Titolo: Watergate: A Novel
Casa editrice: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Data di pubblicazione: 2012
Legatura: No Binding
Condizione libro: Used
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[Read by Joe Barrett]
From one of our most esteemed historical novelists comes a remarkable retelling of the Watergate scandal, as seen through a kaleidoscope of its colorful perpetrators and investigators.
For all the monumental documentation that Watergate generated -- uncountable volumes of committee records, court transcripts, and memoirs -- it falls at last to a novelist to perform the work of inference (and invention) that allows us to solve some of the scandal's greatest mysteries -- who did erase those eighteen-and-a-half minutes of tape? -- and to see this gaudy American catastrophe in its human entirety. In Watergate, Thomas Mallon conveys the drama and high comedy of the Nixon presidency through the urgent perspectives of seven characters we only thought we knew before now. Praised by Christopher Hitchens for his splendid evocation of Washington, Mallon achieves with Watergate a scope and historical intimacy which surpasses even that attained in his previous novels and turns a third-rate burglary into tumultuous, first-rate entertainment.
Featured Guest Review: James Ellroy on Watergate
James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the acclaimed L.A. Quartet: The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential, and White Jazz.I was thrilled, captivated, deeply moved and wholly subsumed by the world that Tom Mallon created. Washington D.C. from '72 to '74 circumscribes farce, tragedy, a reimagining of the political landscape and the reinstigation of grandeur into the fictional body politic. The book is fever dream, wolf whistle and history as plain and simple human longing; the book encapsulates no less than everything. I finished the last page and wept for an hour; I remain stunned 48 hours later. The laughter, the horror, the pathos, the tawdry drama of small people and their fatuous lusts and drives--ever falling short--but, somehow--achieving a transcendental interconnectedness. Watergate is certainly a masterpiece. More importantly, it is a concurrently credible and fantastic subversion of all our perceived notions of a smugly overreported event and an underscrutinized time and place. By casting Richard Nixon as heroic and as misunderstood as the man considered himself to be, Tom has reset the time-lock on every didactic and dismissive polemic and psych-bio ever written about our 37th president. Here, Nixon himself achieves grandeur; here, he will live as the embodiment of glorious intransigence and twisted courage.
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