Watergate: The Presidential Scandal That Shook America

Olson, Keith W.

ISBN 10: 0700623574 / ISBN 13: 9780700623570
Used / PAP / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.65 avg rating
(37 ratings)

Synopsis: A new afterword by Max Holland details developments since the original 2003 publication, including the revelation of Mark Felt as the infamous “Deep Throat,” the media’s role in the scandal, both during and afterwards, including Bob Woodward’s Second Man. Arguably the greatest political scandal of twentieth-century America, the Watergate affair rocked an already divided nation to its very core, severely challenged our cherished notions about democracy, and further eroded public trust in its political leaders.

The 1972 break-in at Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate Hotel—by five men acting under the direction of a Republican president's closest aides and his staff—created a constitutional crisis second only to the Civil War and ultimately toppled the Nixon presidency. With its sordid trail of illegal wiretapping, illicit fundraising, orchestrated cover-up, and destruction of evidence, it was the scandal that made every subsequent national political scandal a “gate” as well.

A disturbing tale made famous by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in All the President’s Men, the Watergate scandal has been extensively dissected and vigorously debated. Keith Olson, however, offers for the first time a “layman’s guide to Watergate,” a concise and readable one-volume history that highlights the key actors, events, and implications in this dark drama. John Dean, John Ehrlichman, H. R. Haldeman, G. Gordon Liddy, John Mitchell, Judge John Sirica, Senator Sam Ervin, Archibald Cox, and the ghostly “Deep Throat” reappear here—in a volume designed especially for a new generation of readers who know of Watergate only by name and for teachers looking for a straightforward summary for the classroom.

Olson first recaps the events and attitudes that precipitated the break-in itself. He then analyzes the unmasking of the cover-up from both the president’s and the public’s perspective, showing how the skepticism of politicians and media alike gradually intensified into a full-blown challenge to Nixon’s increasingly suspicious actions and explanations.

Olson fully documents for the first time the key role played by Republicans in this unmasking, putting to rest charges that the “liberal establishment” drove Nixon from the White House. He also chronicles the snowballing public outcry (even among Nixon’s supporters) for the president’s removal. In a remarkable display of nonpartisan unity, leading public and private voices in Congress and the media demanded the president’s resignation or impeachment. In a final chapter, Olson explores the Cold War contexts that encouraged an American president to convince himself that the pursuit of “national security” trumped even the Constitution.

As America approaches the thirtieth anniversary of the infamous Watergate hearings and the overreach of presidential power is again at issue, Olson’s book offers a quick course on the scandal itself, a sobering reminder of the dangers of presidential arrogance, and a tribute to the ultimate triumph of government by the people.

About the Author: Keith W. Olson is professor emeritus of history, University of Maryland. Max Holland is the author Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Watergate: The Presidential Scandal That ...
Publication Date: 2016
Binding: PAP
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Olson, Keith W.
ISBN 10: 0700623574 ISBN 13: 9780700623570
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KS-9780700623570

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Olson, Keith W.
Published by University Press of Kansas (2016)
ISBN 10: 0700623574 ISBN 13: 9780700623570
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780700623570

