The presidential scandal that shook america with a new. The watergate scandal was a political scandal in the united states involving the administration of u. It resulted in the resignation of the president, richard m. Keith olson s tightlywoven narrative recounts that infamous story with verve and a sharp eye for telling detail. Woodward, bob and bernstein, carl wrote a bestselling book based on their experiences covering the watergate scandal for the washington post titled all the presidents men, published in 1974. President nixon with the transcripts of the infamous watergate tapes.
There has never been a better time to recall the lessons of watergate, lest history repeat itself. The aftermath watergate was the worst scandal in american history for it was an attempt to subvert the american political process itself, says pbs. Miller center researcher whos written two books on nixons tapes. President richard nixons efforts to avoid the stains of the watergate scandal. Address book of watergate burglar bernard barker, discovered in a room at the watergate hotel, june 18, 1972. With various trump scandals giving the country a case of watergate deja. The watergate scandal changed american politics forever, leading. Initially, government investigators focused on the tapes concerning the watergate scandal. A comprehensive history of the watergate scandal by teddy white, a respected journalist and author of the making of the president series. Only a little over 100 pages including pictures of people and pictures of source documents like an. The senate watergate investigation remains one of the most significant congressional inquiries in u. The real watergate scandal is one of the most valuable watergate books ever published, as it breaks down the false accusations against our 37th president. Scandal in the white house twentieth century american history series feinberg, barbara silberdick on.
The presidential scandal that shook america with a. The watergate scandal in united states history hardcover september 1, 2014 by david k. Nixon enslow, 1996 concentrate more on the legal issues. The watergate scandal was one of the worst political scandals in american history. Arguably the greatest political scandal of twentiethcentury america, the watergate. If that claim was fraudulent, the selling of the war is arguably the worst scandal in american political history worse than watergate, worse than irancontra. The biggest political scandals in american history history. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that. After watergate, ervin returned to his hometown, morgantown, n. Select committee on presidential campaign activities. Als watergateaffare oder kurz watergate bezeichnet man, nach einer definition des. Collusion, conspiracy, and the plot that brought nixon down. The watergate office complex site of the infamous 1972 breakin that led to the first presidential resignation in american history is still in use in washington. Scott westerfelds watergate silver burdett, 1991, although shorter, covers the same information in a bit less detail and has fullcolor illustrations.
Nixon that were revealed following the arrest of five burglars at democratic national committee dnc headquarters in the watergate officeapartmenthotel complex in washington, d. The watergate scandal, as it came to be known, altered american politics forever, and changed the way americans looked at their elected. The watergate scandal in american history 9780894908835. The watergate scandal in american history by david k. One by one, disgraced former members of the administration confessed, or denied, their role in the watergate scandal. Watergate remains the most dramatic, sensational and, ultimately, significant political scandal in american history. The watergate scandal intensifies as nixon announces that white house aides john ehrlichman and h. Scandal in the white house twentieth century american history series. Olsons book offers a quick course on the scandal itself, a sobering. The final days by bob woodward, the invisible bridge. The myth of the medias role in watergate history news.1128 1343 710 111 940 86 131 976 860 22 131 366 212 1131 1025 92 1411 564 319 1017 1450 584 2 250 934 250 792 225 1039 825 975 760 1119 853 1371