By Lamar Waldron
While Richard Nixon’s culpability for Watergate has lengthy been confirmed, it really is outstanding that — after nearly forty years — traditional debts of the scandal nonetheless don’t handle Nixon’s rationale. Why was once he prepared to jeopardise his presidency by way of ordering the wide variety of legal operations that led to Watergate? What was once he so wanting to get on the Watergate, and the way does it clarify the deeper context surrounding his crimes?
Lamar Waldron has undertaken groundbreaking study, printed during this ebook for the 1st time, that gives documented solutions to those questions. They upload the most important lacking items to the Watergate tale — details that Nixon sought after, yet couldn’t get, and that wasn’t to be had to the Senate Watergate Committee, or to Woodward and Bernstein.
Watergate: the hidden history builds on and re-examines the ancient list, drawing on a wealth of recent fabric: millions of lately declassified CIA and FBI documents; newly published Nixon tapes; and unique interviews with these concerned, starting from former Nixon officers to key aides for John and Robert Kennedy. accomplished and compelling, this can be a huge paintings of investigative research.