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Watergate : the presidential scandal that shook America

Author: Keith W Olson; Max Holland
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2016 edition]View all editions and formats
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"A new afterword by Max Holland details developments since the original 2003 publication, including the revelation of Mark Felt as the infamous 'Deep Throat, ' the media's role in the scandal, both during and afterwards, including Bob Woodward's Second Man. Arguably the greatest political scandal of twentieth-century America, the Watergate affair rocked an already divided nation to its very core, severely challenged  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith W Olson; Max Holland
ISBN: 9780700623570 0700623574 9780700623563 0700623566
OCLC Number: 965137045
Description: x, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Patterns from the beginning --
Context of the break-in: motives and primaries --
The cover-up --
Disclosures --
The Senate Committee, testimonies, and Butterfield disclosure --
The struggle for the tapes: from disclosure to the Saturday Night Massacre --
From the Saturday Night Massacre to the tape transcripts: November 1973 to May 1974 --
The consensus and the resignation --
Ends and means: Watergate and the Cold War --
Afterword / Max Holland.
Responsibility: Keith W. Olson ; with a new afterword by Max Holland.

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The Watergate scandal has been extensively dissected and vigorously debated. Keith Olson, however, offers a "layman's guide to Watergate", a concise and readable one-volume history that highlights  Read more...

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"With so many Watergate books, it must be asked: Do we need another? In this instance, yes. Because . . . Olson provides a concise and readable overview of the entire mess, making often highly Read more...

 
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