By Leon Friedman,William F. Levantrosser
This quantity brings jointly a unusual staff of students, reporters, and previous Nixon management officers to check the Watergate controversy and its legacy. specific realization is paid to Nixon's misuse of presidency strength for political ends, his administration's obsession with secrecy and the keep an eye on of knowledge, and the impeachment lawsuits in Congress. this can be the second one in a trilogy of titles according to the Hofstra Presidential convention on Richard M. Nixon (the first, Richard M. Nixon: baby-kisser, President, Administrator [Greenwood, 1991], was once additionally edited via Friedman and Levantrosser). Watergate and later on features a ultimate evaluation of the Nixon Presidency via a bunch of biographers who've written broadly in regards to the guy and his politics, in addition to value determinations of Nixon's accomplishments and screw ups through either management figures and out of doors historians. designated attempt was once made all through to include opposing issues of view at the a variety of concerns less than dialogue, making this some of the most entire and balanced exams of the Watergate scandal and its aftermath on hand in print.
The ebook starts with essays that describe the political reactions to Watergate and Nixon's try to get rid of the 1st detailed prosecutor at the case. within the dialogue part that follows, new perception into what the break-in used to be alleged to accomplish is supplied by way of Reverend Jeb Stuart Magruder, conversing for the 1st time in a public discussion board. next papers speak about the several efforts by means of the Nixon management to discover information regarding political competitors, the politicization of the Justice division, the constitutional war of words within the very best court docket over the Nixon tapes, and the Pentagon Papers case. Discussants comprise Charles Colson, who was once within the White condo on the time, Tom Brokaw of NBC, and Ron Ziegler and Gerald Warren of the White apartment press workplace. 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 analyzing for classes at the presidency and glossy American politics, Watergate and later on is a crucial contribution to our realizing of this serious interval in postwar history.