The Time of Illusion: An Historical and Reflective Account of the Nixon Era
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The Time of Illusion: An Historical and Reflective Account of the Nixon Era

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By persuasively connecting the Nixon years to the larger dilemmas of our time, Mr. Schell has elevated a shabby political story to the level of tragedy.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published August 12th 1976 by Vintage (first published December 12th 1975)
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This is a collection of all Schell's Watergate/Nixon-era pieces from The New Yorker. Schell, who was a classmate of Wallace Shawn's, wrote for famous New Yorker editor William Shawn (father of Wallace). I'm a bit of a Watergate freak and this is one of those books that I just pick up from time to time and read in chunks.
Had to read this for a class in college about the presidency. I still own the book. Don't remember all that much about it, but that it was good. A different coverage of the Nixon years.
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His conclusion should be required reading for citizenship in the United States.
Really good, in-depth look at Watergate
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