Decades after the resignation of President Nixon, the impact of the Watergate scandal continues to affect the institutional power of the president of the United States. This landmark event is a major subject of in-depth study at the high school and college levels. Now, CQ Press has published the definitive resource on this event for students researching this political era in U.S. history.
Eyewitness to Watergate traces the events, characters, and outcomes of one of the greatest scandals in U.S. political history. No other work for the high school researcher contains so rich a collection of primary government documents, vital news stories from the time period, and expert, unbiased commentary and analysis.
Through a unique combination of primary source documents and historical journalism from the period, Eyewitness to Watergate weaves together and engaging narrative of the scandal and its aftermath. Headnote materials explain the context of the documents, draw parallels to contemporary events in U.S. government, and provide updated information on the key players involved in the scandal.
Primary source materials include transcripts from hearings, impeachment proceedings, special prosecutor’s activities, federal court proceedings, and presidential communications. This comprehensive yet affordably priced new volume will serve as a valuable resource in high school, undergraduate, and public libraries.
The White House Tapes
INTRODUCTION ADAPTED FROM WATERGATE: CHRONOLOGY OF A CRISIS (WASHINGTON, D.C.: CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY, 1975)