Based on Nixon’s overlooked recordings, New York Times bestselling author John W. Dean
connects the dots between what we’ve come to believe about Watergate and
what actually happened.
Watergate forever changed
American politics, and in light of the revelations about the NSA’s widespread
surveillance program, the scandal has taken on new significance. Yet
remarkably, four decades after Nixon was forced to resign, no one has told the
full story of his involvement in Watergate.
In The Nixon Defense, former White House Counsel John W. Dean, one of
the last major surviving figures of Watergate, draws on his own transcripts of
almost a thousand conversations, a wealth of Nixon’s secretly recorded
information, and more than 150,000 pages of documents in the National Archives
and the Nixon Library to provide the definitive answer to the question: What
did President Nixon know and when
did he know it?
Through narrative and
contemporaneous dialogue, Dean connects dots that have never been connected,
including revealing how and why the Watergate break-in occurred, what was on
the mysterious 18.5 minute gap in
Nixon’s recorded conversations, and more.
In what will stand as the
most authoritative account of one of America’s worst political scandals, The Nixon Defense shows
how the disastrous mistakes of Watergate could have been avoided and offers a
cautionary tale for our own time. Download and start listening now!