NEW BOOK, DEEP THROAT--FACT OR FICTION,
REVEALS IDENTITY OF WATERGATE INFORMANT
WASHINGTON, DC -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE via PRNetwire) -- June 14, 2002 -- WPI Inc. publishing announced today the publication of a new book, entitled "Deep Throat--Fact or Fiction," written by a former United States District Attorney in the District of Columbia, Thomas O'Malley.
As the 30th Anniversary of the Watergate Break-in approaches, this new book by O'Malley finally reveals the identity of one of America's greatest, yet until now anonymous, heroes -- "Deep Throat."
Kept secret for decades by the Washington Post, Deep Throat's identity has until now been the subject of speculation with most surmising the famous source was a well-known and highly placed individual. In his book, 'Deep Throat--Fact or Fiction,' attorney Thomas O'Malley debunks the myths and reveals the real Deep Throat: Joseph A. Lowther, Administrative Assistant to Watergate Judge John Sirica.
An experienced and gifted trial attorney, Deep Throat was a manic depressive. A veteran of the OSS (the precursor to the CIA) who enjoyed good connections to the FBI and CIA, he often drank too much and could act irrationally. Despite all his frailties, during Watergate when our country faced its greatest constitutional crisis, this one man came forward and made a difference. “He took on Sirica and Watergate, not for personal acclaim or to gain notoriety, rather so that he could be of service to his nation and his court. Those were his sole motivations and were only a part of what he did as a lawyer.”
O'Malley, a former United States District Attorney in the District of Columbia, and close friend of Lowther, makes his case in 'Deep Throat--Fact or Fiction' by citing the deathbed confession of a man who by Bob Woodward's own admission was a source. Just why Woodward and the Washington Post continue to keep Deep Throat's identity a secret is painstakingly examined.
Here is the inside story, told from the offices of the Court where Watergate was tried. 'Deep Throat-- Fact or Fiction' unveils the mystery -- who the man was, why he became “Deep Throat”, how he helped bring down a President and why his identity has been kept secret for so long.
The electronic book is currently available for sale on the Internet at http://www.watergate-history.com. The price is $12. Use Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free on the Internet at adobe.com) to read the book. Advance orders for the printed hard cover version, due to be released in 2002, can also be requested from the web site.
Kaye Phillips (540) 381-9077
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