The FBI, Being 'Deep Throat,' And the Struggle for Honor in Washington
Featuring: Deep Throat; Mark Felt
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The first full portrait of one of the most enduringly
mysterious public figures of our era, who played a pivotal
role in our national life.
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 bring down a Presidency, was
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.
Only as he neared the end of his life did Felt confide his
role in our national history to members of his family, who
then shared it with their lawyer, John O'Connor. The
questions "Who is Mark Felt? And why did he risk so much for
his country?" are brilliantly answered in A G-Man's Life.
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