Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows

The Nixon Tapes, the Chennault Affair, and the Origins of Watergate

Book - 2014
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"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.
Publisher: Charlottesville :, University of Virginia Press,, 2014
ISBN: 9780813936635
0813936632
Call Number: 973.924 H8745c
Characteristics: x, 228 pages ; 24 cm

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RBVanDyke
Nov 09, 2017

One of the most informative books I've read in quite a while. It brings together Nixon's treasonous undermining of Lyndon Johnson's Vietnam peace initiatives with Nixon's subsequent obsession with eliminating any documentation of his treason. The irony is that such documents didn't exist let alone that the documents were in the hands of "liberal" conspirators.

If you still don't understand Watergate, especially if you've read larger books on the subject, Chasing Shadows will bring everything into focus in 228 pages...

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Hopalong_Kid
Apr 15, 2015

Important history that everyone should understand. Unfortunately the facts have taken 30 years to emerge as the LBJ and Nixon tapes finally get released to the general public. Nixon was the most disgraceful president ever and this book documents the 'Chennault Affair' which Nixon was trying to purge with his Watergate and Brooking Institute burglaries. Nixon was trying to eliminate anything that might interfere with his '72 reelection, like the facts about Candidate Nixon' treasonous acts in 1968 sabotaging LBJ's Vietnam Peace talks by negotiating with the South Vietnamese Government through Madame Chennault - a violation of the Logan Act. Much like Candidate Reagan did 12 years later by negotiating with Iran.

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StarGladiator
Sep 16, 2014

This is a most excellent book. Be sure, if possible, to read this in conjunction with, or concurrently for full effect, the book by investigative journalist, Robert Parry, entitled, America's Stolen Narrative - - most enlightening! [Robert Parry correctly described almost exactly where Osama bin Laden would be found - - 7 years prior!]

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