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Watergate

The Hidden History : Nixon, the Mafia, and the CIA
Waldron, Lamar (Book - 2012)
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While Richard Nixon's culpability for Watergate has long been established, most recently by PBS in 2003, what is truly remarkable that after almost forty years, conventional accounts of the scandal still do not address Nixon's motive. Why was President Nixon willing to risk his reelection with so many repeated burglaries at the Watergate, and other Washington offices, in just a few weeks? What motivated Nixon to jeopardize his presidency by ordering the wide range of criminal operations that resulted in Watergate? What was Nixon so desperate to get at the Watergate, and how does it explain the deeper context surrounding his crimes? Through extensive investigative research, this book provides documented answers to all of those questions. It adds crucial missing pieces to the Watergate story, information that President Nixon wanted, but could not get, and that was not available to the Senate Watergate Committee or to journalists Woodward and Bernstein. This new information not only reveals remarkable insights into Nixon's motivation for Watergate, but also answers the two most important remaining questions: What were the Watergate burglars after? And why was Nixon willing to risk his Presidency to get it? This book reexamines the historical record, including new material only available in recent years. This includes thousands of recently declassified CIA and FBI files, newly released Nixon tapes, and exclusive interviews with those involved in the events surrounding Watergate, ranging from former Nixon officials to key aides for John and Robert Kennedy. This book also builds on decades of investigations by noted journalists and historians, as well as long overlooked investigative articles from publications like Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times.
Authors: Waldron, Lamar, 1954-
Title: Watergate
the hidden history : Nixon, the Mafia, and the CIA
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2012.
Characteristics: 808 pages, [16] pages of plates :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Richard Nixon runs for Congress
Nixon : Congress, the Senate, and the race for Vice President
Vice President Richard Nixon : the first five years
Nixon, the Mafia, and the CIA vs. Fidel Castro
Nixon, Hunt, and the CIA-Mafia plots to kill Fidel
August-October 1960 : Nixon and the CIA-Mafia plots to kill Castro
September-November 1960 : Nixon's first Mafia bribe for Hoffa, and the election
November 1960-early April 1961 : the CIA hides Its Mafia plots from JFK
April 1960 : the real reasons "the Bay of Pigs thing" failed
Spring 1961-Fall 1962 : Bay of Pigs aftermath to the Cuban Missile Crisis
Late 1962 : "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore"
January-June 1963 : Nixon, JFK, and Cuban operations
Summer and early Fall 1963 : Nixon, Hunt, and JFK's Cuban coup plan
September-November 1963 : Nixon and JFK go to Dallas
November 22, 1963 : Dallas, Washington, New York, Tampa, New Orleans
Late November and early December 1963 : National security cover-ups
December 1963-mid-1966 : Nixon in New York, Helms is promoted, Hunt prospers, Barker is fired
1966 : Nixon & Rebozo, Helms & Hunt
January-March 1967 : Jack Anderson, Rosselli, and Helms
Spring-Fall 1967 : another Helms cover-up and Nixon decides to run
1968 : tragedy for America, triumph for Nixon
1969, Nixon's first year in office : leaks, electronic surveillance, and "dirty tricks"
1970 : Nixon's covert actions involving Vietnam, Cuba, and Chile
January-July 1971 : the road to Watergate
Summer and Fall 1971 : Nixon, Hunt, Barker, and the first burglary
Nixon, the Mafia, Hoffa, the CIA, and Castro in 1971 : echoes of September 1960
The 1972 campaign : why Nixon ordered the Watergate break-ins
Nixon, the CIA-Mafia plots, and break-ins : from the Chilean embassy to Watergate
Mid-May to mid-June 1972 : the first three Watergate burglary attempts
June 16 to late June 1972 : another Watergate burglary, Nixon, and "the Bay of Pigs thing"
Late June 1972 to December 1972 : the cover-up holds and reelection
January to early May 1973 : Nixon's pinnacle and the gathering storm
May 1973 to August 1974 : Nixon, Rosselli, and resignation
Late 1974 to 1979 : Nixon golfs with mobsters, investigations continue, and Rosselli is murdered
Key declassified documents and files linking Watergate, the Mafia, and the CIA.
Summary: While Richard Nixon's culpability for Watergate has long been established, most recently by PBS in 2003, what is truly remarkable that after almost forty years, conventional accounts of the scandal still do not address Nixon's motive. Why was President Nixon willing to risk his reelection with so many repeated burglaries at the Watergate, and other Washington offices, in just a few weeks? What motivated Nixon to jeopardize his presidency by ordering the wide range of criminal operations that resulted in Watergate? What was Nixon so desperate to get at the Watergate, and how does it explain the deeper context surrounding his crimes? Through extensive investigative research, this book provides documented answers to all of those questions. It adds crucial missing pieces to the Watergate story, information that President Nixon wanted, but could not get, and that was not available to the Senate Watergate Committee or to journalists Woodward and Bernstein. This new information not only reveals remarkable insights into Nixon's motivation for Watergate, but also answers the two most important remaining questions: What were the Watergate burglars after? And why was Nixon willing to risk his Presidency to get it? This book reexamines the historical record, including new material only available in recent years. This includes thousands of recently declassified CIA and FBI files, newly released Nixon tapes, and exclusive interviews with those involved in the events surrounding Watergate, ranging from former Nixon officials to key aides for John and Robert Kennedy. This book also builds on decades of investigations by noted journalists and historians, as well as long overlooked investigative articles from publications like Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times.
Local Note: 15 53 118 122 148 149 151 153 243 244
ISBN: 1582438137
9781582438139
Statement of Responsibility: Lamar Waldron
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 757-792) and index.
Subject Headings: Intelligence service United States. Mafia. United States Politics and government 1969-1974. Watergate Affair, 1972-1974. United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
Topical Term: Intelligence service
Mafia.
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974.
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