Blind Ambition: The End of the Story

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John W. Dean appends his original bestseller, out of print for two decades, with a powerful new Afterword, providing new revelations and details that answer the most persistent questions lingering since the original investigation. Readers will be astonished with the brutal honesty of Dean's disclosures, which finally close the case on Watergate. He explains with insightful clarity why (and how) a bungled, conspicuously amateurish burglary at the Democratic National Committee unraveled a presidency, forcing ...
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John W. Dean appends his original bestseller, out of print for two decades, with a powerful new Afterword, providing new revelations and details that answer the most persistent questions lingering since the original investigation. Readers will be astonished with the brutal honesty of Dean's disclosures, which finally close the case on Watergate. He explains with insightful clarity why (and how) a bungled, conspicuously amateurish burglary at the Democratic National Committee unraveled a presidency, forcing Richard Nixon from office. Dean provides definitive answers to outstanding historical questions, and alerts us to the growing efforts by Nixon revisionists to reinvent this tragic chapter of American history by rewriting it.

The controversy and crowds surrounding Dean's June 17th, 2009, appearance at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library confirm that interest in Watergate has not diminished over the years. Dean's speaking engagement, the first time he has spoken at the Nixon Library, coincided with the 37th anniversary of the infamous Watergate break-in and created an uproar in the conservative media. Nixon revisionists have been blogging on his appearance, criticizing its appropriateness and content.

The inside story of a President and his staff acting above the law in achieving their goals has timeless relevance. For the millions of Americans too young to remember Watergate, Blind Ambition is a vigorous introduction to the corrupting influence of governmental power. Those familiar with Watergate will find new information and correlations to recent events in American history. Dean's perceptive new Afterword, when read with this now classic autobiographicalwork, truly closes the case on Watergate. Blind Ambition was on the New York Times Best Sellers List for six months at its original publication. It is still considered the most conclusive and reliable chronicle of the scandal that undid a presidency.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780976861751
  • Publisher: Polimedia Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/21/2009
  • Pages: 614
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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John W. Dean
John Wesley Dean III is an author, columnist, and commentator on contemporary politics. Most famously, Dean served as White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon from 1970 to 1973, and became the key government witness of the Watergate prosecution.

Dean was born in Akron, Ohio. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University. In 2000, Dean retired to become a successful author, lecturer, and columnist.

In 2004, Dean published Worse than Watergate, a critical analysis of the George W. Bush administration, calling attention to the extreme secrecy of that administration, and its consequences, long before the mainstream news media recognized and acknowledged the problems. Worse than Watergate spent 10 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Dean's 2006 book, Conservatives without Conscience, examines contemporary American conservatism to show how traditional conservatism has been replaced by a dangerous authoritarianism. This work spent six weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Dean's most recent New York Times best-seller is Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches, which explores how Republican rule and control of government has altered established processes and procedures in a negative manner that has affected all Americans.
Dean, who lectures throughout the world, writes a bi-weekly column for FindLaw.com. He lives in Los Angeles and is working on his tenth book.
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  • Posted November 15, 2009

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    This book reads like a novel

    For anyone who is interested in the Nixonian period this is a must read. Even if you think you know what transpired during Watergate, think again. I have read extensivley about Watergate, and this is the most balanced view of this period in our history. If you are interested in John Dean's point of view you can catch him from time to time on Countdown With Keith Olbermann week nights on MSNBC.

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