Nixon's Secrets

Nixon's Secrets

The Rise, Fall, and Untold Truth About the President, Watergate, and the Pardon

Book - 2014
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Examines the rise and fall of Richard Nixon and argues that John Dean was behind the Watergate break-in and cover-up, that Al Haig was responsible for Nixon's leaving power, and that Nixon blackmailed Gerald Ford to get a pardon.
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781629146034
162914603X
Branch Call Number: 973.924092 N654S 2014
Characteristics: 669 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Colapietro, Mike - Author

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I searched for the title, TRICKY DICK, the rise and fall of Richard Nixon, but it isn't there, so I add my two cents to this, probably similar, book, by the same author. "Driven from office by his terrible secrets; his approval of the CIA-Mafia plots to kill Castro, the Bay of Pigs, his reliance, along with virtually every national politicaian of the 1940s and 1970s, on mafia funding, the bribes he had taken from the Teamsters, his contretemps with the CIA, his knowledge of what really happened in Dallas and who was involved secured him a pardon in order to avoid prison and launch his greatest public comeback." Hunter Thompson refers to Nixon in the book (likens him to) as a badger, pursued by a pack of dogs. The author has some nice things to say about Oliver Stone's film about Nixon. Prior to this book, all I had heard about the film was that Anthony Hopkins was miscast, as the lead. Some comprehensive appendixes fill out a most interesting book.

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rpavlacic
Mar 17, 2016

A very poor apologia for Richard Nixon, written by one of his aides; who among other things refuses to acknowledge that Mark Felt was Deep Throat. There are several glaring errors in this book, including dates; but far more astonishing are the numerous typos the copy editor missed, including some very embarrassing ones. From a man who wrote a book that "proved" LBJ assassinated JFK, one can surmise the agenda behind this book. Not worth the read.

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BennettHayes
Jun 05, 2015

A must read book about the man and his life that are not generally discussed or presented by other authors. I was amazed at the findings and gives me a better understanding of his presidency, relationship with the mob and their involvement throughout his career, staff, cabinet members and others. I think if he had been loved, he would have been a different man. I never understood his psyche until now.

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