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King Richard : Nixon and Watergate : an American tragedy / Michael Dobbs.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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1 current hold with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 973.924 DOB (Text) 33500013407648 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385350099
  • ISBN: 0385350090
  • ISBN: 9780345805843
  • ISBN: 0345805844
  • Physical Description: xi, 396 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book" -- title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Hubris -- Crisis -- Catastrophe -- Catharsis.
Summary, etc.:
"From the author of the acclaimed One Minute to Midnight: a sharply focused, riveting account--told from inside the White House--of the crucial months when the Watergate conspiracy consumed itself and brought down the president"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #2
    *Starred Review* According to journalist and historian Dobbs (One Minute to Midnight, 2009), the tragedy of Richard Nixon's Presidency ranks with that of the protagonists of ancient Greek drama. He sets this history of the Watergate scandal as a theater piece, beginning with a dramatis personae and organizing his chapters as acts of a play: Hubris, Crisis, Catastrophe, and Catharsis. One by one, he narrates events of each day of the scandal, starting with Nixon's 1973 Inauguration Day. Drawing on audio tapes that the President kept of his meetings and conversations, Dobbs moves the story from the first moments of the cover-up through the Washington Post's reportage up to the moment when circumstances overtake the White House and force Nixon to dismiss his most loyal aides and supporters. Dobbs focuses sharply on Nixon and his immediate circle (Erlichman, Haldeman, Dean), leaving Congressional hearings and investigations as background, and concluding before Spiro Agnew's own legal troubles became headlines. This is a compelling, moment-by-moment narrative, psychological as much as political, offering a sense of intimacy with the beleaguered Nixon without mawkishness. Includes photographs and a bibliography. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #2
    *Starred Review* According to journalist and historian Dobbs (One Minute to Midnight, 2009), the tragedy of Richard Nixon's Presidency ranks with that of the protagonists of ancient Greek drama. He sets this history of the Watergate scandal as a theater piece, beginning with a dramatis personae and organizing his chapters as acts of a play: Hubris, Crisis, Catastrophe, and Catharsis. One by one, he narrates events of each day of the scandal, starting with Nixon's 1973 Inauguration Day. Drawing on audio tapes that the President kept of his meetings and conversations, Dobbs moves the story from the first moments of the cover-up through the Washington Post's reportage up to the moment when circumstances overtake the White House and force Nixon to dismiss his most loyal aides and supporters. Dobbs focuses sharply on Nixon and his immediate circle (Erlichman, Haldeman, Dean), leaving Congressional hearings and investigations as background, and concluding before Spiro Agnew's own legal troubles became headlines. This is a compelling, moment-by-moment narrative, psychological as much as political, offering a sense of intimacy with the beleaguered Nixon without mawkishness. Includes photographs and a bibliography. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

MICHAEL DOBBS was born and educated in Britain, but he is now a U.S. citizen. He was a long-time reporter for The Washington Post, covering the collapse of communism as a foreign correspondent, and he has taught at Princeton, Georgetown, and the University of Michigan. He is the author of a Cold War trilogy that includes Down with Big Brother, One Minute to Midnight, and Six Months in 1945; he lives outside Washington, D.C.

Subject: Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974.
United States > Politics and government > 1969-1974.
HISTORY / United States / General.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
Politics and government.
United States.

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