John Dean's definitive insider account of the Watergate scandal, Blind Ambition: The End of the Story, on September 15th, 2009. Dean appends his original bestseller, out of print for two decades, with a powerful new Afterword, providing new revelations and details that answer the most persistent questions lingering since the original investigation.
Readers will be astonished with the brutal honesty of Dean's disclosures, which finally close the case on Watergate.
He explains with insightful clarity why (and how) a bungled, conspicuously amateurish burglary at the Democratic National Committee unraveled a preidency, forcing Richard Nixon from office.
Dean provides definitive answers to outstanding historical questions, and alerts us to the growing efforts by Nixon revisionists to reinvent this tragic chapter of American history by rewriting it.
The inside story of a President and his staff acting above the law in achieving their goals has timeless relevance. For the millions of Americans too young to remember Watergate, Blind Ambition is a vigorous introduction to the corrupting influence of governmental power. Those familiar with Watergate will find new information and correlations to recent events in American history. Dean's perceptive new Afterword, when read with this now classic autobiographical work, truly closes the case on Watergate.
Blind Ambition was on the New York Times Best Sellers List for six months at its original publication. It is still considered the most conclusive and reliable chronicle of the scandal that undid a presidency.
John W. Dean is an author, columnist, and commentator on contemporary politics. Most famously, Dean served as White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon from 1970 to 1973, and became the key government witness of the Watergate prosecution.
Dean was born in Akron, Ohio. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University. In 2000, Dean retired to become a successful author, lecturer, and columnist.
In 2004, Dean published Worse than Watergate, a critical analysis of the George W. Bush administration. Worse than Watergate spent 10 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Dean’s 2006 book, Conservatives without Conscience, examines contemporary American conservatism. This work spent six weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Dean’s most recent New York Times best-seller is Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches, which explores Republican rule and control of government. He lives in Los Angeles and is working on his tenth book.
Dean writes his bi-weekly column for FindLaw.Com. Visit the book's official website or be a fan of Blind Ambition: The End of Story by John W. Dean on Facebook.
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