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This book seems to become more interesting and relevant as time passes. Perhaps not enough time had elapsed when I read it the first two times (in 1977 and 1985) for me to appreciate its historical value. But this time I had forgotten enough so that it read like a suspense thriller at times and an interestingly detailed personal journal at others. So much forgotten that I was almost able to re-experience that growing dismay that comes from reading the transcripts of those White House conversatio ...more
This was a tough read. There were a lot of letters back and forth between Jaworski and the White House and various Courts. There were many legal pleadings or decisions. It was well documented and, again, contradicted many of the other Watergate books, which I expected.
About the only reason I don't give this and similar books a "5" is that this was the era of "piling on." Anything that spread bile about Nixon was taken as true hook, line and sinker. I happen to think Nixon was a thug, but there are limits.