Forty years ago this weekend, President Richard M. Nixon became the only U.S. president to resign from the office. Former Nixon White House counsel, John W. Dean has written a new book The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It for which he transcribed over 1,000 hours of Executive Office Building tapes to create a definitive record of the Watergate scandal. A recent New York Times review stated that the book “will remind people of why Nixon deserves so unflattering a historical reputation, despite the opening to China and détente with the Soviet Union. It should also serve as a renewed cautionary tale about elevating politicians with questionable character to high office.”
You can find the book in the Law Library Basement E860 .D385 2014.