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Keith Olson
Published by University Press of Kansas, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0700623574 ISBN 13: 9780700623570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. With a New Afterword by Max Holland. Language: English . Brand New Book. A new afterword by Max Holland details developments since the original 2003 publication, including the revelation of Mark Felt as the infamous Deep Throat, the media s role in the scandal, both during and afterwards, including Bob Woodward s Second Man. Arguably the greatest political scandal of twentieth-century America, the Watergate affair rocked an already divided nation to its very core, severely challenged our cherished notions about democracy, and further eroded public trust in its political leaders. The 1972 break-in at Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate Hotel-by five men acting under the direction of a Republican president s closest aides and his staff-created a constitutional crisis second only to the Civil War and ultimately toppled the Nixon presidency. With its sordid trail of illegal wiretapping, illicit fundraising, orchestrated cover-up, and destruction of evidence, it was the scandal that made every subsequent national political scandal a gate as well. A disturbing tale made famous by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in All the President s Men, the Watergate scandal has been extensively dissected and vigorously debated. Keith Olson, however, offers for the first time a layman s guide to Watergate, a concise and readable one-volume history that highlights the key actors, events, and implications in this dark drama. John Dean, John Ehrlichman, H. R. Haldeman, G. Gordon Liddy, John Mitchell, Judge John Sirica, Senator Sam Ervin, Archibald Cox, and the ghostly Deep Throat reappear here-in a volume designed especially for a new generation of readers who know of Watergate only by name and for teachers looking for a straightforward summary for the classroom. Olson first recaps the events and attitudes that precipitated the break-in itself. He then analyzes the unmasking of the cover-up from both the president s and the public s perspective, showing how the skepticism of politicians and media alike gradually intensified into a full-blown challenge to Nixon s increasingly suspicious actions and explanations. Olson fully documents for the first time the key role played by Republicans in this unmasking, putting to rest charges that the liberal establishment drove Nixon from the White House. He also chronicles the snowballing public outcry (even among Nixon s supporters) for the president s removal. In a remarkable display of nonpartisan unity, leading public and private voices in Congress and the media demanded the president s resignation or impeachment. In a final chapter, Olson explores the Cold War contexts that encouraged an American president to convince himself that the pursuit of national security trumped even the Constitution. As America approaches the thirtieth anniversary of the infamous Watergate hearings and the overreach of presidential power is again at issue, Olson s book offers a quick course on the scandal itself, a sobering reminder of the dangers of presidential arrogance, and a tribute to the ultimate triumph of government by the people. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780700623570

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Keith Olson
Published by University Press of Kansas, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0700623574 ISBN 13: 9780700623570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. With a New Afterword by Max Holland. Language: English . Brand New Book. A new afterword by Max Holland details developments since the original 2003 publication, including the revelation of Mark Felt as the infamous Deep Throat, the media s role in the scandal, both during and afterwards, including Bob Woodward s Second Man. Arguably the greatest political scandal of twentieth-century America, the Watergate affair rocked an already divided nation to its very core, severely challenged our cherished notions about democracy, and further eroded public trust in its political leaders. The 1972 break-in at Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate Hotel-by five men acting under the direction of a Republican president s closest aides and his staff-created a constitutional crisis second only to the Civil War and ultimately toppled the Nixon presidency. With its sordid trail of illegal wiretapping, illicit fundraising, orchestrated cover-up, and destruction of evidence, it was the scandal that made every subsequent national political scandal a gate as well. A disturbing tale made famous by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in All the President s Men, the Watergate scandal has been extensively dissected and vigorously debated. Keith Olson, however, offers for the first time a layman s guide to Watergate, a concise and readable one-volume history that highlights the key actors, events, and implications in this dark drama. John Dean, John Ehrlichman, H. R. Haldeman, G. Gordon Liddy, John Mitchell, Judge John Sirica, Senator Sam Ervin, Archibald Cox, and the ghostly Deep Throat reappear here-in a volume designed especially for a new generation of readers who know of Watergate only by name and for teachers looking for a straightforward summary for the classroom. Olson first recaps the events and attitudes that precipitated the break-in itself. He then analyzes the unmasking of the cover-up from both the president s and the public s perspective, showing how the skepticism of politicians and media alike gradually intensified into a full-blown challenge to Nixon s increasingly suspicious actions and explanations. Olson fully documents for the first time the key role played by Republicans in this unmasking, putting to rest charges that the liberal establishment drove Nixon from the White House. He also chronicles the snowballing public outcry (even among Nixon s supporters) for the president s removal. In a remarkable display of nonpartisan unity, leading public and private voices in Congress and the media demanded the president s resignation or impeachment. In a final chapter, Olson explores the Cold War contexts that encouraged an American president to convince himself that the pursuit of national security trumped even the Constitution. As America approaches the thirtieth anniversary of the infamous Watergate hearings and the overreach of presidential power is again at issue, Olson s book offers a quick course on the scandal itself, a sobering reminder of the dangers of presidential arrogance, and a tribute to the ultimate triumph of government by the people. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780700623570

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Olson, Keith W.
Published by University Press of Kansas (2016)
ISBN 10: 0700623574 ISBN 13: 9780700623570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0700623574

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Keith W. Olson
Published by University Press of Kansas
ISBN 10: 0700623574 ISBN 13: 9780700623570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780700623570

