January 1973: Watergate, Roe v. Wade, Vietnam, and the Month That Changed America Forever

January 1973: Watergate, Roe v. Wade, Vietnam, and the Month That Changed America Forever

James Robenalt


In January 1973, politics in the USA replaced without end as, within the span of 31 days, the Watergate burglars went on trial, the Nixon management negotiated an finish to the Vietnam battle, the splendid court docket issued its choice in Roe v. Wade, Lyndon Johnson died in Texas, and Richard Nixon was once sworn in for his moment time period. The occasions had not likely hyperlinks and every labored in addition to the others to create a time of substantial transformation. utilizing newly published Nixon tapes, writer and historian James Robenalt offers readers an insider’s examine what occurred within the White condo, occasions either attention-grabbing and terrifying, in this enormous month. He additionally delves into the judge’s chambers and court drama through the Watergate break-in trial, and the interior sanctum of the us ultimate court docket because it hashed out its determination in Roe v. Wade. A foreword through John W. Dean units the degree for this detailed historical past, which information occasions that, whereas occurring greater than forty years in the past, are key to figuring out today’s present political paralysis.

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