Watergate: The Hidden History

Watergate: The Hidden History

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While Richard Nixon's culpability for Watergate has long been establisheda€”most recently by PBS in 2003a€”what's truly remarkable that after almost forty years, conventional accounts of the scandal still don't address Nixona€™s motive. Why was President Nixon willing to risk his reelection with so many repeated burglaries at the Watergatea€”and other Washington officesa€”in just a few weeks? What motivated Nixon to jeopardize his presidency by ordering the wide range of criminal operations that resulted in Watergate? What was Nixon so desperate to get at the Watergate, and how does it explain the deeper context surrounding his crimes? For the first time, the groundbreaking investigative research in Watergate: The Hidden History provides documented answers to all of those questions. It adds crucial missing pieces to the Watergate storya€”information that President Nixon wanted, but couldna€™t get, and that wasna€™t available to the Senate Watergate Committee or to Woodward and Bernstein. This new information not only reveals remarkable insights into Nixona€™s motivation for Watergate, but also answers the two most important remaining questions: What were the Watergate burglars after? And why was Nixon willing to risk his Presidency to get it? Watergate: The Hidden History reexamines the historical record, including new material only available in recent years. This includes thousands of recently declassified CIA and FBI files, newly released Nixon tapes, and exclusive interviews with those involved in the events surrounding Watergatea€”ranging from former Nixon officials to key aides for John and Robert Kennedy. This book also builds on decades of investigations by noted journalists and historians, as well as long-overlooked investigative articles from publications like Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times.Amid the top secret planning for the coup in Cuba, JFK made a speech at American University on June 14, 1963, calling for a€œa partial nuclear test ban treaty a€with theSoviets. ... Williams saw the five exile leadersashis five fingers, anda€” holding his hand opena€”he demonstrated how, ... cover story. * This isonlyatiny, representative sample fromthe many hundredsof pages of files about the a€œPlan for a Coup inanbsp;...

Title:Watergate: The Hidden History
Author:Lamar Waldron
Publisher:Counterpoint Press - 2013-12-13


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