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Albert R. Hunt

That Night Richard Nixon Called Ben Bradlee

Bradlee's charm was unsurpassed, his instincts almost unfailing and he had, as someone once said, the guts of a cat burglar.
He broke a few stories.

He broke a few stories.

Photographer: by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images

A friend once remarked that Ben Bradlee was "a man's man," to which my wife replied, "he's also quite a woman's man."

Woman or man, it was hard to find anyone as engaging and fun to be around as Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee, who died tonight at age 93.