In Washington, D.C., where little stays secret for long, the identity of Deep Throat--the mysterious source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break open the Watergate scandal in 1972--remained hidden for 33 years. Now, Woodward tells the story of his long, complex relationship with W. Mark Felt, the enigmatic former No. 2 man in the Federal Bureau of Investigation who helped end the presidency of Richard Nixon.
A must read for anyone interested in Watergate.
This book was a nice exploration of the relationship between Woodward and Felt. It helped to clarify for me the discussions with Deepthroat and his incredibly important role in the breaking of the Watergate story.
I do, however, remember the announcement in 2005 that Mark Felt was Deep Throat. There were only a handful of people who knew his identity - but still, I consider the fact that the secret was kept for so long to be amazing. I suppose more than one alive person can keep a secret in certain situations.
Bob Woodward's book is readable but lacking the fast-paced excitement that "All the President's Men" generated, at least in me. Still, it was fun to read and see all the different theories that people have had over the years and compare them to the real story.