Dirty tricks: Nixon, Watergate and the CIA

O'Sullivan, Shane (2018) Dirty tricks: Nixon, Watergate and the CIA. New York : Skyhorse Publishing. 576p. ISSN (print) 9781510729582

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Abstract

The victory of Richard Nixon in the US presidential election of 1968 swung on an “October Surprise”— a treasonous plot engineered by key figures in the Republican Party to keep the South Vietnamese government away from peace talks in Paris, costing thousands of American lives. Dirty Tricks provides compelling new evidence of Anna Chennault’s Nixon-approved role in sabotaging the peace talks and ensuring a Nixon White House. Dirty Tricks also provides the first detailed analysis of the CIA’s recently-released internal history of Watergate, documenting the backgrounds of the burglars and their associations with the Agency in unprecedented detail, and how the Nixon White House sought to implicate the CIA in the emerging scandal. CIA Director Richard Helms’ relationship with Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt was much closer than previously disclosed and the CIA agent inside the plot was sent on a double agent mission by American intelligence after he got out of prison.

Item Type: Book
Research Area: Communication, cultural and media studies
Politics and international studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Kingston School of Art > School of Art and Architecture
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Depositing User: Shane O'Sullivan
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2019 10:46
Last Modified: 22 May 2019 12:52
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/43034

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