Title

Peepshow

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

July 1999

Abstract

Book Review of Bob Woodward, "Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate"In the months after the impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton, the race was on, publish or perish, to make some sense of the events of the last year. Notwithstanding that Bob Woodward is the dean of inside-Beltway reporting, the journalist who had defined coverage of presidential implosions, from Richard Nixon onward he faced stiff competition from a wide range of Clintonia writers, both journalists and former aides, including Michael Isikoff, George Stephanopoulos and Christopher Hitchens. Woodward's entry, "Shadow," attempts to cut loose from the crowd by being about more than just Clinton (although more than half the brook is about Clinton.)

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