Blind Ambition: The End of the Story

Blind Ambition: The End of the Story

by John W. Dean
     
 

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… See more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976861751
Publisher:
Polimedia Publishing
Publication date:
07/21/2009
Pages:
614
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.40(d)

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