Bob Woodward

(March 26th, 1943 — )

Robert Upshur Woodward is an American journalist. He is best known for his role in discovering the Watergate scandal.

Woodward was born to an upper-class family. After his parents divorced when he was twelve, he was raised by his father. He was educated at Yale, and afterwards took a five-year tour of duty with the US Navy.

Instead of attending Harvard for law, he decided to take a temporary journalist position at The Washington Post while take graduate courses. He was not hired full-time due to his lack of experience. After he had worked at The Montgomery Sentinel for a year, The Washington Post hired him for a full-time position.

Along with Carl Bernstein, he investigated a break-in at the Watergate offices complex that led them to the discovery of the Watergate scandal. He wrote two books with Bernstein detailing the events.

Woodward has written many successful novel-length journalist pieces since then. He has also been embroiled in several controversies. He has also won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. He continues to actively lecture students.

Bob Woodward is a book author.

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All the President’s Men & Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail

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I often read as much about American politics as I do about the politics about my own country. Though it feels like I’m on the outside looking in when I read books like this, it to some extent feels closer than is comfortable as well.