Bob Woodward – 1943–
With Carl Bernstein, Woodward made journalism history—and changed American history—with investigative reporting, in the Washington Post, of the Watergate break-in, which led directly to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon in 1974. With Bernstein, he also coauthored a book on Watergate, All the President’s Men (1974), and an inside account of the collapse of the Nixon presidency, The Final Days (1976). More recently, on his own, Woodward wrote two books on the George W. Bush presidency, Bush at War (2002), about the war in Afghanistan, and Plan of Attack (2004), about the genesis of the U.S. invasion in Iraq. Both contain remarkable “insider” information—a hallmark of Woodward’s work.