A New York Times Book to Watch
In January 1973, Richard Nixon had just been inaugurated after winning re-election in a historic landslide. But by April 1973, his presidency had fallen apart as the Watergate scandal metastasized. Drawing on thousands of hours of taped recordings, Michael Dobbs takes us into the heart of the conspiracy. We eavesdrop on Nixon plotting with his aides and raging at his enemies. The result is a portrait of a president facing his greatest crisis. Rising from poverty to become the most powerful man in the world, Nixon commits terrible errors of judgment that lead to his public disgrace.