Watergate

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Simon and Schuster, 1995 - History - 559 pages
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"Told as a narrative history, Watergate is a tale of extraordinary characters, from the unlikely undercover man G. Gordon Liddy (who specialized in demonstrating his willpower by charring his finger in a candle flame) to Sam Ervin, the determinedly old-fashioned senator whose televised committee hearings ultimately brought the whole mess before the public. There are dozens of minor figures - petty criminals, lawyers disdainful of the law, loyal followers and opportunists. And, at the center, Richard Nixon himself." "As Washington bureau chief for The Times of London during the entire Watergate period, Fred Emery covered every aspect of the story. Now, with the passage of two decades and access to many new facts, he is in a unique position to bring it to us whole - mysteries solved, gaps filled, the drama complete."--Jacket.
 

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User Review  - ehines - LibraryThing

A really fine book on this scandal and, next to reading the tape transcripts, the best reminder I know of what the Nixon administration was actually like. Read full review

WATERGATE: The Corruption of American Politics and the Fall of Richard Nixon

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To coincide with the 20th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation, Emery (consultant for a Discovery Channel tie-in and former London Times executive editor) provides some new details in ... Read full review

Contents

Breakthrough and Breakin
3
Dirty Tricks
21
The Pentagon Papers
39
From SANDWEDGE to GEMSTONE
74
The Money Trail
106
The Lost Weekend
138
Instant Coverup
161
Payoffs and Perjury
195
Crackup
334
Testimony
354
Sirica Rules
377
Massacre
385
The Missing Tapes
408
Nixons Enemy Within
419
Only One Chance to Impeach
435
Endgame
449

Dean Takes Charge
218
Tm Not Gonna Let Anybody Go to Jail
249
A Modified Limited Hangout
275
The Linchpin
292
A Procrastination Too Far
318
Afterword to the Touchstone Edition
483
Notes
499
Index
531
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