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Blind Ambition: The White House Years

Blind Ambition: The White House Years

By John Dean

Simon and Schuster, 1976, 415 pp.
Chief Counsel: Inside the Ervin Committee - The Untold Story of Watergate

Chief Counsel: Inside the Ervin Committee - The Untold Story of Watergate

By Samuel Dash

Random House, 1976, 275 pp.
The American Police State: The Government Against the People

The American Police State: The Government Against the People

By David Wise

Random House, 1976, 437 pp.

Three important Watergate books. John Dean paints a candid picture of the sickening moral bankruptcy which permeated the White House and to which he contributed. His memory of who said what and to whom is astounding. Samuel Dash provides a comprehensive account of how the Committee operated and what he thought and did as chief counsel. David Wise, an old hand at bringing light to bear on the clandestine, compiles the seemingly endless infringements by government agencies of the liberties of American citizens during the Nixon years.