Watergate : the hidden history : Nixon, the Mafia, and the CIA /
Lamar Waldron.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2012.
808 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
1582438137 (hbk.), 9781582438139 (hbk.)
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Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2012.
1582438137 (hbk.)
9781582438139 (hbk.)
contents note
Richard Nixon runs for Congress -- Nixon : Congress, the Senate, and the race for Vice President -- Vice President Richard Nixon : the first five years -- Nixon, the Mafia, and the CIA vs. Fidel Castro -- Nixon, Hunt, and the CIA-Mafia plots to kill Fidel -- August-October 1960 : Nixon and the CIA-Mafia plots to kill Castro -- September-November 1960 : Nixon's first Mafia bribe for Hoffa, and the election -- November 1960-early April 1961 : the CIA hides Its Mafia plots from JFK -- April 1960 : the real reasons "the Bay of Pigs thing" failed -- Spring 1961-Fall 1962 : Bay of Pigs aftermath to the Cuban Missile Crisis -- Late 1962 : "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore" -- January-June 1963 : Nixon, JFK, and Cuban operations -- Summer and early Fall 1963 : Nixon, Hunt,and JFK's Cuban coup plan -- September-November 1963 : Nixon and JFK go to Dallas -- November 22, 1963 : Dallas, Washington, New York, Tampa, New Orleans -- Late November and early December 1963 : National security cover-ups -- December 1963-mid-1966 : Nixon in New York, Helms is promoted, Hunt prospers, Barker is fired -- 1966 : Nixon & Rebozo, Helms & Hunt -- January-March 1967 : Jack Anderson, Rosselli, and Helms -- Spring-Fall 1967 : another Helms cover-up and Nixon decides to run -- 1968 : tragedy for America, triumph for Nixon -- 1969, Nixon's first year in office : leaks, electronic surveillance, and "dirty tricks" -- 1970 : Nixon's covert actions involving Vietnam, Cuba, and Chile -- January-July 1971 : the road to Watergate -- Summer and Fall 1971 : Nixon, Hunt, Barker, and the first burglary -- Nixon, the Mafia, Hoffa, the CIA, and Castro in 1971 : echoes of September 1960 -- The 1972 campaign : why Nixon ordered the Watergate break-ins -- Nixon, the CIA-Mafia plots, and break-ins : from the Chilean embassy to Watergate -- Mid-May to mid-June 1972 : the first three Watergate burglary attempts -- June 16 to late June 1972 : another Watergate burglary, Nixon, and "the Bay of Pigs thing" -- Late June 1972 to December 1972 : the cover-up holds and reelection -- January to early May 1973 : Nixon's pinnacle and the gathering storm -- May 1973 to August 1974 : Nixon, Rosselli, and resignation -- Late 1974 to 1979 : Nixon golfs with mobsters, investigations continue, and Rosselli is murdered -- Key declassified documents and files linking Watergate, the Mafia, and the CIA..
While Richard Nixon's culpability for Watergate has long been established, most recently by PBS in 2003, what is truly remarkable that after almost forty years, conventional accounts of the scandal still do not address Nixon's motive. Why was President Nixon willing to risk his reelection with so many repeated burglaries at the Watergate, and other Washington offices, in just a few weeks? What motivated Nixon to jeopardize his presidency by ordering the wide range of criminal operations that resulted in Watergate? What was Nixon so desperate to get at the Watergate, and how does it explain the deeper context surrounding his crimes? Through extensive investigative research, this book provides documented answers to all of those questions. It adds crucial missing pieces to the Watergate story, information that President Nixon wanted, but could not get, and that was not available to the Senate Watergate Committee or to journalists Woodward and Bernstein. This new information not only reveals remarkable insights into Nixon's motivation for Watergate, but also answers the two most important remaining questions: What were the Watergate burglars after? And why was Nixon willing to risk his Presidency to get it? This book reexamines the historical record, including new material only available in recent years. This includes thousands of recently declassified CIA and FBI files, newly released Nixon tapes, and exclusive interviews with those involved in the events surrounding Watergate, ranging from former Nixon officials to key aides for John and Robert Kennedy. This book also builds on decades of investigations by noted journalists and historians, as well as long overlooked investigative articles from publications like Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Review Quotes
Praise for Legacy of Secrecy : "Explosive new material, based mainly on government documents from the National Archives." --Vanity Fair "Waldron and Hartmann offer convincing evidence . . . A riveting take on the assassination itself and the devastating results of government secrets, this account proves the continuing relevancy and importance of seeking the truth behind one of the US's most personal tragedies." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "I believe Waldron's heavy-to-lift book is actually all but the last word on these troubling assassinations which have been so wildly speculated about since 1963 . . . Lamar Waldron, indefatigable public servant and author deserves his own Pulitzer Prize for his great work." --Liz Smith, New York Post "They've done a service by digging up the deepest, darkest, most disturbing archival evidence to support their Mob hit theory." --Ron Rosenbaum "Staggering!" --Mark Crispin Miller "Exhaustively researched" --The New York Observer "[Legacy of Secrecy contains] over 800 pages of intricately documented data. Their findings add pieces to one of our most perplexing puzzles, and suggest where the key missing pieces may be found." --Ronald Goldfarb, The Daily Beast
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While Richard Nixon's culpability for Watergate has long been established, conventional accounts of the scandal still don't address Nixon's motive. For the first time, this groundbreaking investigative research provides documented answers to the many questions about Watergate.
