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Watergate Bibliography

Revised 8/13/13

Here are the books that I found helpful in my study of the Watergate scandal. With regard to the scandal itself, I attempted—as much as possible—to review every book written by someone actually involved in the scandal, believing those first-hand sources provide the best insight into what actually had been going on.

Adler, Renata.  Canaries in the Mineshaft, Essays on Politics and the Media.  New York:  St. Martin’s Press, 2001.

All the President’s Men, The Movie.  Burbank, CA:  Warner Bros., 1976

Anderson, Martin.  Revolution.  New York:  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988

Andrew, John A. III. Power to Destroy: The Political Uses of the IRS from Kennedy to Nixon, Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2002

Bernstein, Carl and Bob Woodward. All The President's Men, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974

_______.  The Final Days, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1976 

Black, Conrad.  Richard M. Nixon, A Life in Full.  New York:  Public Affairs Books, 2007

Ben-Veniste, Richard & George Frampton, Jr.  Stonewall: The Real Story of the Watergate Prosecution. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1977

Ben-Veniste, Richard.  The Emperor’s New Clothes; Exposing the Truth from Watergate to 911.  New York:  St. Martin’s Press, 2009

Bly, Nellie. The Kennedy Men: Three Generations of Sex, Scandal and Secrets. New York:

Kensington Publishing Corp., 1996

Bork, Robert H.  Saving Justice, Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General .  New York: Encounter Books, 2013

Bradlee, Ben.  A Good Life, Newspapering and Other Adventures.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995

Brian Lapping Associates.  Watergate. Volume One: A Third-Rate Burglary; Volume Two: The Conspiracy Crumbles; Volume Three: The Fall of a President. Video series aired on The Discovery Channel, 1994

Burnham, David.  Above the Law:  Secret Deals, Political Fixes, and Other Misadventures of the U.S. Department of Justice.  New York:  Scribner, 1996

Clinton, Hillary Rodham. Living History.  New York:  Simon & Schuster, 2003

Clymer, Adam.  Edward M. Kennedy: A Biography, New York: William Morrow and Company,  1999

Colodny Leonard and R. Gettlin.  Silent Coup: The Removal of a President. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991

Colodny, Leonard and Tom Shachtman.  The Forty Years War, HarperCollins Publishers, 2009

Colson, Charles W.  Born Again. Lincoln, Virginia: Chosen Books, 1976

Dallek, Robert.  An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2003.

Dash, Samuel.  Chief Counsel . Inside the Ervin Committee—The Untold Story of Watergate. New York: Random House, 1976

Dean, John.  Blind Ambition. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1976

_______.  Unmasking Deep Throat, History’s Most Elusive News Source.Salon.com., 2002 

Diamond, Paul. Federal Grand Jury Practice and Procedure. New York: Juris Publishing, 2012

Doyle, James. Not Above the Law, The Battles of Watergate Prosecutors Cox and Jaworski. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1977

Ehrlichman, John.  Witness to Power, The Nixon Years. /span> New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982

Eisler, Kim Issac.  A Justice for All, William J. Brennan and the Decisions that Transformed America New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982

Elliott, Charles Jr.  Whittier College, The First Century on the Poet Campus. Redondo Beach, CA: Legends Press, 1986

Emery, Fred.  Watergate, The Corruption of American Politics and the Fall of RIchard Nixon. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994

Ervin Jr, Sam.  The Whole Truth, The Watergate Conspiracy. New York: Random House, 1980

Felt, Mark.  A G-Man’s Life; the FBI, being “Deep Throat, and the Struggle for Honor in Washington.  Perseus Book Group, 2006

Garment, Leonard.  In Search of Deep Throat, the Greatest Political Mystery of Our Time.Perseus Publishing Group, 2000

Gergen, David.  Witness to Power, The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000

Gormley, Ken.  Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation, Boston: Addison-Wesley, 1997

Gray, III, L. Patrick, with Ed Gray.  In Nixon’s Web:  A Year in the Crosshairs of Watergate.  New York:  Times Books (2008)

Hamann, Jack.  On American Soil, How Justice Became a Casualty of World War II. .  Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005

Haig, Alexander M, Jr.  Inner Circles, How America Changed the World.  Warner Books, 1992

