So did I miss something somewhere?
With all the hoopla last month over Vanity Fair's article on Mark Felt being Deep Throat, the legendary whistle-blower of Watergate, who eventually contributed to the downfall of a President, Richard Nixon, to be precise, I thought a book was forthcoming. I didn't know it was more than imminent. In fact, it's immediate.
Bob Woodward has The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat coming out on July 6.
THAT'S. THIS. COMING. WEDNESDAY.
I just read the VF article this weekend, and from that and various other things I read, I gathered that the reason Felt went public was to protect his own interest in this and somehow profit from it. The article does not mention the book from Woodward coming out--ever--nor does it seem like Felt has anything in the pipeline.
So, my questions are, was Woodward going ahead on his own with this book, and it was planned all along and that's why Felt came forward...or did Felt come forward as publicity for THIS book? Or did Woodward have this book finished, waiting to be published upon Felt's death (he is 91) and just rushed it into publication to protect HIS own (Woodward's) interests, i.e., a proprietary interest in all things Watergate?
Either way The Secret Man sure as hell was a secret book...at least to me!