Watergate: The Corruption of American Politics and the Fall of Richard Nixon

  • Title: Watergate: The Corruption of American Politics and the Fall of Richard Nixon
  • Author: Fred Emery
  • ISBN: 9780684813233
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • Watergate The Corruption of American Politics and the Fall of Richard Nixon True story of the Political corruption of the Nixon era presidency
    True story of the Political corruption of the Nixon era presidency.

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    1. This book by Emery actuallyt took a long time to read. I began in July and just finished the third week of October. The reason being is not because I am a slow reader, but because the language information was very much above my reading level. This book is definatley for advanced readers. The book begins with Nixon's political life leading up to Watergate. It an an extremely useful resource because it gives you a clear understanding of everyone who is mentioned in the book. You could very well be [...]

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    2. I believe this is the definitive Watergate book. Yes, it is VERY detailed oriented. It uses just about every book written about Watergate. It takes you from the beginning of Nixon's administration concerning the "horrors" up to the Watergate break-ins up to the final stages of his final departure which isn't written about too often. The author also points out when there are discrepancies and credits where they come from. There are still many questions that would probably never be answered becaus [...]

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    3. This book is a good history of the events that became known as Watergate. He relates the genesis of the plans for dirty tricks to ensure re-election in 1972. Closely allied to that effort was the effort to stop leaks of information to the press. This effort took added urgency with the release of what were called the Pentagon Papers. This lead to the formation of the plumbers unit to stop leaks and perform political espionage. This then led to the Watergate break in and subsequent cover-up. The t [...]

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    4. This book left me sad, disillusioned, and wondering where the line is between fact and fiction in this version of Watergate. I conclude there is no absolute demarcation. I know there are many ways to tell this story and that everyone's truth is different and everyone's machinations are an underlying factor in the political game of high stakes. I'm left knowing, as I've always known, that we don't and won't have candidates worthy of the task and that there really are no public servants, just vary [...]

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    5. Excellent overview of the Watergate conspiracy starting from the very beginning and moving deftly through the notorious pre-planning stages of C.R.E.E.P. in Mitchell's office where Liddy unearthed his infamous Project Gemstone to the break-in at Lewis J. Fielding's office to the Watergate break-in and subsequent cover-up and it's orchestration from the inner chambers of the White House. Compelling and detail-oriented but also crisp and readable. This was the first book on Watergate I picked up a [...]

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    6. An excellent non-fiction tale of the Watergate Scandal, ideal for anyone who wants a full rounded view of the whole scandal without the 'outrage' of 'Woodstein' and their ilk !!!

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    7. It seems like a lot of people are interested in Watergate these days. For some reason. Anyway, this book was published in conjunction with the twentieth anniversary of the events, so it's now two decades old. But it's still a marvelously lucid and readable take on the Greatest Story Ever Told. Emery really cuts through the weeds that had grown up around the whole subject, due to the mountain of sensationalistic accounts and self-serving memoirs that existed. I'd read a ton of Watergate stuff ove [...]

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    8. This is probably the best one volume history of Watergate. Most of the history of Watergate focuses on Nixon and his personality and the legal and political maneuvering thereafter. This work dives into a detailed history of the crime, how it was done, who paid for it, and then also covers the criminal trials and political events.

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    9. The only thing is it could've been 2 or 3 times longer. Kinda sketchy in places--and too centered on the White House. I thought there was going to be more about the hearings (and fabulous revelations). Also who was on the Enemies List, etc. I'm a little scared to be on the same planet with Liddy. I loved where they were thinking of fobbing the whole thing off on him and saying he was "just some poor, misguided kid who read too many comic books." He was a cartoon character in real life. And I did [...]

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    10. Even though Watergate is some 40 odd years behind us, this book makes for compelling reading. The focus stays tightly on Nixon and his cadre of thugs, loyalists and fall-people. It does a good job of presenting both facts and glimpses into Nixon's psyche as the scandal brings his Presidency crumbling around his ears. An inside peek into the administration, it makes great companion book and counterpoint to All the President's Men (both the movie and the book)'s outside perspective.

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    11. Yes. Nixon was nuts. That's why he's the funnest President to read about. Also, he was mean. And surrounded by criminals. Sound familiar? Fred Emery, a former editor at The Times of London, gives a distinctly British perspective on a distinctly American President. It's tragedy and it's comedy and it's America, and it's important to know how corrupt and dark the story really was

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    12. Very good book, even though with all the names thrown around, it was a bit confusing, especially because people were frequently changing positions and who they reported to. I actually stopped around page 150 and started over, but made my own silly flow chart of who worked for who and their titles and it made things much clearer.

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    13. This was great because it humanized the whole terrible mess that Watergate was, (which still reverberates in the American psyche). It was confusing at times because there was such a long list of people who were actually involved in the events of Watergate. I think along with this book and All the President's Men, I have a much better understanding of history of Watergate.

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    14. Solid and readable account of the Watergate affair, with some of the background of the pattern of unpleasant behaviour from the Nixon Administration. The focus is on the cover up and, especially, the build up of pressure that eventually led to Nixon's resignation. Very good - recommended.

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    15. This took me an entire summer to finish, but very much worth it if you want to know the entire story behind the Watergate scandal from every angle. Ridiculously detailed, leaving no stone unturned. Lengthy, boring if you're not interested in the subject material, but fascinating if you are.

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    16. Defiintely love the character of Alice; her careful insults are so expected by the end though her friendship with Nixon is just as carefully played. Actually, following the lives of all the women in this book are soemwhat of a guilty pleasure.

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    17. I found this book too dry. There are much more interesting discussions of the Watergate saga out there.

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    18. So good I've read it twice.

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    19. Nearly 20 years old, but still the best account of the Watergate scandal.

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