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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Felt, John O'Connor Narrator: Michael Prichar Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 besmirch an entire administration and bring down a presidency, was revealed in an unchallengeable way.

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. Who is Mark Felt? And why did he risk so much for his country? These and other questions are brilliantly answered in A G-Man’s Life.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mirm | 3/3/2012

    " Interesting confession of "Deep Throat" and description of the inner-workings of the FBI from the Nazi era to the 70s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amanda | 10/23/2011

    " Interesting how much has changed. It seems like today political figures are able to get away with so much intrigue, and no one calls them on it, either from the investigating agencies or the media. A lot has changed since Watergate, that's for sure "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joe | 8/7/2010

    " A good history lesson on "Deep Throat" (Watergate) and how a U.S. Presidency almost came totally apart. The question why Mark Felt was the informant was never really answered other than it was his "duty." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Barb | 12/24/2009

    " Not as much info about Watergate as I would have liked. "

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About the Author

Mark Felt (1913–2008) was an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who retired as the Bureau’s Associate Director in 1973. After denying his involvement with reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein for 30 years, Felt revealed himself to be the Watergate scandal’s whistleblower, “Deep Throat,” on May 31, 2005. In addition to A G-Man’s Life, his memoir detailing his life as an FBI agent, he is also the author of The FBI Pyramid from the Inside.