Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy
In 1980, G. Gordon Liddy shocked, surprised, and, ultimately, delighted the world with his vivid, brutally honest, and controve ...more
I don't think Liddy's a natural writer. Some portions of this memoir have the whiff of editor-pressure, like the overlong chapter of Special Agent Liddy arresting Timothy Leary ...more
Of the Watergate creeps, G. Gordon Liddy was the most overtly unapologetic, Colson converting to a convenient Christianity, Dean converting to probity (his books are actually interesting, but his character was, and may still be, suspect), Agnew pleading ...more
If you are not a conspiracy theorist before you read this book, you will almost certainly be one by the time you finish. For those who remember Watergate, instead of learning about it in a history class in school, G. Gordon Liddy was the man who would not talk. He finally does talk, in this book, only because, in his own words, ...more
My reading copy of Will: The Autobiography of G Gordon Liddy, appears to be a first edition from 1980. I remember having bought it in 1981, and subsequently began working my way though the major Watergate tomes by participants, individuals caught-up in the cover-up, and so-called objective media of the time.
Not one surpases this book by Mr Liddy.
In casting it as an autobiography, G Gordon Liddy had t ...more
We baby boomers know G. Gordon Liddy as one of the slimiest of the Watergate criminals. Younger readers may recognize his name from a later stint as a right-wing radio talk show host. This is the career he adopted for a time after completing his years-long prison sentence for the illegal services he performed at the behest of the Nixon administration. Nixon managed to slither out of a...more
Will gives an interesting moral persp ...more
Having served in the military (though not in combat duty) and graduating from college, Liddy first joined the FBI, but had to leave it to make more money when ...more
To be the toughest, meanest and willing to endure the most pain is typical of seriously compromised constitution. The need for an ordered, regimented and disciplined environment is essential to make this kind of personality successful.
Working alongside Howard Hunt, Liddy organized an ...more