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Bringing down a president : the Watergate scandal / Andrea Balis & Elizabeth Levy ; illustrations by Tim Foley.

Balis, Andrea, (author.). Levy, Elizabeth, 1942- (author.). Foley, Tim, 1962- (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J 973.924 BAL (Text) 33500013105440 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 973.924 BAL (Text) 33500013105432 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250176790
  • ISBN: 1250176794
  • Physical Description: xiv, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-213) and index.
Summary, etc.:
Describes the events, personalities, and issues involved in the Watergate Affair, featuring quotes from primary source materials.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    *Starred Review* With Watergate much in the news of late, the coauthors' reconstruction of the national debacle that resulted in the resignation of then President Richard M. Nixon is both timely and relevant. It is also an absolutely riveting story told partly in quotations from documented sources and partly in crisply written expository sections called "Fly on the Wall" (as in, "I wish I had been a fly on the wall") that augment and expand the quotations. The lively and informative text is enriched by illustrator Foley's many expert black-and-white pictures that capture the spirit of the words and the character of those involved. Particularly revealing are his portraits of the president and the other principal, larger-­than-life players in the drama. Though the scandal sparked a constitutional crisis, it had at least one salutary result: it evidenced, as the authors write, that "nobody is above the law, not even the president . . . the country is ruled by laws, not by a king." And yet they caution, "The cynicism and skepticism of our current political culture has its roots in the years of the Nixon scandals." That said, this valuable book reminds us that we can learn from the lessons of history and so avoid reprising the dark days of this national nightmare. Grades 7-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Dr. Andrea Balis is a faculty member in the history department of John Jay College, City University of New York. Her specialization is twentieth century political history. She has also written extensively for the theater, and worked as a director. She is the author of What Are You Using: A Guide for Birth Control for Teenagers and a novel, PJ.

Elizabeth Levy is the award-winning author of over 100 fiction and non-fiction books for children and young adults. She is known for the humor and research that she brings to her subjects, from studying stand-up comedy for My Life as A Fifth Grade Comedian, to working with renowned historians for America's Funny but True History and If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution.

Tim Foley was born in Flint, Michigan, and attended college at the Kendall School of Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His has illustrated such books as Ben Thompson and Erik Slader's Epic Fails history series and Is it Safe to Kiss My Cat? Tim lives and works in Grand Rapids with his wife, Terri.

Subject: Watergate Affair, 1972-1974 > Juvenile literature.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 > Juvenile literature.
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.

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