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Archibald Cox : conscience of a nation

Author: Ken Gormley
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In October 1973, America was transfixed by a battle of wills between President Richard Nixon and a 61-year-old law professor. Archibald Cox was serving in a new post - Special Prosecutor - to investigate the Watergate break-in. Quietly but resolutely he asked the White House to release tapes of important conversations. Facing a Supreme Court deadline, Nixon ordered Cox to be fired. The top two officials of the
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gormley, Ken.
Archibald Cox.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1997
(OCoLC)605389245
Named Person: Archibald Cox; Archibald Cox
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Gormley
ISBN: 0201407132 9780201407136
OCLC Number: 37213490
Description: xxii, 585 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part one: the making of a lawyer --
"Billy" Cox --
Harvard --
Learned Hand --
Pioneer in labor law --
A call from the White House --
A Yankee professor --
Part two: the Kennedy years --
Young Senator Kennedy --
The candidate's academic advisor --
Tensions in the 1960 campaign --
The celestial general --
The landmark cases --
New president --
Student riots --
Part three: Watergate and beyond --
A third-rate burglary? --
The new special prosecutor --
Opening arguments --
Battle for the tapes --
Showdown with the President --
The Saturday Night Massacre --
White House mysteries --
The Watergate cleanup --
Semiretirement --
Epilogue: home to New England.
Responsibility: Ken Gormley ; foreword by Elliot L. Richardson.
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By October 1973 Prosecutor Archibald Cox was tracing the Watergate cover-up to the Oval Office. Immediately public opinion swung against President Nixon and turned Cox into a hero. At its core, this  Read more...

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