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John Dean takes a fresh look at Watergate in 'Nixon Defense'
John Dean takes a fresh look at Watergate in 'Nixon Defense'

"My voice on the Nixon tapes is really very clear and very good," says John Dean, adjusting the microphone recording him on a summer day in Westwood. Aug. 9 marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard M. Nixon's resignation from office, and Dean is publishing a new book, "The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It," a day-by-day chronicle of the Watergate scandal. Although Watergate has been explored in books and film, some of the story has not yet been told, Dean says. "I knew enough to know that we didn't have a very full picture," he explains. "I intentionally don't flag new material in the book, but almost every page...

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