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.37
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Olson, Keith W.
Published by University Press of Kansas, Lawrence (2016)
ISBN 10: 0700623574 ISBN 13: 9780700623570
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Ad Infinitum Books
(Mount Vernon, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 2016. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 242 pages. Softcover. New book. UNITED STATES PRESIDENTS. A new afterword by Max Holland details developments since the original 2003 publication, including the revelation of Mark Felt as the infamous "Deep Throat," the media's role in the scandal, both during and afterwards, including Bob Woodward's Second Man. Arguably the greatest political scandal of twentieth-century America, the Watergate affair rocked an already divided nation to its very core, severely challenged our cherished notions about democracy, and further eroded public trust in its political leaders. The 1972 break-in at Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate HotelÑby five men acting under the direction of a Republican president's closest aides and his staffÑcreated a constitutional crisis second only to the Civil War and ultimately toppled the Nixon presidency. With its sordid trail of illegal wiretapping, illicit fundraising, orchestrated cover-up, and destruction of evidence, it was the scandal that made every subsequent national political scandal a "gate" as well. A disturbing tale made famous by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in All the President's Men, the Watergate scandal has been extensively dissected and vigorously debated. Keith Olson, however, offers for the first time a "layman's guide to Watergate," a concise and readable one-volume history that highlights the key actors, events, and implications in this dark drama. John Dean, John Ehrlichman, H. R. Haldeman, G. Gordon Liddy, John Mitchell, Judge John Sirica, Senator Sam Ervin, Archibald Cox, and the ghostly "Deep Throat" reappear hereÑin a volume designed especially for a new generation of readers who know of Watergate only by name and for teachers looking for a straightforward summary for the classroom. Olson first recaps the events and attitudes that precipitated the break-in itself. He then analyzes the unmasking of the cover-up from both the president's and the public's perspective, showing how the skepticism of politicians and media alike gradually intensified into a full-blown challenge to Nixon's increasingly suspicious actions and explanations. Olson fully documents for the first time the key role played by Republicans in this unmasking, putting to rest charges that the "liberal establishment" drove Nixon from the White House. He also chronicles the snowballing public outcry (even among Nixon's supporters) for the president's removal. In a remarkable display of nonpartisan unity, leading public and private voices in Congress and the media demanded the president's resignation or impeachment. In a final chapter, Olson explores the Cold War contexts that encouraged an American president to convince himself that the pursuit of "national security" trumped even the Constitution. As America approaches the thirtieth anniversary of the infamous Watergate hearings and the overreach of presidential power is again at issue, Olson's book offers a quick course on the scandal itself, a sobering reminder of the dangers of presidential arrogance, and a tribute to the ultimate triumph of government by the people. About the Author Keith W. Olson is professor emeritus of history, University of Maryland. Max Holland is the author Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat. "With so many Watergate books, it must be asked: Do we need another? In this instance, yes. Because . . . Olson provides a concise and readable overview of the entire mess, making often highly complex and convoluted information accessible, not to mention interesting. . . . Olson's book is particularly timely. Watergate grew out of the Vietnam War and the rationalizations of a wartime president who believed his actions were justified in the name of national security. Today we again are a nation at war (against terrorism). There has never been a better time to recall the lessons of Watergate, lest history repeat itself." ÑJohn Dean "Succinct and lively and apt to find its way into courses on U.S. book. Bookseller Inventory # 88901X1

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Keith W. Olson (author), Max Holland (afterword)
Published by University Press of Kansas 2016-08-30, Lawrence (2016)
ISBN 10: 0700623574 ISBN 13: 9780700623570
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas 2016-08-30, Lawrence, 2016. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780700623570

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Olson, Keith W.
Published by Univ Pr of Kansas (2016)
ISBN 10: 0700623574 ISBN 13: 9780700623570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Pr of Kansas, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 231 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # z-0700623574

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Keith W. Olson
ISBN 10: 0700623574 ISBN 13: 9780700623570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. A new afterword by Max Holland details developments since the original 2003 publication, including the revelation of Mark Felt as the infamous Deep Throat, the media's role in the scandal,.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 264 pages. 0.454. Bookseller Inventory # 9780700623570

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 11 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book