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Richard M. Nixon
[1913-1994]   •   U.S. President #37, 1969-1974

Richard M. Nixon boarding the helicopter to leave the White House after his resignation on 9 August 1974            short profile

The Watergate Scandal

books about Richard M. Nixon

movies & TV, plays, other media
'Tricky Dicky' Film Festival

Richard M. Nixon's writings

family, friends & co-conspirators

     B I O
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Congressman from California's 12th district, 1947-1950; U.S. Senator from California, appointed Dec 1950-Dec 1952;
Vice President of the United States, 1953-61; U.S. President, Jan 1969 to resignation Aug 1974

L i n k s
The Nixon Library and Museum [est. 1990] in Yorba Linda, California
Richard Nixon Foundation [est. 1980s] in Yorba Linda, California
Richard M. Nixon entry at Wikipedia

C-SPAN's American Presidents site
P.B.S. American Presidents Series - Richard M. Nixon
The White House Websites of the Presidents: Richard M. Nixon
Richard M. Nixon credits [since 1952] at Internet Movie Database
J.R. Howington's Presidential Trivia Page

The  WaterGate  Scandal
WaterGate Timeline site
'Watergate Scandal' entry at Wikipedia
Spirit of America Bookstore's WaterGate Conspiracy Page

see the "All The President's Men" 1974 bestseller book & 1976 movie below

The Great Cover-up / Nixon & the Scandal of Watergate book by Barry Sussman  "The Great Cover-Up: Nixon and The Scandal of Watergate - The Political Outrage of The Century" [1974] by Barry Sussman
Kindle Edition from Catapulter Books [1/2011] for $7.95
Catapulter Books 9x6 pb [12/2010] for $13.13
Signet mass pb [8/74] out of print/used
Crowell hardcover [8/74] out of print/used
Wars of Watergate  "The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon" [1990]
by Stanley I. Kutler

recommended by Watergate figure John W. Dean
W.W. Norton 8¼x5½ pb [5/92] for $11.53
Knopf 9¼x6¾ hardcover [5/90] out of print/used
see Oliver Stone's "Nixon" feature film [1995] below

Watergate novel by Thomas Mallon   "Watergate: A Novel" [2012] by Thomas Mallon
"[This book] is certainly a masterpiece." — mystery author James Ellroy
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [2/2012] for $11.99
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [1/2013] for $10.85
Knopf/Pantheon 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2012] for $16.94
Watergate Hidden History book by Lamar Waldron  "Watergate: The Hidden History: Nixon, The Mafia, and The C.I.A. - A Ground-breaking Investigation Into What Nixon Was Really After and Why He Risked The Presidency To Get it" [2012] by Lamar Waldron
Kindle Edition from Counterpoint [6/2012] for $14.49
Counterpoint pb [6/2013] for $19.77
Counterpoint 9x6½ hardcover [6/2012] for $30.49
Smoking Gun / Watergate 1952-2010 in Kindle format from The Nation Magazine  "Smoking Gun: The Nation On Watergate, 1952-2010" for Kindle [2014]
Kindle Edition from The Nation Co. LP [7/2014] for $7.99
is also available as an e-book or as a paperback through eBookNation
Edited by Richard Kreitner, Foreword by Elizabeth Holtzman; articles by Carey McWilliams (7), Robbins Burling, James MacGregor Burns, Ramsey Clark, David Corn & Jeff Goldberg, Ron Dorfman, Frederick Gutheim, Mark Harris, Robert Hatch, Irving Louis Horowitz, Herbert S. Levine, Gene Marine, Wayne Morse, Katha Pollitt, Norman Redlich, Michael Reisman, Arlie Schardt, Robert Sherrill (2), Jerome R. Waldie & Jon Wiener (2)

Books About Richard Nixon
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Nightmare / Nixon Years  "Nightmare: The Underside of The Nixon Years" [1973]
by J. Anthony Lukas

Ohio Univ Press 9x6 pb [9/99] for $24.95
Viking hardcover [2/76] out of print/used

J. Anthony Lukas [1933-97] entry at Wikipedai

"The Time of Illusion" [1975] by Jonathan Schell
"a brilliant account of the 37th presidency" per NYTimes

Movies & TV,  Stageplays,  Other  Media

"An Evening With Richard Nixon and..." [1972 stageplay]
written by Gore Vidal [1925-2012]; starring George S. Irving
16 performances on Broadway; play entry at Internet Broadway Database

"Nixon In China" opera [1987] by John Adams
considered a modern masterpiece

In 1983, Nixon submitted to more than 30 hours of videotaped interviews with former aide Frank Gannon, telling the tale of his fall from grace
in his own words. For the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation (August 1974), portions of those tapes are being published each day by
the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum and by the private Richard Nixon Foundation (both are in Yorba Linda, California).

playlist of daily 2-5-minute segments on YouTube

'Tricky Dicky'  Film  Festival

Political Film Festival Pages
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

