April 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Chuck Colson was an ex-Marine and Nixon’s “hatchet man” who enjoyed going to any lengths to ensure his boss got his way, including re-election in 1972, as the Watergate scandal was just breaking. Continue Reading
March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Blending tragedy and comedy, Mallon’s mesmerizing new novel “Watergate,” tells its tale slant. We never witness the June 17, 1972, break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office-apartment complex in Washington, nor the subsequent Senate hearings, nor the special prosecutor’s investigation of Republican “dirty tricks” and White House cover-ups, nor the breathless newspaper coverage. Instead, we view events from the perspective of President Nixon’s embattled White House and that of his allies. Continue Reading
November 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The National Archives and the government’s Nixon Presidential Library made the records available today, months after a judge ordered the long-secret transcript unsealed. It was the first time an ex-president had testified before a grand jury, and it’s rare for any such testimony to be made public.
June 28, 2011 in The Daily Republic
39 years after infamous break-in, his employer moves into complex. Continue Reading