Watergate: A Brief History with Documents

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Stanley I. Kutler
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 15, 2010 - History - 240 pages
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The second edition of Watergate: A Brief History with Documents presents a collection of relevant historic documents from Nixon's acceptance speech at the 1968 Republican National Convention to his 1974 pardon.
  • Includes transcripts of recently-released Watergate tapes that reveal Nixon’s thoughts and reactions to events as they unfolded, and that deal with the identity of the anonymous source known as ‘Deep Throat’.
  • Uses the crisis to explain how American politics and law work and provides an indication of the way the country may handle future crises
  • Provides brief summaries of what happened to various Watergate participants
  • Covers the entire span of time from Nixon's 1968 acceptance speech at the RNC until his pardon in 1974
 

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Contents

I Richard Nixon At Work and in His Own Words
9
II The White House Horrors
19
III The Watergate BreakIn
31
IV CoverUp The White House Responds
41
V The Conspiracy Unravels Judge Sirica the Ellsberg Case the Senate and the Special Prosecutor
75
VI The Tapes and the Saturday Night Massacre
135
VII The Final Agony Impeachment Resignation Pardon
167
Appendix
207
Bibliographical Note
219
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Stanley I. Kutler is the E. Gordon Fox Professor Emeritus of American Institutions, History, and Law at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of several books on American history, including Abuse of Power: The New Nixon Tapes (1997), which resulted from his successful lawsuit against the National Archives and Nixon that forced the release of the long-suppressed Watergate tapes. He is also the author of The Wars of Watergate (1990).

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