The Nixon Defense Deluxe

The Nixon Defense Deluxe

What He Knew and When He Knew It

Format
Enhanced Ebook
Price
$18.99
 
  • Enhanced Ebook
  • ISBN 9780698194885
  • Viking
  • Adult

Overview

Based on Nixon’s overlooked recordings, New York Times bestselling author John W. Dean connects the dots between what we’ve come to believe about Watergate and what actually happened

This deluxe edition of The Nixon Defense includes 30 select recordings and transcriptions of secretly recorded conversations between Richard Nixon and his aides in the months after the Watergate break-in, including the three “smoking-gun” conversations of June 23, 1972. Many of these tapes have never been transcribed, giving us an unprecedented view of the origins of the president’s Watergate defense and the workings of the Nixon White House.
 
Watergate forever changed American politics, and in light of the revelations about the NSA’s widespread surveillance program, the scandal has taken on new significance. Yet remarkably, four decades after Nixon was forced to resign, no one has told the full story of his involvement in Watergate.
 
In The Nixon Defense, former White House Counsel John W. Dean, one of the last major surviving figures of Watergate, draws on his own transcripts of almost a thousand conversations, a wealth of Nixon’s secretly recorded information, and more than 150,000 pages of documents in the National Archives and the Nixon Library to provide the definitive answer to the question: What did President Nixon know and when did he know it?
 
Through narrative and contemporaneous dialogue, Dean connects dots that have never been connected, including revealing how and why the Watergate break-in occurred, what was on the mysterious 18 1/2 minute gap in Nixon’s recorded conversations, and more.
 
In what will stand as the most authoritative account of one of America’s worst political scandals, The Nixon Defense shows how the disastrous mistakes of Watergate could have been avoided and offers a cautionary tale for our own time.

 
The Nixon Defense Deluxe

The Nixon Defense Deluxe

John W. Dean

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