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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2008

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

    Watergate - is a good detail summary of all the parts of the series of events and Nixon's administration. I personally had to skip over some parts as the details,reflections, references to other books written 20 years later made it difficult to keep up. I would agree it educated extensively about Watergate, on issues I did not understand at the time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2008

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

    Watergate - is a good detail summary of all the parts of the series of events and Nixon's administration. I personally had to skip over some parts as the details,reflections, references to other books written 20 years later made it difficult to keep up.I would agree it educated extensively about Watergate, on issues I did not understand at the time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2001

    Should be called 'Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Watergate'

    I've read this book twice, and I find it as probably the most interesting and informative book regarding the Nixon years and the Watergate fiasco. I recommend this book to anyone who's been left with so many unanswered questions regarding the downfall of a President.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2000

    Too Easy on John Dean

    Historically accurate but a selective. I was in college during Watergate and, like everyone else, I was very anti-Nixon. As time went by and more facts came out my thoughts have changed. With this perspective, here are some comments on Emery's book: (1) Any treatment of this subject should give Nixon his due, and make appropriate mention of his massive accomplishments, both internationally and domestically (pollution control, desegregation of southern schools, for example). (2) A fair treatment of Watergate should talk about the witchhunt philosophy on the other side. When unarmed first offenders that steal nothing get 40 years in prison and someone that squeals on the president gets off free (James McCord), you know what all the witnesses are going to do. (3) Emery never comes to grips with the central question of whether Nixon even knew about the break-in ahead of time. I say he didn't based on other accounts. Logic would justify this. He had the China summit in February, the North Vienamese invasion of Quang Tri Province in March, the Russia summit in May, how was he supposed to plan a burglary in June? (4) Emery, as also the Watergate Committee, treats Dean with kid gloves even though he probably masterminded the break-in and, as Council to the President, orchestrated the cover-up.

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