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The White House Plumbers : the seven weeks that led to Watergate and doomed Nixon's presidency

Summary: "The true story of The White House Plumbers, a secret unit inside Nixon's White House, and their ill-conceived plans stop the leaking of the Pentagon Papers, and how they led to Watergate and the President's demise. In a secluded office in President Nixon's White House in 1971, Egil "Bud" Krogh was summoned to a closed-door meeting by his mentor-and a key confidant of the president-John Ehrlichman. Expecting to discuss the most recent drug control program launched in Vietnam, Krogh was shocked when Ehrlichman handed him a file and the responsibility for the Special Investigations Unit, or SIU, later to be notoriously known as "The Plumbers." The Plumbers' work, according to Nixon, was critical to national security: they were to investigate the leaks of top-secret government documents, including the Pentagon Papers, to the press. Driven by blind loyalty, diligence, and dedication, Krogh, along with his co-director David Young, set out to handle the job, eventually hiring G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt to break in to the office of Dr. Fielding, a psychiatrist treating Daniel Ellsberg, the man they suspected was doing the leaking. Krogh had no idea that his decisions would soon lead to one of the most famous conspiracies in presidential history and the demise of the Nixon administration. The White House Plumbers is Krogh's account of what really happened behind the closed doors of the Nixon White House, and how a good man can make bad decisions, as well as the necessity of maintaining your integrity. Including the story of how Krogh served time and later rebuilt his life, The White House Plumbers is gripping, thoughtful, and a cautionary tale of the ends justifying the means"--

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250851635
  • ISBN: 1250851629
  • ISBN: 9781250851628
  • Physical Description: xii, 193 pages ; 21 cm
    print
  • Edition: First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Griffin, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
"Now an HBO Original limited series"--Cover.
See also the author's Integrity : good people, bad choices and life lessons from the White House.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface / Matthew Krogh -- Prologue -- Two decisions in two days -- The Plumbers gather in Room 16 -- A new leak for the Plumbers -- Sparring with the CIA, FBI, and "Deep Throat" -- A proposal gone awry -- Blind loyalty ensnares me in Watergate -- Pleading guilty -- From courthouse to jailhouse -- The road home -- Making amends, and a final parting -- Closure -- Timeline -- Oath of Office (1966, PL 89-554) -- Letter of Resignation -- Statement by Egil Krogh Jr. to the Court.
Subject: Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
Pentagon Papers Pentagon Papers
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous) 1913-1994
Presidents United States Staff Biography
United States. White House. Special Investigations Unit History
Krogh, Egil 1939-2020
United States Politics and government 1969-1974

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Covington Branch 973.924 K93w 2022 (Text) 33126022423044 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
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  • Baker & Taylor
    An American lawyer who became infamous as an official of the Nixon Administration and who was imprisoned for his part in the Watergate Affair tells what really happened behind the closed doors of the Nixon White House, and how a good man can make bad decisions. Original. 50,000 first printing.
  • Baker & Taylor
    "The true story of The White House Plumbers, a secret unit inside Nixon's White House, and their ill-conceived plans stop the leaking of the Pentagon Papers, and how they led to Watergate and the President's demise. In a secluded office in President Nixon's White House in 1971, Egil "Bud" Krogh was summoned to a closed-door meeting by his mentor--and a key confidant of the president--John Ehrlichman. Expecting to discuss the most recent drug control program launched in Vietnam, Krogh was shocked when Ehrlichman handed him a file and the responsibility for the Special Investigations Unit, or SIU, later to be notoriously known as "The Plumbers." The Plumbers' work, according to Nixon, was critical to national security: they were to investigate the leaks oftop-secret government documents, including the Pentagon Papers, to the press. Driven by blind loyalty, diligence, and dedication, Krogh, along with his co-director David Young, set out to handle the job, eventually hiring G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt to break in to the office of Dr. Fielding, a psychiatrist treating Daniel Ellsberg, the man they suspected was doing the leaking. Krogh had no idea that his decisions would soon lead to one of the most famous conspiracies in presidential history and the demise of the Nixon administration. The White House Plumbers is Krogh's account of what really happened behind the closed doors of the Nixon White House, and how a good man can make bad decisions, as well as the necessity of maintaining your integrity. Including the story of how Krogh served time and later rebuilt his life, The White House Plumbers is gripping, thoughtful, and a cautionary tale of the ends justifying the means"--
  • McMillan Palgrave

    NOW A FIVE-PART HBO SERIES, STARRING WOODY HARRELSON AND JUSTIN THEROUX

    The true story of The White House Plumbers, a secret unit inside Nixon's White House, and their ill-conceived plans stop the leaking of the Pentagon Papers, and how they led to Watergate and the President's demise.


    On July 17, 1971, Egil “Bud” Krogh was summoned to a closed-door meeting by his mentor—and a key confidant of the president—John Ehrlichman. Expecting to discuss the most recent drug control program launched in Vietnam, Krogh was shocked when Ehrlichman handed him a file and the responsibility for the Special Investigations Unit, or SIU, later to be notoriously known as “The Plumbers.”

    The Plumbers’ work, according to Nixon, was critical to national security: they were to investigate the leaks of top secret government documents, including the Pentagon Papers, to the press. Driven by blind loyalty, diligence, and dedication, Krogh, along with his co-director, David Young, set out to handle the job, eventually hiring G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt, who would lead the break-in to the office of Dr. Fielding, a psychiatrist treating Daniel Ellsberg, the man they suspected was doing the leaking. Krogh had no idea that his decisions would soon lead to one of the most famous conspiracies in presidential history and the demise of the Nixon administration.

    The White House Plumbers is Krogh’s account of what really happened behind the closed doors of the Nixon White House, and how a good man can make bad decisions, and the redemptive power of integrity. Including the story of how Krogh served time and later rebuilt his life, The White House Plumbers is gripping, thoughtful, and a cautionary tale of placing loyalty over principle.


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