Inside Media: John W. Dean and the 40th Anniversary of the Nixon Resignation


John W. Dean

"The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It" by John W. Dean

Guest: John W. Dean
Date: Saturday, August 02, 2014 at 2:30 PM
Location: Documentary Theater

John W. Dean, former legal counsel to President Richard M. Nixon, talks about his new book, "The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It," published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation from office.

In the book, Dean, a key player in the Nixon administration, tells the story of the Watergate conspiracy and Nixon's role in the cover-up. Dean's Senate testimony was a key factor leading to the president's resignation on Aug. 9, 1974.

In writing "The Nixon Defense," Dean found more than 600 secret recorded conversations from the National Archives and prepared his own transcripts of all the Watergate conversations to reconstruct the full history of the scandal.

Dean teaches a continuing legal education program throughout the country drawing on the lessons of Watergate and writes political and legal commentary for Justia.com.

A book signing will follow the program.

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