What Did Nixon Know and When Did He Know It?

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What did President Nixon know and when did he know it? Former White House Counsel John W. Dean, one of the last major surviving figures of Watergate, draws on his own transcripts of almost a thousand conversations, a wealth of Nixon’s secretly recorded information, and more than 150,000 pages of documents in the National Archives and the Nixon Library to provide the definitive answer to that question. In his book The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It, Dean reveals why and how the Watergate break-in happened, what was on the mysterious 18 1/2 minute gap in Nixon’s recordings, and looks at how Watergate forever changed American politics.