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    The Great CoverupNixon and the scandal of Watergate

    “I want to stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendment, cover up, or anything else,” Richard Nixon said privately to his closest associates on March 22, 1973.

  • daniel


    The Great CoverupNixon and the scandal of Watergate

    Daniel Ellsberg, with his wife patricia on april 27 1973, a day all hell broke loose when the coverup secret was revealed - (Associated Press)

  • lowell


    The Great CoverupNixon and the scandal of Watergate

    Sen. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. was the most aggressive Watergate Senator, a leader in exposing the moreal barrenness of the Nixon admnistration... (Washington Post)

  • dean


    The Great CoverupNixon and the scandal of Watergate

    "... I put everybody's feet on the fire because it just that to stop." - John Dean

  • Sam_Ervin


    The Great CoverupNixon and the scandal of Watergate

    “ I think the Watergate tragedy is the greatest tragedy this country has ever suffered... ” - Sam Ervin

This site aims to bring attention to The Great Coverup,
one of the best of the Watergate books, and to offer occasional commentary on public policy issues, with emphasis on press coverage.
—Barry Sussman

Reviews

The Great Coverup was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times and the Washington Post when first published. Wrote David Halberstam in his book The Powers That Be: “From the start, the Post was thus unusually lucky. It had the perfect working editor at exactly the right level.”

  • “Coherent, penetrating and sometimes surprising.”
    L.A. Times
  • “Valuable insights into the way Nixon exploited the natural instinct of most officials in Washington.”
    NY Times
  • “Historians will find that Sussman has done a good deal of their work for them."
    Philadelphia Bulletin

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