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The Original Watergate Stories

Book Description

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal, The Washington Post's seminal Watergate stories have been gathered together for the first time as an eBook, including a foreword by journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein assessing the impact of their stories 40 years later.

"5 Held in Plot to Bug Democrats' Offices Here", said the headline at the bottom of page one in the Washington Post on Sunday, June 18, 1972. The story reported that a team of burglars had been arrested inside the offices of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate office complex in Washington. On assignment, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward uncovered a widespread political scandal and cover-up at the highest levels of government, culminating with the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The Post won a Pulitzer Prize for its work, which became the subject of two best-selling books and a renowned movie, "All the President's Men."

This eBook is a look back at the dramatic chain of events that would convulse Washington for two years and lead to the first resignation of a U.S. president, forever changing American politics.

Table of Contents

  1. The Original Watergate Stories
  2. The Original Watergate Stories
  3. Copyright
  4. Foreword
  5. Part I
    1. The Post Investigates
    2. 5 Held in Plot to Bug Democrats' Office Here
    3. GOP Security Aide Among Five Arrested in Bugging Affair
    4. Bug Suspect Got Campaign Funds
    5. Mitchell Controlled Secret GOP Fund
    6. FBI Finds Nixon Aides Sabotaged Democrats
    7. Nixon Wins Landslide Victory; Democrats Hold Senate, House; McGovern Admits Defeat; President Calls for Harmony
    8. Last Two Guilty in Watergate Plot: Jury Convicts Liddy, McCord in 90 Minutes; Ex-Aides of Nixon to Appeal
    9. 3 Top Nixon Aides, Kleindienst Out; President Accepts Full Responsibility; Richardson Will Conduct New Probe
  6. Part II
    1. The Government Acts
    2. Cox Is Chosen as Special Prosecutor Democrat Served Under Kennedy as Solicitor General
    3. The First Day of Watergate: Not Exactly High Drama
    4. Dean Alleges Next Knew of Cover-up Plan
    5. Break-In Memo Sent to Ehrlichman
    6. President Taped Talks, Phone Calls; Lawyer Ties Ehrlichman to Payments
    7. President Refuses to Turn Over Tapes; Ervin Committee, Cox Issue Subpoenas Action Sets Stage for Court Battle on Powers Issue
    8. Nixon Forces Firing of Cox; Richardson, Ruckelshaus Quit President Abolishes Prosecutor’s Office; FBI Seals Records
    9. Nixon Tells Editors, 'I'm Not a Crook'
    10. Another Tape Found Faulty, Sirica Is Told Haldeman, Nixon Talk Is Involved
  7. Part III
    1. Nixon Resigns
    2. President Hands Over Transcripts Initial Reaction on Hill Divided Along Party Lines
    3. Court Orders Nixon to Yield Tapes; President Promises to Comply Fully Justices Reject Privilege Claim in 8-to-0 Ruling
    4. Nixon Resigns
  8. Part IV
    1. Deep Throat Revealed
    2. FBI's No. 2 Was 'Deep Throat'
    3. Watergate Timeline
  9. More from The Washington Post