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Publisher's Summary

Learn the inside scoop on Watergate, the Ford Pardon, and the 18-minute Gap. Roger Stone, The New York Times best-selling author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ, gives the inside scoop on Nixon’s rise and fall in Watergate in his new book Nixon’s Secrets. Stone charts Nixon’s rise from election to Congress in 1946 to his stinging defeats that preceded the greatest comeback in American Presidential history.

"Just as the assassination of JFK prevents a balanced analysis of Kennedy and his times, the myth of Watergate prevents a reappraisal of our 37th President,” said Stone, who’s book on LBJ was the second biggest selling book during the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s murder.

Stone reveals how the Kennedy’s wiretapped Nixon’s hotel room the night before the Nixon-Kennedy debate, and stole Nixon's medical records from his psychiatrist’s office. Stone lays out how Kennedy's running mate Lyndon Johnson stole Texas from JFK through vote fraud while Mayor Richard Daley stole Illinois, and how JFK actually lost the popular vote. Stone looks at the Nixon Presidency: the desegregation of the public schools, the progressive social programs, Nixon's struggle to end the war in Vietnam, the historic SALT arms reduction agreement with Russia, the saving of Israel in the Six Days War, the opening to China, and the disastrous decision to take America off the gold standard.

"The mainstream media’s interpretation of the facts surrounding the Watergate episode are a fantastic and grotesque distortion of historical truth,” said Stone. "Cursory examination of the facts in Watergate will reveal that the actions that caused the fall of Nixon cannot be reduced to the simplistic account summarized by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post.”

©2014 Roger Stone and Mike Colapietro (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Organization is key

Would you try another book from Roger Stone and Mike Colapietro and/or Stephen Hoye?

Probably not, if I did I would pay careful attention to reviews before buying.

Would you ever listen to anything by Roger Stone and Mike Colapietro again?

Maybe, but not my first choice.

What does Stephen Hoye bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The reading was pretty good; however, whether due to writing or narration, it was often difficult to determine when the first person quotes (the longer ones) were attributed to the author or to another source the author was citing.

Any additional comments?

It's unorganized. Assumes event knowledge in the reader that someone my age (mid-40s) might not have.

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Great book but....

This book was very well written and presented a fair view of President Nixon. It didn't quite elaborate enough on the speculation that lead to watergate in my opinion. I would have liked a little more. The worst part of the book is it is very repetitive. It jumps from 1960 to 1968 back to 1956 over and over again.

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Tells the truth about Nixon..<br />

gave alot of insight to the political climate of the era. a good listen. enjoy!

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The Untold Truth About Nixon.

Brilliant political bio by one of Nixon's personal confidants, author Roger Stone. Learn the secrets of Nixon 's Senatorial career, his relationship as Vice President to Ike, his impeachment following his 49 state reelection landslide.

Most compelling is how Nixon negotiated his pardon by threatening to reveal the cover up the Warren Commission investigation for the JFK assassination.

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  • Philo
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • 02-17-18

Odd angles, punchy prose, for Nixon story fans

This book (I think recently re-released in print under the title "Tricky Dick"? At least amazon presented them as of this date as the same book, and there is overlap in the titles) is probably not a good "starter" Nixon book. It is probably best to read one of the more conventional, let's say respectable (in the popular view) books first. At moments this one jumps around (smartly enough) connecting dots, and it is very helpful to know the disparate names and scenes. However, it fairly quickly settles into a generally chronological sequence. The prose here is punchy, sharply crafted, and there are factual (and speculative) bits worth hearing. It is listenable and flows well, again especially if you know the basic story. I bust out repeatedly in grins at its slant, its depiction of various characters, or the claims being made. It has an ear for the lurid, and the sleazy, whether that breaks in Nixon's favor or against him. Rocks are turned over here I have seen nowhere else. Stone's thesis seems to be, they are all sleazy, listen up, here's the story. I don't know how much of this was written by Stone and how much by the co-author. Stone is controversial, a sort of fixer lurking around the edges of many GOP campaigns and other contests, a guy they don't put out front. My first introduction to him was (I think it fair to say) portrayed as a villain, in Client Nine, the documentary about the fall of Elliot Spitzer in New York. I would love to see Roger's Stone's contacts list. I didn't know he himself went all the way back to Nixon, as an ardent young Republican gopher for various names in the campaign circa 1972, and his portrayals of Nixon personnel are unique. Here and elsewhere he rejects many popular narratives of political history and definitely takes his own tack on a lot of it. He will be accused of wild conspiracy theories, and one so inclined can find ample support here for that claim. But there is a fair amount of factual content, and this is a very well-crafted book generally, and gives me a fly-on-the-wall feel for many scenes in the story that no other book has done. Definitely look for the parallels here between Trump's attack-style politics and strategies, and the Nixon precedents. These and other dots connect very intuitively all through this book. So with all those caveats, if you are as avid a fan of the Nixon story as I am, this shouldn't be missed.
Roger Stone himself by now is worthy of a bio. He is a sort of Zelig, appearing at the fringes of an incredible number of political events and intrigues. Like Nixon's operative Murray Chotiner (who sort of wrote the book on modern political pugilism and oppo research), these kinds of characters don't get enough attention. Alongside Bannon, these punchy rightist figures have really caught my attention lately. To stay with boxing metaphors, they are punching above their weight.

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Nixon the untold story

loved it, learned alot from this book. The varies political figures discussed here is eye opening. Great source of information about our nation.

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US Politics is a very rough game

This book answered a lot of questions for me. It was also very frightening. It was also very believable. Every American should read this. Then quit whining and get involved with our flawed democratic process. We would be a much better country for it. I had to constantly remind myself that it was about how he became the most powerful man on earth.

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Excellent and thank you!

With most stories about Nixon coming from a partisan angle, I appreciate learning history from the angle of someone who was there, and didn't have a political axe to grind.

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  • cap
  • Los Angeles
  • 10-20-16

Just Delusional Idolatry...

I was really excited to read this after I saw the title. But as they say, never judge right wing propaganda by its cover. I want my audiobook credit back and the author discredited. Perhaps I could hire a plumbers unit to make that happen for me. What a toady.

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Poor writing, poor narration, poor everything

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better written narrative along with a narrator from the 2000's instead of the 1940's.

Would you ever listen to anything by Roger Stone and Mike Colapietro again?

No way.

What didn’t you like about Stephen Hoye’s performance?

It was too old fashioned and the cadence was too choppy.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Regret for purchasing it.

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  • Derek
  • 04-05-17

Great insight

Another great book by Roger Stone with history and cross overs between political families and rivals.

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  • william
  • 11-04-14

Not the man you thought you knew

Would you listen to Nixon's Secrets again? Why?

Yes in fact I did

What other book might you compare Nixon's Secrets to, and why?

Rodger stone's lbj the man who killed kennedy the author has in inside facts as he was there

Which character – as performed by Stephen Hoye – was your favourite?

as above

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