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!
- Watergate: The Presidential Scandal That Shook America?With a New Afterword by Max Holland (2016)
- All the President’s Men (2014)
- Watergate: The Hidden History: Nixon, The Mafia, and The CIA (2013)
- Watergate: A Brief History with Documents (2009)
- After Watergate: The Renaissance of Richard Nixon (2018)
- Watergate (1995)
- The Great Coverup: Nixon and the Scandal of Watergate (2010)
- The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon (1992)
- Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall (2015)
- The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis: With Excerpts from “An Essay on Watergate” (1994)
- Watergate In American Memory: How We Remember, Forget, And Reconstruct The Past (1993)
- White House Call Girl: The Real Watergate Story (2014)
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A 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.
All the President’s Men (2014)
The 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.
While 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?
The 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.
No 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.
Here 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.
No 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.
The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon (1992)
“The definitive account of Watergate.” ―St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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.
The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis: With Excerpts from “An Essay on Watergate” (1994)
The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis : With Excerpts from an Essay on Watergate
Watergate In American Memory: How We Remember, Forget, And Reconstruct The Past (1993)
A 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.
Ex-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.
Best Watergate Books: The Ultimate Collection
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King Richard: Nixon and Watergate--An American Tragedy
Author(s): Michael Dobbs
ID: 2987621, Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Year: 2021, Size: 57 Mb, Format: epub
The Greek Connection: The Life of Elias Demetracopoulos and the Untold Story of Watergate
Author(s): James H. Barron
ID: 2565181, Publisher: Melville House, Year: 2020, Size: 10 Mb, Format: epub
Nixon, Watergate, and Democracy's Defenders
Author(s): P. O'Connell Pearson
ID: 2905178, Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Year: 2020, Size: 20 Mb, Format: epub
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.