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King Richard : Nixon and Watergate : an American tragedy
King Richard : Nixon and Watergate : an American tragedy
Dobbs, Michael, 1948-2021
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In January 1973, Richard Nixon was inaugurated after winning re-election in a historic landslide. But by April his presidency had fallen apart as the Watergate scandal metastasised into what White House counsel John Dean called 'a full-blown cancer'. King Richard is the intimate, utterly absorbing narrative of the tension-packed hundred days when the Watergate burglars and their handlers in the administration turned on one another, revealing their direct connection to the White House. Drawing on thousands of hours of newly released taped recordings, Michael Dobbs takes us into the very heart of the conspiracy, recreating these dramatic events in unprecedentedly vivid detail. He captures the growing paranoia of the principal players, and their desperate attempts to deflect blame, as the noose tightened around them and the daily pressures became increasingly unbearable. At the centre of this spellbinding drama is Nixon himself, a man whose strengths - particularly his determination to win at all costs - were also his fatal flaws. Structured like a classical tragedy with a uniquely American twist, this is an epic and deeply human story of ambition, power, and betrayal.
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Imprint:
Carlton North, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2021.©2021
Collation:
xi, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
97819223107819781922310781
Dewey class:
973.924092973.924
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryHistory973.924 DOBOnloan - Due: 18 Dec 2021
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