All the tapes and documentation of the high crimes that led to his resignation of President Richard Nixon are all on the record. Now, Journalist Tim Weiner draws on the millions of words from the tapes and top-secret documents from the Nixon administration that have been released in the past three years, some in just the past few months.
Weiner says it’s clear that many of these tapes and documents- purportedly kept secret to protect America’s national security - have been hidden to protect the ex-president from additional disgrace. His new book is One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon.
Tim Weiner is a former national security correspondent for The New York Times. He won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 1988 and is the author of Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, which won the National Book Award.