The Book Show #1237 - Thomas Mallon

Apr 3, 2012

During the summer of 1972, five men were arrested in the middle of the night for breaking into the Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate office building in Washington, D.C.

The breach went to the very top. Watergate toppled the Nixon administration and became an iconic American political scandal. In his new novel, Watergate: A Novel, Thomas Mallon gives the story a fresh twist, retelling it from the perspectives of the involved parties — from seven different points of view.

Mallon is the author of 8-novels including Dewey Defeats Truman and Fellow Travelers as well as 7-works of non-fiction.

 

Ending Music - Howlin' Wolf - "The Watergate Blues"