P&P Live! Garrett Graff
- March 2, 2022
The author of Watergate: A New History speaks virtually on Thurs., Mar. 3rd, at 8 p.m. (EST)!
The five men arrested and charged with attempted burglary that night kicked off the biggest scandal in American politics. Over the next two years, that single thwarted break-in would lead to dozens more arrests, an alleged kidnapping, FBI and congressional investigations, a Senate hearing, and bombshell testimonies from the highest levels of political power that ultimately would reveal a cover-up, sink a vice president and a half-dozen Cabinet officials, lead to the jailing of an FBI director, end a presidency, and alter our views of moral authority and leadership. Watergate defined a decade and a nation.
And yet, recent revelations like the release of more Nixon tapes and the identity of “Deep Throat” himself mean that the full story has never been told from start to finish.
Now, in Watergate, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Garrett M. Graff explores the full sweep of the scandal that would come to define all others, from the release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 — the first signs of trouble for the White House — and the 1972 DNC break-in to the denials, trials, hearings, and eventual downfall of the Nixon Administration three years later — the implications of which we still feel today.
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