The 50th Anniversary of the Watergate Scandal

By Colleen Rowe | June 16 2022 | Political ScienceHistory

This year is the 50th Anniversary of the Watergate Scandal, when Richard Nixon and his administration tried to cover up the break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Washington D.C. Watergate Building. We’re sharing a few books about the history of the scandal and Richard Nixon, a key player in the cover up.

King Richard
Nixon and Watergate--An American Tragedy
978-0-385-35009-9
King Richard is a riveting account of the crucial days, hours, and moments when the Watergate conspiracy consumed, and ultimately toppled, a president.
$32.50 US
May 25, 2021
Hardcover
416 Pages
Knopf

The Nixon Defense
What He Knew and When He Knew It
978-0-14-312738-3
A new look at Watergate by one of its key figures, based on previously unavailable information.
$23.00 US
Jun 02, 2015
Paperback
784 Pages
Penguin Books

The Fall of Richard Nixon
A Reporter Remembers Watergate
978-0-8129-8210-7
Tom Brokaw recounts the endgame of the Watergate scandal and the Nixon presidency in real time, from his perspective in the press corps as a young White House correspondent for NBC News.
$17.00 US
Nov 10, 2020
Paperback
240 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

Nixon's White House Wars
The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever
978-1-101-90286-8
Now in paperback, Pat Buchanan, bestselling author and former senior adviser to President Richard Nixon in the White House, describes his years advising the president throughout the two terms of his administration, up until he resigned office in August 1974 in the wake of Watergate.
$15.00 US
Apr 03, 2018
Paperback
448 Pages
Crown Forum

The Conviction of Richard Nixon
The Untold Story of the Frost/Nixon Interviews
978-0-307-39490-3
The Watergate scandal began with a break-in at the office of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel on June 17, 1971, and ended when President Gerald Ford granted Richard M. Nixon a pardon on September 8, 1974, one month after Nixon resigned from office in disgrace. Effectively removed from the reach of prosecutors, Nixon returned to California, uncontrite and unconvicted, convinced that time would exonerate him of any wrongdoing and certain that history would remember his great accomplishments—the opening of China and the winding down of the Vietnam War—and forget his “mistake,” the “pipsqueak thing” called Watergate.
$15.00 US
May 27, 2008
Paperback
208 Pages
Crown