mid-20th century America.

©2006 Mark Felt and John O'Connor; (P)2006 Tantor Media, Inc.

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"As history attests, Felt's is a valuable insider's perspective." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Tamara Garland, TX, United States 01-09-08
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    Lots of interesting information, not just about Watergate. Info on the FBI from very early on, Hoover and how he ran the FBI, the FBI culture over the years. Not enough specifically about Watergate but with all the background and personal information you can understand more about why Mark Felt did what he did, his internal struggles over it, and why he kept secret for so long. With him being so high up in the FBI you get to see the relationship between the government, FBI, and CIA in a different light and what impact the changing of Presidents can have on more than politics. Shows how the FBI became politicized and can understand better the problems it faced after the 1970's and why it is so important to keep the branches of government separate, the lawforce agencies (CIA, FBI, etc.)strengthened against political intrusion.

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