Egil "Bud" Krogh made headlines as a Nixon Administration official who went to prison for his role in what would be known as the Watergate scandals. He is a practicing lawyer in Seattle, Washington.
Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White Houseby Egil Krogh, Matt Krogh
Krogh thought he was walking into a meeting to discuss the drug control program launched on his most recent trip to South Vietnam. Instead, he was handed a file and the
In 1971, Egil "Bud" Krogh was summoned to a closed-door meeting by John Ehrlichman, his mentor and key confidant of President Richard Nixon, in a secluded office in the Western White House.
Krogh thought he was walking into a meeting to discuss the drug control program launched on his most recent trip to South Vietnam. Instead, he was handed a file and the responsibility for the SIU, Special Investigations Unit, later to become notorious as "The Plumbers." The unit was to investigate the leaks of top-secret government documents, particularly the Pentagon Papers, to the press. The president considered this task critical to national security. Nixon said he wanted the unit headed up by a "real son of a bitch." He got the studious, zealous, and loyal-to-a-fault Bud Krogh instead.
In that instant, Krogh was handed the job that would lead to one of the most famous conspiracies in presidential history and the demise of the Nixon administration. Integrity is Krogh's memoir of his experiencesof what really went on behind closed doors, of how a good man can lose his moral compass, of how exercising power without integrity can destroy a life. It also tells the moving story of how he turned his life back around. For anyone interested in the ethical challenges of leadership, or of professional life, Integrity is thought-provoking and inspiring reading.
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This was the first sort of political book I've read. I was in BN a few years ago and started looking through the bookshelves and the cover caught my eye. You couldn't understand what the book was about unless you looked on the inside flap. The book was about how Egil Krogh was involved in the "Plumbers" in the White House during the Nixon administration. I thought that this was a very good book and couldn't put the book down. Every since I read that book, I've been more interested in political affairs and the Nixon administration. If you're looking for a closer view of Watergate through the eyes of one who was in it, this is one of those books.