Halberstam, David.  The Best and the Brightest. New York: Random House, 1972

Haldeman, H. R. with Joseph DiMona.  The Ends of Power. New York: Times Books, 1978

_________, The Haldeman Diaries: Inside the Nixon White House. New York: G. P.     Putnam’s Sons, 1994.

Hamann, Jack.  On American Soil, How Justice became a Casualty of World War II.  Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2009

Hersh, Burton.  Bobby and J. Edgar; The Historic Face-off between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover that Transformed America.  New York:  Carroll 7 Graf Publishers, 2007

Hersh, Seymour.  The Dark Side of Camelot.  New York:  Little, Brown and Company, 1997

Higgins, George V.  The The Friends of Richard Nixon.  Boston:  Little, Brown and Company, 1975

Hilty, James W.  Robert Kennedy, Brother Protector.  Philadelphia:  Temple University Press, 1997.

Himmelman, Jeff.  Yours in Truth, a Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee.  New York:  Random House, 2012.

Hoff, Joan and Dwight Ink.  The Nixon Presidency. Washington, DC:  CCenter for the Study of the Presidency, 1996

Holland, Max.  Leak, Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat.  University Press of Kansas, 2012.

Hougan, Jim  Secret Agenda:  Watergate, Deep Throat and the CIA. New York: Random House, 1984

Hunt, E. Howard.  Under-Cover; Memoirs of a Secret Agent.  BBerkeley Publishing Corporation, 1974

Hunt, E. Howard, Greg Aunapu, and William F. Buckley, Jr.  American Spy, My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate and Beyond.  Hoboken, New Jersey:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007

Jaworski, Leon.  The Right and the Power, The Prosecutions of Watergate. New York: Reader’s Digest Press, 1977

Kennedy, Robert F.  The Enemy Within.  New York:  Harper and Brothers, 1960.

Kessler, Ronald.   The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded. New York: Warner Books, 1996

Krogh, Egil.  Integrity; Good People, Bad Choices and Life Lessons from the White House. New York:  Public Affairs, 2007

Kurland, Philip B.  Watergate and the Constitution.  Chicago:  The University of Chicago Press, 1978.

Kutler, Stanley I.  ed. Abuse of Power; the New Nixon Tapes..  New York:  The Free Press, 1997.

Labovitz, John R.  Presidential Impeachment.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1978

Lasky, Victor.  It Didn’t Start With Watergate. New York: The Dial Press, 1977

________.  JFK, The Man, the Myth  A Critical Portrait. New York: Macmillan, 1963

________.  Robert F. Kennedy: The Myth and the Man. New York: Trident Press, 1968

Levin, Murray B.  Kennedy Campaigning: System and the Style as Practiced by Senator Edward Kennedy, Boston: Beacon Press, 1966

Levin, Murray B and T. A. Repak,  Edward Kennedy: The Myth of Leadership, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980

Liddy, G. Gordon.
 Will, the Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy. New York: St Martin’s Press, 1980

Magruder, Jeb Stuart.  An American Life, One Man’s Road to Watergate. New York: Athenaeum, 1974

Matthews, Christopher.  Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry That Shaped Postwar America, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996


McClellan, John L.
 Crime Without Punishment.  New York:  Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1962.

McCord, Jr, James W.   A Piece of Tape, The Watergate Story: Fact and Fiction. District of Columbia:  Washington Media Services, Ltd., 1974

McGinnis, Joe.   The Last Brother: The Rise and Fall of Teddy KennedyNew York: Simon & Schuster, 1993

Merrill, William H.  Watergate Prosecutor.  East Lansing:  Michigan State University Press, 2008.

Merritt, Robert, as told to Douglas Caddy.  Watergate Exposed:  How the President of the United States and the Watergate Burglars Were Set Up.  Trine Day LLC, 2011

Mollenhoff, Clark R.  Game Plan for Disaster, an Ombudsman’s Report on the Nixon Years  New York: Norton & Company, 1976

Navasky, Victor S.  Kennedy Justice  New York: Athenaeum, 1971

Nixon, Richard M. The Memoirs of Richard Nixon. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1978

_______. In the Arena. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990.

Novak, Robert D.  The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in Washington.. New York: Crown, 2007.

