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Among other things, Abuse of Power definitively answers the question of whether Nixon was directly involved in raising hush money (he was) and suggests a reason for the burglary attempt at the Watergate Hotel (financial documents that might have linked the Democratic Party chairman to Howard Hughes). The tapes also reveal the vindictive and bigoted side to Nixon's personality, particularly as he discusses "killing" the Washington Post, and blames rich Jews for Billy Graham's tax problems. Abuse of Power only covers an additional 201 hours of tape of the near 4,000 that remain unreleased. It seems that the final chapter on Watergate has yet to be written. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I was eager to read this book because I am fascinated by Watergate; the event happened more than a decade before my birth, and I have read pro- and anti-Nixon feelings. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tommy
This book clearly explains the Nixon era. If you ever wonder what actually happened this is the book that will tell you.Published 7 months ago by Bette
Dramatic readings of the Watergate tapes, released in 1997. William Windom as Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States, is a weak link in the way he interprets the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Howard Sauertieg
Very enlightening. Makes me think all presidents should be taped and published, sooner rather than later! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
As still new tapes are unearthed, listened to, analyzed and reported on in newsmedia, this very thick book, which contains thorough transcripts of all tapes up to the present is a... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Pierce Erikson
I listened to the cassette tape version of this book, which is a reenactment of the tapes by professional actors. Read morePublished on May 11, 2005 by Wilcy Moore