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Watergate and Richard Nixon

By MPL Staff on Aug 8, 2014 9:57 AM

Richard Nixon announced his resignation as the 37th president of the United States in a speech on August 8, 1974. Now, forty years later, there is no shortage of new books on everything from Nixon's rebound after his 1960 loss to John F. Kennedy, to Watergate and Ronald Reagan's rise in the years after Nixon's fall.



The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority by Patrick J. Buchanan

Patrick J. Buchanan, bestselling author and senior advisor to Richard Nixon, tells the definitive story of Nixon's resurrection from the political graveyard and his rise to the presidency.




The Nixon Tapes by Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter

Revealing a flawed president's hubris, paranoia and political genius, this selection of transcribed audio recordings of Oval Office, Cabinet Room and Camp David conversations between 1971 and 1972 sheds new light on one of the most important and controversial presidencies in U.S. history.






The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It by John W. Dean

A former White House Counsel and one of the last surviving major figures from Watergate uses his own transcripts from hundreds of conversations as well as documents in the archives to definitively determine what Nixon knew and when he knew it.






The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan by Rick Perlstein

Presents a portrait of the United States during the turbulent political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering the transition from Richard Nixon's downfall to the rise of Ronald Reagan during the 1976 presidential campaign. Events ranging from the Arab oil embargo and the era of Patty Hearst to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government are covered.

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