Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Overview


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 experiences—of 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786733033
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • Publication date: 3/17/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,265,419
  • File size: 345 KB

Meet the Author


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.
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Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Introduction     1
A Criminal Conspiracy
Two Decisions in Two Days     13
The Plumbers Gather in Room 16     31
A New Leak for the Plumbers     43
Sparring with the CIA, the FBI, and "Deep Throat"     53
A Proposal Gone Awry     61
The Making of a True Believer
Finding a Better Solution in Vietnam     81
Nixon at the Lincoln Memorial     105
Ensnared in Watergate by Blind Loyalty     119
Consequences
Pleading Guilty     129
From Courthouse to Jailhouse     139
The Road Home     151
Making Amends     161
An Open Letter to the Bush Administration     185
Integrity in Public Life     195
Afterword: The Integrity Zone     205
Index     211
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2008

    Good Insight on Watergate Scandal

    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.

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