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The Watergate Quiz Book

The Watergate Quiz Book

W. S. Moorhead

Henry Holt and Co.

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During the two-year political circus that was Watergate, were you

(1) A junkie, who followed the developments day by day, relishing every sordid detail?
(2) A dabbler, who caught up every now and then with the latest revelation?
(3) An avoider, who ignored it all as much as possible, assuming that everyone involved was probably guilty of something?

If you're in the first group, you're going to love this book, because it's a fact-loaded, comprehensive, and challenging test of your memory. If you're in the second group, you should read this book, to fill in all of the 18½-minute gaps in your knowledge. If you're in the third group, you need this book, because Watergate is too important to remain ignorant about permanently, and this is the only complete history that is enjoyable and that truly captures the spirit of it all.

We are in danger of forgetting the greatest American political scandal of this century—and also one of the century's greatest entertainments, starring the man who actually said after it was all over, "I wasn't lying. I said things which later on seemed to be untrue." Decades have passed now, and it's a fine time to look back. The Watergate Quiz Book organizes two years of confusing allegations, revelations, and testimony into ten chronological chapters of nasty, challenging questions: true/false, multiple choice, direct response, and—for Watergate fanatics only—difficult "Deep Throat" questions. Remember the "Rose Mary Stretch"? Did you know which presidential aides were not recruited from the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency's Los Angeles office? Did you ever learn what "Gemstone" was? Operation Sandwedge? Who was the Tickler? Who knew about what, and when? And—biggest question of all—who was Mark Felt, better known as Deep Throat? Test your Watergate I.Q., or learn it all for the first time!

About the author

W. S. Moorhead

Bill Moorhead has an undergraduate degree from Harvard in economic history, a law degree from Columbia and a masters in diplomatic history from the University of London. He is an entrepreneur and lawyer. Bill’s experience is more far ranging. He was a disc jockey on Radio-Cote-Basque in French at the age of 16 and much later a candidate for US Congress. Bill was also a pitcher for the Washington Classics, winner of a 2011 55+ division Men’s Senior World Series (baseball).

During the Watergate scandal Bill was a law student and his father was a US Congressman from Pittsburgh. Bill could not understand why his father did not want to listen to Nixon’s Watergate tapes when they were made available to members of Congress – he now understands that it was too distressing.

W. S. Moorhead

W. S. Moorhead