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Chasing Shadows: The Nixon Tapes, the Chennault Affair, and the Origins of Watergate

Ken Hughes
Format
Book
Published
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9780813936635 (cloth : acid-free paper), 0813936632 (cloth : acid-free paper), 9780813936642 (e-book)
Summary
"This book, based on research on and transcripts of the Nixon, Johnson, and Kennedy White House presidential recordings as well as other contemporary sources, reveals for the first time the origins of the 'Plumbers' (the Special Investigations Unit) and Nixon's policy of illegal break-ins for partisan political gain, which led to Watergate, its cover-up, and Nixon's resignation. The e-book links to extended transcripts and audio files of the presidential recordings"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Chasing shadows
  • The Chennault affair
  • Johnson v. Humphrey
  • Nixon v. Nixon
  • On the case
  • "Hold on"
  • Election eve
  • "I let you down"
  • "Time to blow the whistle"
  • The united front
  • "Candid and forthright"
  • The man who knew too little
  • "All the documents"
  • The Huston plan
  • Nixon tapes
  • Tricia's wedding
  • The Pentagon papers
  • The secret bombing of Cambodia
  • Leaks
  • The wrong men
  • Charge Gelb
  • LBJ cracks the case
  • Ellsberg's decision
  • Fear of a damaging disclosure
  • Legal action
  • The Diem chapter
  • "Destroy the times"
  • Illegal action
  • "A natural enemy"
  • Lord high executioner
  • Supreme Court rules
  • Documents
  • These Harvards
  • "Rumors and reports of a conspiracy"
  • Imitation of the enemy
  • Special Investigations Unit
  • "All these Harvard people"
  • The economic conspiracy theory
  • "Are they all Jews?"
  • "They're all over"
  • "Somebody sits on high"
  • Counting Ivy Leaguers
  • Counting Jews
  • Above the law
  • "Pretty much carte blanche"
  • "One little operation"
  • The CIA bluff
  • The smoking gun
  • "I don't kiss and tell"
  • Dean testifies
  • The X envelope
  • The White House tapes.
Description
x, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original black cloth; dust jacket, with label on front "Embargoed July 29, 2014." Gift of the University of Virginia Press, July, 2014.
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