Just when you thought you knew it all, Don Fulsom digs deeper into the mire of the Nixon presidency in NIXON'S DARKEST SECRETS, a book which bristles with revelations about the most disgraced American leader in history. He offers evidence of how Nixon sabotaged peace talks for political gain in 1968, how closely he was connected to the Mafia, his alcoholism and his abuse of his long suffering wife, Pat Nixon. (Muriel Dobbin, author and former White House correspondent)
Don Fulsom, the first reporter to link the Watergate burglars to President Nixon's reelection campaign, has spent more than three decades unlocking the secrets of the the Nixon Administration's roles in a breathtaking array of crimes and cover-ups. His new revelations about President Nixon's ties to powerful mobsters and their stooges in politics, business and labor have been particularly disturbing and are now fully chronicled. Fulson's excellent new book, Nixon's Darkest Secrets, puts an end to the urban legend that President Nixon was run out of office in the wake of nothing more than 'a third-rate burglary.' (Dan E. Moldea, author of The Hoffa Wars)
All those wonderful times with President Richard M. Nixon come flooding back with Don Fulsom's lovely litany of chiseling, payoffs, 2nd rate burglaries and, yes, public hand-holding with a boozy Bebe Rebozo. If you covered Nixon as I did from beginning to bitter end, no day was complete with a Fulsom question for the uptight press secretary Ronald Ziegler. On every presidential trip, Fulsom was first aboard the White House press plane so he could paste up a smiling picture of Nixon over his seat. And, Nixon did smile on reporters with an endless supply of page one astounders. There are some I missed but fortunately Fulsom recounts the best ones in this book that will delight and inform those once entertained by The Trick. (Patrick J. Sloyan, Pulitzer-prize winning Washington reporter)
The Nixon papers and tapes that continue to flow are gifts that keep on giving. Veteran reporter Don Fulsom skillfully wraps them into a neat and easy-to-read package. (Richard Benedetto, retired White House correspondent, USA Today)
Nixon's Darkest Secrets again reveals how this most secretive of presidents ironically left a vast paper and tape trail that reveals the history he tried so hard to suppress. Don Fulsom, a White House reporter in Nixon's presidency, nicely fulfills the complementary roles of contemporary observer with that of a historian. He has opened our eyes to countless examples of Richard Nixon's weird, incomprehensible, and sometimes apparently criminal doings in the Oval Office. No one can write on Nixon's personality without taking proper measure of Fulsom's work. (Stanley Kutler, author of The Wars of Watergate)
"Don Fulsom has written a fascinating look at President Richard Nixon. There is much to be learned from his shrewd analysis. Highly, highly recommended!" (Douglas Brinkley, bestselling author and renowned U.S. historian)
About the Author
DON FULSOM is a longtime White House reporter and former United Press International Washington bureau chief who has covered presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton. He is an adjunct professor at American University in Washington D.C., where he teaches "Watergate: A Constitutional Crisis."