By Leon Friedman,William F. Levantrosser
This quantity brings jointly a amazing crew of students, reporters, and previous Nixon management officers to ascertain the Watergate controversy and its legacy. specific cognizance is paid to Nixon's misuse of presidency strength for political ends, his administration's obsession with secrecy and the regulate of data, and the impeachment court cases in Congress. this is often the second one in a trilogy of titles in line with the Hofstra Presidential convention on Richard M. Nixon (the first, Richard M. Nixon: flesh presser, President, Administrator [Greenwood, 1991], was once additionally edited through Friedman and Levantrosser). Watergate and in a while encompasses a ultimate overview of the Nixon Presidency through a gaggle of biographers who've written largely in regards to the guy and his politics, in addition to value determinations of Nixon's accomplishments and screw ups by means of either management figures and out of doors historians. designated attempt used to be made all through to include opposing issues of view at the numerous concerns less than dialogue, making this essentially the most complete and balanced checks of the Watergate scandal and its aftermath on hand in print.
The booklet starts with essays that describe the political reactions to Watergate and Nixon's try and get rid of the 1st specific prosecutor at the case. within the dialogue part that follows, new perception into what the break-in used to be alleged to accomplish is equipped by way of Reverend Jeb Stuart Magruder, talking for the 1st time in a public discussion board. next papers speak about the several efforts by way of the Nixon management to discover information regarding political rivals, the politicization of the Justice division, the constitutional disagreement within the excellent courtroom over the Nixon tapes, and the Pentagon Papers case. Discussants comprise Charles Colson, who used to be within the White condo on the time, Tom Brokaw of NBC, and Ron Ziegler and Gerald Warren of the White apartment press place of work. eventually, the impeachment court cases are reexamined in chapters that discover the categorical fees opposed to the president and the political coalitions that shaped in Congress round them. excellent as supplemental interpreting for classes at the presidency and smooth American politics, Watergate and later on is a crucial contribution to our knowing of this serious interval in postwar history.
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Watergate and Afterward: The Legacy of Richard M. Nixon: Legacy of Richard M.Nixon (Contributions in Political Science) by Leon Friedman,William F. Levantrosser