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In Nixon's Web by L. Patrick Gray
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Apr 26, 2008

really liked it
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Read in April, 2008

Ed Gray, L. Patrick Gray III's son, assembled the material after his father's death. It is an extremely well documented account of 361 days from the time of J. Edgar Hoover's death and the appointment of L. Patrick Gray as Acting Director of the FBI until his resignation and withdrawal of his name from consideration for permenant director of FBI. 6 weeks after Hoover's death, the Watergate break in occurred. the 361 days saw the beginning of the end for Richard Nixon. It is astonishing and embarassing that leaders of our country are such flagrant violaters of the national trust. This book is a fine account for those of us who lived through that period. Unlikely to be of major interest to others, except historians.
Also documents that Deep Throat was probably a compliation of 2 or more sources, rather than just one. Which mean's some of "All the King's Men" mmight have been fiction.

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