Bill Powers - RI Native Captures the Threat from Personal Technology
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Bill Powers grew up in Cranston, attended Harvard, was a Rotary Scholar to Spain... and then things really took off.
Powers began his Washington, DC, career on the staff of U.S. Senator John Chafee, then turned to journalism. He served as Bob Woodward’s researcher, both at the Washington Post and on Woodward’s book, The Commanders. Woodward is known as one of America's most heralded journalists for unveiling the improprieties of the Nixon Administration - the Watergate scandal. Powers' research work for Woodward chronicled the inner working of President George H.W. Bush's administration and management of the first Iraqi war.
Later, Powers joined the Post's newsroom as a staff writer and remained at the paper through 1996.
As he tells GoLocalProv.com, “I have written for more pubs than are worth listing…The Atlantic, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times... .”
Hamlet’s BlackBerry is Powers' first book.
Learn more about Bill Powers at www.williampowers.com