Other Books by Carl Bernstein
All The President's Men
(with Bob Woodward)
In the most devastating political detective story of the century, two Washington Post reporters, whose brilliant, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation smashed the Watergate scandal wide open, tell the behind-the-scenes drama the way it really happened.
Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing with headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward kept the tale of conspiracy and the trail of dirty tricks coming -- delivering the stunning revelations and pieces in the Watergate puzzle that brought about Nixon's scandalous downfall. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post and toppled the President.
The Final Days
(with Bob Woodward)
The Final Days is a portrait of what went on behind the scenes during the gravest crisis in the history of the American presidency. In an enthralling narrative that flashes from one private discussion to the next, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein chronicle the previously unknown events leading to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. This is a story you have not read in the newspapers.
The authors accomplish what no other reporters have: they take us inside the rooms where Nixon’s tapes were made and edited; where the President, his lawyers and staff committed themselves to increasingly desperate tactics to save the Nixon presidency; where the jealousies and rivalries of the President’s men were revealed; where Nixon and his family debated the choices before them. Here is the moment-by-moment account of Richard Nixon’s last days in public office -- brought vividly alive with the same novelistic detail and dialogue that made All the President’s Men a number one national bestseller.
(with Marco Politi)
Carl Bernstein set the standard for modern investigative journalism with his Pulitzer Prize-winning Watergate reporting for the Washington Post and the books All the President's Men and The Final Days. Now, with His Holiness, Bernstein and Marco Politi -- the dean of Vatican journalists -- turn their attention to chronicling the illustrious life of John Paul II and how he has made the Vatican into one of the world's most powerful institutions once again.
Drawing on hundreds of interviews with the key players in Rome, Washington, Moscow, and Warsaw, Bernstein and Politi tell the Pope's amazing story, recreating the remarkable details of his upbringing in a small Polish town during the Nazi occupation and the early years of the Soviet control of the country. Despite the Soviets' attempts to halt the growth of the Church in Poland, his career included assignments as the bishop of the archdiocese that contained Auschwitz and a role at Vatican II as well as a growing presence within the Vatican during John Paul I's papacy.
At once compelling journalism, drama, history, and biography, His Holiness reveals how John Paul II used his global pulpit to put the Church on an unmistakable theological course with regard to such issues as the role of women, sexuality, and abortion -- and, in the political arena, to force the Vatican to recognize the state of Israel, work with the CIA, and influence the rise of Solidarity.
Loyalties - A Son's Memoir
From the coauthor of All the President's Men and The Final Days comes this pained, loving, intensely felt account of his parents' ordeal, and his own emotional upheaval, during President Harry Truman's loyalty purges. Both of Bernstein's parents had Communist Party affiliations in the 1940s. His father, Al, a Senate-appointed investigative attorney on Capitol Hill, later a union leader in San Francisco, attended a few Party meetings; his mother, Sylvia, participated in the party's campaigns on behalf of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and to desegregate swimming pools. When Truman's loyalty boards began passing judgment, in 1947, on government employees' fitness to serve, Al Bernstein was defense counsel in some 500 such cases. His own union career derailed, he opened a laundry. In 1954, his wife was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. The FBI was a constant presence in their son's boyhood and adolescence. This taut memoir mingles pride, angry confrontation with the author's parents and coming to terms with the past. We also get unbuttoned glimpses of the author as fourth-grade "patriotic nut," Bar Mitzvah boy screaming at his "atheistic" mom and dad, brash fraternity leader in Maryland's suburbs, budding journalist.