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Bringing Down A President

Bringing Down A President

The Watergate Scandal

Andrea Balis and Elizabeth Levy; illustrations by Tim Foley

Roaring Brook Press


A middle-grade retelling of Richard Nixon's downfall, Bringing Down A President: The Watergate Scandal is an inventive and timely look at one of the biggest scandals to ever rock our nation by Andrea Balis and Elizabeth Levy, featuring graphic novel style illustrations by Tim Foley.

Comprised almost completely of primary source quotes (good thing Nixon's recorder was on) and interspersed with contextual narrative, this captivating account of the trials and tribulations of the Nixon Administration has been rendered screenplay style offering an extraordinarily immediate narrative of one of America's most turbulent eras.


FLY ON THE WALL: It is hard to say when a historical event begins, but one place to start the story of Watergate might be February 16, 1971. On that day, President Richard M. Nixon and his faithful aide...

Praise for Bringing Down A President

*"This valuable book reminds us that we can learn from the lessons of history and so avoid reprising the dark days of this national nightmare." —Booklist, starred review -

Andrea Balis and Elizabeth Levy; illustrations by Tim Foley

Dr. Andrea Balis is a faculty member in the history department of John Jay College, City University of New York. Her specialization is twentieth century political history. She has also written extensively for the theater, and worked as a director. She is the author of What Are You Using: A Guide for Birth Control for Teenagers and a novel, PJ.

Elizabeth Levy is the award-winning author of over 100 fiction and non-fiction books for children and young adults. She is known for the humor and research that she brings to her subjects, from studying stand-up comedy for My Life as A Fifth Grade Comedian, to working with renowned historians for America's Funny but True History and If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution.

Tim Foley was born in Flint, Michigan, and attended college at the Kendall School of Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His has illustrated such books as Ben Thompson and Erik Slader's Epic Fails history series and Is it Safe to Kiss My Cat? Tim lives and works in Grand Rapids with his wife, Terri.

Andrea Balis

Roaring Brook Press

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