Main Description
Watergate: The Hidden History uncovers new information that reveals remarkable insights into Nixon's motivation, and answers the two most important remaining questions:
Table of Contents
p. 3
Richard Nixon Runs for Congressp. 23
Nixon: Congress, the Senate, and the Race for Vice Presidentp. 37
Vice President Richard Nixon: The First Five Yearsp. 57
Nixon, the Mafia, and the CIA vs. Fidel Castrop. 73
Nixon, Hunt, and the CIA-Mafia Plots to Kill Fidelp. 88
August-October 1960: Nixon and the CIA-Mafia Plots to Kill Castrop. 102
September-November 1960: Nixon's First Mafia Bribe for Hojfa, and the Electionp. 120
November 1960-Early April 1961: The CIA Hides Its Mafia Plots from JFKp. 141
April I960: The Real Reasons "the Bay of Pigs Tiling" Failedp. 161
Spring 1961-Fall 1962: Bay of Pigs Aftermath to the Cuban Missile Crisisp. 176
Late 1962: "You Won't Have Nixon to Kick Around Anymore"p. 194
January-June 1963: Nixon, JFK, and Cuban Operationsp. 211
Summer and Early Fall 1963: Nixon, Hunt, and JFK's Cuban Coup Planp. 234
September-November 1963: Nixon and JFK Go to Dallasp. 257
November 22,1963: Dallas, Washington, New York, Tampa, New Orleansp. 276
Late November and Early December 1963: National Security Cover-Upsp. 303
December 1963-Mid-1966: Nixon in New York, Helms Is Promoted, Hunt Prospers, Barker Is Firedp. 324
1966: Nixon & Rebozo, Helms & Huntp. 347
January-March 1967: Jack Anderson, Rosselli, and Helmsp. 365
Spring-Fall 1967: Another Helms Cover-Up and Nixon Decides to Runp. 384
1968: Tragedy for America, Triumph for Nixonp. 403
2969, Nixon's First Year in Office: Leaks, Electronic Surveillance, and "Dirty Tricks"p. 428
2970: Nixon's Covert Actions Involving Vietnam, Cuba, and Chilep. 446
January-July 1971: The Road to Watergatep. 463
Summer and Fall 1971: Nixon, Hunt, Barker, and the First Burglaryp. 487
Nixon, the Mafia, Hoffa, the CIA, and Castro in 1971: Echoes of September 1960p. 510
The 1972 Campaign: Why Nixon Ordered the Watergate Break-Insp. 530
Nixon, the CIA-Mafia Plots, and Break-Ins: From the Chilean Embassy to Watergatep. 556
Mid-May to Mid-June 1972: The First Three Watergate Burglary Attemptsp. 587
June 16 to Late June 1972: Another Watergate Burglary, Nixon, and "the Bay of Pigs Thing"p. 609
Late June 1972 to December 1972: The Cover-Up Holds and Reelectionp. 643
January to Early May 1973: Nixon's Pinnacle and the Gathering Stormp. 664
May 1973 to August 1974: Nixon, Rosselli, and Resignationp. 687
Epilogue Late 1974 to 1979: Nixon Golfs with Mobsters, Investigations Continue, and Rosselli Is Murderedp. 712
Appendixp. 727
Acknowledgmentsp. 755
Notesp. 757
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