The Watergate Crisis / Edition 1

The Watergate Crisis / Edition 1

by Michael A. Genovese
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313298785

ISBN-13: 9780313298783

Pub. Date: 09/30/1999

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The Watergate crisis marked the beginning of the age of cynicism in America. This readable and insightful account examines what happened in Watergate, who was involved, what it meant then, and what it means now. By analyzing the overall impact of Watergate on events that followed, this work will help students and other interested readers to better understand

Overview

The Watergate crisis marked the beginning of the age of cynicism in America. This readable and insightful account examines what happened in Watergate, who was involved, what it meant then, and what it means now. By analyzing the overall impact of Watergate on events that followed, this work will help students and other interested readers to better understand today's politics. In addition to a narrative overview and a series of topical essays about Watergate, this guide provides a timeline of events, biographical sketches of the key players, the text of important primary documents, a glossary of terms, and an annotated bibliography.

Watergate refers to a series of crimes and abuses of power including obstruction of justice, conspiracy, criminal coverup, perjury, and destruction of evidence. As a result of the Watergate crisis, the press became more intrusive and personal, the public became more cynical and apathetic toward government, executive-congressional relations became soured and divisive, and partisan clashes became more bitter. Genovese, a noted presidential scholar, discusses Nixon's political personality, addresses the question of whether any president is above the law, and offers a contemporary view of presidential corruption in historical perspective, which is valuable in light of the Clinton impeachment hearings. This readable analysis and ready-reference guide provides valuable resources for students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313298783
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1999
Series:
Greenwood Press Guides to Historic Events of the Twentieth Century Series
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1280L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Randall M. Miller

Preface

Key Players in the Watergate Crisis

Chronology of Events

The Watergate Crisis Explained

Historical Overview

What Manner of Man?: Watergate and the Development of Nixon's Political Personality

Is the President Above the Law?

Presidential Corruption in Historical Perspective

Nixon and the Media

Conclusion: The Watergate Legacy

Biographies: The Personalities Behind the Watergate Crisis

Primary Documents of the Watergate Crisis

Appendix: Legal Problems of the Nixon Administration

Glossary of Selected Terms

Annotated Bibliography

Index

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