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The Resource Washington journal : reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's downfall, Elizabeth Drew

Washington journal : reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's downfall, Elizabeth Drew

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Washington journal : reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's downfall
Title
Washington journal
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reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's downfall
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Elizabeth Drew
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Language
eng
Summary
Re-issued forty years after the tumultuous events that led to Richard Nixon's historic downfall, a new edition of the legendary Elizabeth Drew's Washington Journal, featuring a brilliant new afterword. Originally published soon after Richard Nixon's resignation, Elizabeth Drew's Washington Journal is a landmark work of political journalism. Keenly observed and hugely insightful, Washington Journal opens in 1973 and follows the deterioration of Richard Nixon's presidency in real time. With her unprecedented access to the top figures, Drew's on-the-scene reporting is even more remarkable in hindsight, as Washington Journal does what no other book about that period has done or could do: captures the feeling of the period and reports in real time conversations with the key decision-makers as they made up their minds about the most fateful vote they would cast. It also shows us the sense of fear among both close observers and the citizenry, as well as their nervous laughter at the era's absurdities. Elizabeth Drew understands Richard Nixon as well as this most complex figure can be understood, and she shows how he brought himself down. In Washington Journal, Drew takes us along on what she calls "a wild ride through history." This new edition of Washington Journal includes an important new afterword, which reveals the fascinating-and frequently hilarious-story of Nixon's efforts to regain respectability after he'd been forced from office, and it also offers original insights into the meaning of Watergate and Richard Nixon. Rich with new information unavailable at the time, the afterword is a major addition to a truly unique and enduring work of reportage
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2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation from the White House, and no book has captured the extraordinary upheaval of America during the Watergate years better than Elizabeth Drew's Washington Journal. The book that established Drew's reputation as one of the shrewdest and sharpest writers on American politics, this book took in the emerging scandal with tremendous clarity and force. Unfolding over the course of a single year, from September 1973 to August 1974, this is the record of the near-dissolution of a nation's political conscience - told from within. Cool and understated - and all the more devastating for its understatement - this book was immediately hailed upon its publication in 1975 as a landmark work of journalism. Witha new afterword that brings this all too relevant book squarely into the present and reflects on what has changed - and what hasn't - in the last forty years, this book is available again, ready for its place in the pantheon of great political writing
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10311726
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Drew, Elizabeth,
Dewey number
973.924
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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True
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  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
Target audience
adult
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the Watergate scandal, 1973-1974
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Washington journal : reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's downfall, Elizabeth Drew
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT12466666
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781468309973
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT12466666
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remote
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12466666
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Washington journal : reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's downfall, Elizabeth Drew
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12466666
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781468309973
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12466666
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12466666
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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