The Wars of Watergate

The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon

Stanley I. Kutler (Author)

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"The definitive account of Watergate." —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • March 1992
  • ISBN 978-0-393-30827-3
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 776 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

Endorsements & Reviews

“Kutler's book is a watershed event—the beginning of the passage of Watergate from the stuff of journalism and instant history to real history.” — Thomas Oliphant, Boston Globe

“A big powerhouse of a book, one crackling with suspense and filled with insight into the origins, the unfolding, and the consequences of perhaps the gravest political and constitutional crisis in our history.” — Michael E. Parrish, San Diego Union

“It is balance, breadth of vision, documentary research, historical context, and insight that Kutler provides—lucidly, gracefully, and far better than anyone before him. . . . This book should be regarded as the definitive reply to Nixon's attempts at rehabilitation. . . . [It] is about ethics, ends and means, and the dangers of an imperial presidency. . . . The republic owes Kutler a reward. It need not be elaborate: Americans need only to read him—and take his book seriously.” — Leonard Bushkoff, Christian Science Monitor

“A scholarly and thoughtful account. . . . [Kutler's] serious book is frequently as tense as a thriller.” — The New Yorker

“Stanley I Kutler's ambitious synthesis details the complexities of political sabotage and conspiracies to obstruct justice in evocative contexts including Vietnam and the growth of the imperial presidency. . . . Overall this study is, and will remain, the standard book on the 'underside' of the Nixon presidency for the foreseeable future.” — American Historical Review

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