The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon

The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon

by Stanley I. Kutler
     
 

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A big powerhouse of a book, one crackling with suspense and filled with insight into the origins, the unfolding, and the consequences of perhaps the gravest political and constitutional crisis in our history.-Michael E Parrish, San Diego Union

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A big powerhouse of a book, one crackling with suspense and filled with insight into the origins, the unfolding, and the consequences of perhaps the gravest political and constitutional crisis in our history.-Michael E Parrish, San Diego Union

Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe
Kutler's book is a watershed event—the beginning of the passage of Watergate from the stuff of journalism and instant history to real history.— Thomas Oliphant
San Diego Union
A big powerhouse of a book, one crackling with suspense and filled with insight into the origins, the unfolding, and the consequences of perhaps the gravest political and constitutional crisis in our history.— Michael E. Parrish
Christian Science Monitor
It is balance, breadth of vision, documentary research, historical context, and insight that Kutler provides—lucidly, gracefully, and far better than anyone before him. . . . This book should be regarded as the definitive reply to Nixon's attempts at rehabilitation. . . . [It] is about ethics, ends and means, and the dangers of an imperial presidency. . . . The republic owes Kutler a reward. It need not be elaborate: Americans need only to read him—and take his book seriously.— Leonard Bushkoff
The New Yorker
“A scholarly and thoughtful account. . . . [Kutler's] serious book is frequently as tense as a thriller.”
American Historical Review
“Stanley I Kutler's ambitious synthesis details the complexities of political sabotage and conspiracies to obstruct justice in evocative contexts including Vietnam and the growth of the imperial presidency. . . . Overall this study is, and will remain, the standard book on the 'underside' of the Nixon presidency for the foreseeable future.”
Thomas Oliphant - Boston Globe
“Kutler's book is a watershed event—the beginning of the passage of Watergate from the stuff of journalism and instant history to real history.”
Michael E. Parrish - San Diego Union
“A big powerhouse of a book, one crackling with suspense and filled with insight into the origins, the unfolding, and the consequences of perhaps the gravest political and constitutional crisis in our history.”
Leonard Bushkoff - Christian Science Monitor
“It is balance, breadth of vision, documentary research, historical context, and insight that Kutler provides—lucidly, gracefully, and far better than anyone before him. . . . This book should be regarded as the definitive reply to Nixon's attempts at rehabilitation. . . . [It] is about ethics, ends and means, and the dangers of an imperial presidency. . . . The republic owes Kutler a reward. It need not be elaborate: Americans need only to read him—and take his book seriously.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307834058
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
777,234
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Stanley I. Kutler is E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions at the University of Wisconsin and author of several books on American constitutional history.

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