9780821412879

Nightmare : The Underside of the Nixon Years

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  • ISBN13:

    9780821412879

  • ISBN10:

    0821412876

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr
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Summary

This extraordinary book had an extraordinary genesis. In July 1973, for the first time in its history the New York Times Magazine devoted a full issue to a single article: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Lukas's account of the Watergate story to date. Six months later, a second installment ran in another full issue. Later the Times asked him to write still a third issue on the impeachment. This piece never appeared because it was overtaken by Nixon's resignation. But Lukas's painstaking reporting on Nixon's last months in office appears here, twenty-five years after his resignation, for the first time in paperback, along with added information on every aspect of Watergate.

Widely acclaimed as a major text of the Watergate saga, J. Anthony Lukas's Nightmare, with a new foreword from presidential historian Joan Hoff, is an investigative masterwork highlighted by in-depth character sketches of the wide array of key players. As described by Publishers Weekly, "The result is a model of measured judgment and of careful selection and synthesis, and it is p

Author Biography

J. Anthony Lukas won two Pulitzer Prizes for writing about social upheavals of the 1960s and '70s. He died in 1997.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Joan Hoff
Preface xiii
Fear of Losing
1(8)
State of Siege
9(32)
Leaks and Taps
41(27)
Plumbers
68(41)
Dirty Money
109(37)
Dirty Tricks
146(23)
Break-in
169(41)
Cover-up
210(60)
Uncover
270(73)
Houses in the Sun
343(26)
Tapes
369(28)
Agnew
397(18)
Firestorm
415(27)
Operation Condor
442(27)
Impeachment
469(46)
Resignation
515(55)
A Note on Sources 570(11)
Index 581

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