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Presidential Power on Trial

From Watergate to All the President’s Men

Series: Famous Court Cases That Became Movies

By William Noble

The Watergate burglary in 1972, in which men linked to the White House broke into the headquarters of the Democratic Party, led to the downfall of President Richard Nixon. Author William Noble tells this fascinating and dramatic story, explaining the complex political and legal points, and contrasts real events with ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, the popular movie made about the break-in and investigation.

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Reviews

"Books about notable court cases are nothing new, but the inclusion of movies inspired by them is an alluring twist. These authors explain complex issues in an easy-to-follow manner . . . Sources are well-documented, making this series a promising staple for reports."

School Library Journal, April 2009

"This selection was very reader friendly, easy to follow, intriguing, and incredibly insightful on the impact Watergate had on future laws . . ."

South Sound Book Review Council, April 4, 2010

"The book is well written, providing accessibility to a complicated event for laymen and students."

Association of Region XI School Libraries

"This series provides detailed accounts of the court cases in question . . ."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2009

"This lively and entertaining book provides a compelling narrative of these important events. It is well researched, insightful, and remarkably objective in its tone and filled with a wealth of primary source quotations."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, May 2009

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