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The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address by Joseph Rodota

Read by Bronson Pinchot, with the recording produced by Blackstone Audio.

Reviewed by Ryan Paul Winn

Political consultant Joseph Rodota captures the Watergate’s fifty years playing host to Washington’s powerful and notorious. Teetering between historical record and gossipy tell-all, the text captures why the complex has stood without equal since the Johnson administration. Reader Bronson Pinchot adeptly handles the intermingling of salacious details and the vernacular of Italian architects and French cuisine. The result is an audiobook that’s intriguing to historians and scandal fans alike.

Ryan Paul Winn is a columnist and media critic who’s rarely without an audiobook or his earbuds. When not writing or teaching in the Liberal Studies department at College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin, he can be found researching overlooked history in local and national archives.