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Best Watergate Books: The Ultimate Collection

Here is a list of the best Watergate books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Watergate: The Presidential Scandal That Shook America?With a New Afterword by Max Holland (2016)

Best Watergate Books: The Ultimate CollectionA new afterword by Max Holland details developments since the original 2003 publication, including the revelation of Mark Felt as the infamous “Deep Throat,” the media’s role in the scandal, both during and afterwards, including Bob Woodward’s Second Man. Arguably the greatest political scandal of twentieth-century America, the Watergate affair rocked an already divided nation to its very core, severely challenged our cherished notions about democracy, and further eroded public trust in its political leaders. The 1972 break-in at Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate…
Author(s): Keith W. Olson, Max Holland

2. All the President’s Men (2014)

Best Watergate Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe most devastating political detective story of the century: two Washington Post reporters, whose brilliant, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation smashed the Watergate scandal wide open, tell the behind-the-scenes drama the way it really happened. One of Time magazine’s All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books, this is the book that changed America. Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Men revealed the full scope of the scandal and introduced for the first time the mysterious “Deep…
Author(s): Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein

3. Watergate: The Hidden History: Nixon, The Mafia, and The CIA (2013)

Best Watergate Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhile Richard Nixon’s culpability for Watergate has long been established—most recently by PBS in 2003—what’s truly remarkable that after almost forty years, conventional accounts of the scandal still don’t address Nixon’s motive. Why was President Nixon willing to risk his reelection with so many repeated burglaries at the Watergate—and other Washington offices—in just a few weeks? What motivated Nixon to jeopardize his presidency by ordering the wide range of criminal operations that resulted in Watergate? What was Nixon so desperate to get at the Watergate, and how does it…
Author(s): Lamar Waldron

4. Watergate: A Brief History with Documents (2009)

Best Watergate Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe second edition of Watergate: A Brief History with Documents presents a collection of relevant historic documents from Nixon’s acceptance speech at the 1968 Republican National Convention to his 1974 pardon….
Author(s): Stanley I. Kutler

5. After Watergate: The Renaissance of Richard Nixon (2018)

Best Watergate Books: The Ultimate CollectionNo one had an inside view of the renaissance of Richard Nixon after Watergate better than the Secret Service Agent by his side for fourteen years—Michael Endicott.This is a story about politics, history, and power. But, most of all, this is a story about a working-class kid from the south side of Tacoma, Washington, who became a Secret Service Agent and traveled the world, building a relationship with one of America’s most controversial Presidents, Richard Nixon, and Mrs. Nixon. This is a story about perseverance and friendship—and a story no one else can tell.Not the many presidential biographers and historians, and not even…
Author(s): Michael A Endicott

6. Watergate (1995)

Best Watergate Books: The Ultimate CollectionHere is the definitive history of the Watergate scandal—based on the most recently released tapes, in-depth interview with many of the participants, and hundreds of official and unofficial documents, including notes Halderman omitted from his own published diaries. In this fast-paced, hard-hitting narrative, Fred Emery illuminates as never before the confluence of improbable events, dramatic errors, quirks of fate, and profane character flaws that led to the Watergate scandal. The story begins in 1969. From the outset of his tenure in the White…
Author(s): Fred Emery

7. The Great Coverup: Nixon and the Scandal of Watergate (2010)

Best Watergate Books: The Ultimate CollectionNo American history, government, or journalism collection is complete without this new edition of The Great Coverup: Nixon and the Scandal of Watergate, by Barry Sussman, the best account of the fall of Richard Nixon. It is a dramatic case study of tenacious reporting and suspenseful twists and turns in the political crime of the century. John Dean, Nixon’s White House counsel, said ten years after the break-in, “When people ask me which book they should read to understand Watergate, I recommend this one… Serious Watergate students report this is the best…
Author(s): Barry Sussman

8. The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon (1992)

Best Watergate Books: The Ultimate Collection“The definitive account of Watergate.” ―St. Louis Post-Dispatch…
Author(s): Stanley I. Kutler

9. Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall (2015)

Best Watergate Books: The Ultimate CollectionRe-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…
Author(s): Elizabeth Drew

10. The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis: With Excerpts from “An Essay on Watergate” (1994)

Best Watergate Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis : With Excerpts from an Essay on Watergate…
Author(s): Bill D. Moyers

11. Watergate In American Memory: How We Remember, Forget, And Reconstruct The Past (1993)

Best Watergate Books: The Ultimate CollectionA look at what Americans remember (and what they have forgotten) about one of the most traumatic domestic political event in the America’s post-war history….
Author(s): Michael Schudson

12. White House Call Girl: The Real Watergate Story (2014)

Best Watergate Books: The Ultimate CollectionEx-stripper Heidi Rikan was working for the mob in Washington, DC. White House Call Girl tells how a call girl operation she was running at the time led to the Watergate break-in, which brought down Tricky Dick Nixon himself.Needless to say, this is not part of the usual Watergate story that has come down to us over the decades. It is also only fair to point out that this version of the story might be dismissed out of hand as being dangerous “revisionist” history. If you’re not careful, you might end up being called a conspiracy theorist.You can also be called…
Author(s): Phil Stanford

Best Watergate Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some watergate books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Dirty Tricks: Nixon, Watergate, and the CIA

Author(s): Shane O’Sullivan
Publisher: Hot Books, Year: 2018, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2320021

Watergate & the Teapot Dome Scandal: The History and Legacy of America’s Most Notorious Government Scandals

Author(s): Charles River Editors
Publisher: Charles River Editors, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1633402

Gold, the Dollar and Watergate: How a Political and Economic Meltdown was Narrowly Avoided

Author(s): Onno de Beaufort Wijnholds
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1481452

The Real Watergate Scandal: Collusion, Conspiracy, And The Plot That Brought Nixon Down

Author(s): Geoff Shepard
Publisher: Regnery History, Year: 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1523286

Watergate: A Story of Richard Nixon and the Shocking 1972 Scandal

Author(s): Jules Archer
Publisher: Sky Pony Press, Year: 2015, Size: 13 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1689174

January 1973 : Watergate, Roe v. Wade, Vietnam, and the month that changed America forever

Author(s): James D Robenalt; John W. Dean;Nixon, Richard Milhous
Publisher: Chicago Review Press Incorporated, Year: 2015, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2086560

Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall, and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the Pardon

Author(s): Roger Stone, Mike Colapietro
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2014, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1203441

The Watergate Scandal in United States History

Author(s): David K. Fremon
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Year: 2014, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1347610

Gold, the Dollar and Watergate: How a Political and Economic Meltdown Was Narrowly Avoided

Author(s): Onno de Beaufort Wijnholds
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2014, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1400007

Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall

Author(s): Elizabeth Drew
Publisher: Overlook, Year: 2014, Size: 902 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1713887

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really chart-busters according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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