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Leak : why Mark Felt became Deep Throat / Max Holland.

By: Holland, Max.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, 2012Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 285 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780700619733; 0700619739.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Leak.DDC classification: 973.924092 | B Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
A forced departure, May 1973 -- The "war of the FBI succession," 1969-1972 -- Felt's private COINTELPRO, June 1972 -- To leak or not to leak?, July 1972 -- Special Agent Woodward, August 1972 -- Retracing the bureau's steps, August-October 1972 -- Richard Nixon's own "Deep Throat", October 1972 -- "A claque of ambitious men," November 1972-January 1973 -- The safe choice, February 1973 -- Gray self-destructs, March-May 1973 -- The making of Deep Throat, 1973-1981 -- Epilogue, 1982-2011.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-274) and index.

A forced departure, May 1973 -- The "war of the FBI succession," 1969-1972 -- Felt's private COINTELPRO, June 1972 -- To leak or not to leak?, July 1972 -- Special Agent Woodward, August 1972 -- Retracing the bureau's steps, August-October 1972 -- Richard Nixon's own "Deep Throat", October 1972 -- "A claque of ambitious men," November 1972-January 1973 -- The safe choice, February 1973 -- Gray self-destructs, March-May 1973 -- The making of Deep Throat, 1973-1981 -- Epilogue, 1982-2011.

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Library Journal Review

Bob Woodward's The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat concludes that the FBI's second in command, Mark Felt, likely became Woodward's mole because Felt worried that President Nixon might try to take over the agency. Here Holland (www.washingtondecoded.com; The Kennedy Assassination Tapes) claims Felt was a self-serving opportunist who became Deep Throat to sabotage acting FBI directors L. Patrick Gray III and William Ruckelshaus so that he would be appointed the permanent FBI director following J. Edgar Hoover's death. This exhaustively researched investigation (nearly a quarter of the book is source notes) draws on Woodward and Bernstein's Watergate files now held at the University of Texas-including interviews and correspondence with Watergate players-and FBI files on Felt and Gray to offer a compelling tale of skullduggery that reveals that Nixon learned about Felt's leaks in 1972 but was afraid to fire him because he might reveal even more damaging information. VERDICT This important and gripping addition to the Watergate saga challenges, if not discredits, heroic portrayals of Deep Throat in Woodward and Bernstein's All the President's Men. See L. Patrick Gray III's In Nixon's Web: A Year in the Crosshairs of Watergate for a work that takes a similarly dim view of Felt.-Karl Helicher, Upper Merion Twp. Lib., King of Prussia, PA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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