O'Connor, Sandra Day.  The Out of Order, Stories from the History of the Supreme Court., : New York: Random House, 2013, 1970

Olsen, Jack.  The Bridge at Chappaquiddick, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1970

Posner, Richard A.  An Affair of State. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999

Price, Raymond.  With Nixon. New York: Viking, 1977

Reston, James, Jr.  The Conviction of Richard Nixon, the Untold Story of the Frost/Nixon Interviews.  New York:  Harmony Books, 2007

Richardson, Elliott.  The Creative Balance..  New York:  Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976

Rosen, James.  The Strong Man; John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate. New York:  Doubleday, 2008

Rochvarg, Arnold.  Watergate Victory; Mardian’s Appeal.  New York:  University Press of America,, 1995

Safire, William.  Before the Fall, an Inside View of the Pre-Watergate White House. New York: Doubleday, 1975

Schlesinger, Arthur M.  Robert Kennedy and his Times New York: Little, Brown and Co., 1979

Senate Select Committee to Study Government Operations with respect to Intelligence Activities.  Book II, The Growth of Domestic Intelligence: 1936 to 1976. Washington, DC : Government Printing Office, 1976

Sirica, John J.  To Set the Record Straight: The Break-in. The Tapes, The Conspirators, The Pardon. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1979

Skowronek, StephenThe Politics Presidents Make:  Leadership from John Adams to George Bush.  Cambridge:  Harvard University Press, 1993.

Smith, Jr., Myron J.  Watergate: An Annotated Bibliography of Sources in English, 1972-1982.  London:  The Scarecrow Press, Inc.  ((1983).

Stans, Maurice H.  The Terrors of Justice. New York: Everest House, 1978

Strober, Deborah H. and Gerald S.  The Nixon Presidency, An Oral History of the Era  Washington, DC:Brassey’s Inc., Revised Edition, 2001

Sunstein, Cass R, David Schkade, Lisa M. Ellman and Andres Sawicki.  Are Judges Political? An Emperical Analysis of the Federal Judiciary.  Washington, DC:  Brookings Institutional Press, 2006

Sussman, Barry.  The Great Coverup: Nixon and the Scandal of Watergate. The First Complete Account from Break-in to Resignation.  New York:  Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1974

Talbot, David.  Brothers, The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years.  New York:  Free Press Division of Simon & Schuster, 2007

Thomas, Evan.  Robert Kennedy: His Life New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000

______.  The Man to See:  Edward Bennett Williams, Ultimate Insider; Legendary Trial Lawyer.  New York:  Simon & Schuster, 1991

Thompson, Fred D.
 At That Point In Time, The Inside Story of the Senate Watergate Committee. New York: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Company, 1975

Transcripts of Eight Recorded Presidential Conversations. House Judiciary Committee: May-June, 1974

Watergate: Chronology of a Crisis. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1975

Watergate Special Prosecution Force.  Report, Washington, DC: October, 1975

________.  Final Report, June, 1977.

Weicker, Lowell P. Jr.  with Barry Sussman, Maverick, A Life in Politics.  Boston:  Little, Brown & Company, 1995

White, Theodore H.  The Making of the President 1960, New York: Athenaeum Publishers, 1961

_______.  The Making of the President 1968, New York: Athenaeum Publishers, 1969

_______.  Breach of Faith, The Fall of Richard Nixon. New York: Athenaeum     Publshers, 1975

________.  America In Search of Itself, New York:  Harper & Roe, 1982

The White House.  Submission of Recorded Presidential Conversations.Washington, DC: April 30, 1974

Wills, Garry.  The Kennedy Imprisonment: A Meditation on Power, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1981

Witcover, Jules.
  Marathon, The Pursuit of the Presidency, 1972-1976.  New York:  The Viking Press, 1977.

Woodward, Bob.  The Secret Man, The Story of Watergate’s Deep Throat.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005

Woodward, Bob and Scott Armstrong.  The Brethern.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979

Woodward, C. Vann, Editor.  Responses of the President to Charges of Misconduct. New York: Delacorte Press, 1974

Zeifman, Jerry.  Without Honor, The Impeachment of Richard Nixon and the Crimes of Camelot. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1995

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