Richard M. Nixon credits [since 1952] at Internet Movie Database
character 'Richard Nixon' credits [since 1966] at Internet Movie Database

search DVDs on keywords 'Richard Nixon' {returns 230+ titles} at Amazon

"All The President's Men"
[Warner/Wildwood April 1976]
All The President's Men video  
Time Magazine cover of 29 March 1976  
All The President's Men book  
Two intrepid reporters and their editor at the Washington Post track a seemingly simple burglary to the highest members of the Republican Party and to the Nixon White House. Directed by Alan J. Pakula; screenplay by William Goldman from the bestselling book [below]; starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards & Jane Alexander; won Oscars for Best Script, Best Supporting Actor [JR], Best Sound, Best Art Direction, Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress [JA], Best Editing; WGA Award for Best Script; added to National Film Registry (2010)
Warner special edition DVD [2/2006] 2 disks for $17.49
Warner widescreen DVD [10/97] for $14.99
Warner color VHS [3/2003] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb • watch official trailer [1:50] at YouTube

1974 bestseller by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward
Pocket mass pb [6/2005] for $7.99
S&S 8½x5½ pb [6/94] for $10.50
Warner pb [1/75] out of print/used
S&S hardcover [6/74] out of print/many used
Recorded Books audio CD [3/2004] for $23.09
Woodward-Bernstein Watergate papers at UTexas/Austin

more details (synopsis, docufilms, posters, books, links) on
Magic Lantern's "All The President's Men" 1976 Movie Page

"Secret Honor" [indep June 1985]
Produced & directed by Robert Altman [1925-2006]; starring Philip Baker Hall as Richard Nixon
full credits at IMDb

"Kissinger & Nixon" [T.N.T. tv movie Dec 1995]
Kissinger & Nixon   A look at the tensions between Nixon and Kissinger and other factions inside the White House circa 1972 concerning peace talks with the Viet Cong. Directed by Daniel Petrie; written by Lionel Chetwynd, based on parts of Walter Isaacson's Kissinger bio; starring Ron Silver {as Kissinger}, Beau Bridges {as Nixon}, Ron White, George Takei, Kenneth Welsh, Tony Rosato, Henry Chan, Matt Frewer {as Gen. Haig}, Paul Miller, Ron Hartmann, Brett Halsey & Graham McPherson
Turner color VHS [2/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

Oliver Stone's "Nixon"
[Hollywood Pictures Dec 1995]
Oliver Stone's "Nixon"  
"Nixon" screenplay  
The discovery of the Watergate burglary and the subsequent attempted cover-up by the White House leads to the resignation of President Nixon • Co-produced, co-written & directed by Oliver Stone; starring Anthony Hopkins {as Nixon}, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe, Ed Harris, Bob Hoskins, E.G. Marshall, David Paymer, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Sorvino, Mary Steenburgen, J.T. Walsh & James Woods; Oscar noms for Best Original Script, Best Actor [AH], Best Supporting Actress [JA], Best Music Score
Disney Video widescreen color Blu-ray [8/2008] for $24.49
Disney Video Collector's Edition widescreen color DVD [3/2002] out of prodn/used
Disney Video color VHS [3/97] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
Hollywood Rcds soundtrack CD by John Williams [12/95] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Nixon: An Oliver Stone Film" annotated screenplay & essays [1995]
Edited by Eric Hamburg

Hyperion 9¼x6½ pb [12/95] out of print/many used

"Elvis Meets Nixon" feature-length TV 'mockumentary' [Showtime 1997]
Written & directed by Allan Arkush /tt0122474/

American Experience, The Presidents - Nixon on DVD  "The American Experience: The Presidents - Nixon" [1990]
Ken Burns is credited as 'senior creative consultant'
series credits from IMDb • Part I credits • Part II credits • Part III credits
P.B.S. Home Video color DVD [8/2008] for $22.49
P.B.S. Home Video color VHS [7/2000] 2 tapes for $2.36

"The Presidents Collection, Volume 1: The Kennedys, L.B.J. & Nixon"
P.B.S. Home Video color VHS [2/98] 6 tapes - out of prodn/used

Richard Nixon, Man & President from A&E Biography  
"A&E Biography: Richard Nixon - Man and President" [A&E 1997]
A&E Home Video b&w DVD [4/2005] for $22.49
A&E Home Video b&w VHS [12/96] out of prodn/used
minimal credits at IMDb
Nixon Presidency Revealed TV documentary from History Channel on DVD  "Nixon: A Presidency Revealed" [History Channel Feb 2007]
Directed by David C. Taylor; not listed on IMDb; DVD extras include 43-minute
documentary "Inside The Presidency: Eisenhower vs. Nixon" [2001]
A&E Home Video color DVD [6/2007] for $22.49

"The Secret Life of Richard Nixon" TV documentary [indep 2000]
minimal credits at IMDb


"Frost / Nixon" [Universal/Imagine Dec 2008]
Frost / Nixon movie poster   After U.S. President Richard M. Nixon's near-impeachment then resignation over WaterGate in 1974, Australian talk show host David Frost outbid C.B.S. for an exclusive interview with the ailing Nixon. For 12 interview sessions, Nixon managed to overrun Frost with lengthy self-justifying lectures. But then a drunken phone call by Nixon to Frost ramped up the pressure: either Nixon would succeed in restoring his political luster (and Frost go bankrupt), or Frost must implicate Nixon definitively in the Watergate scandal. Co-produced & directed by Ron Howard; script by Peter Morgan, based on his play; starring Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Toby Jones, Andy Milder & Rebecca Hall
Universal Home Video widescreen color on Blu-ray [4/2009] for $20.99
Universal Home Video widescreen color DVD [4/2009] for $19.98
Varese Sarabande soundtrack CD [12/2008] 14 tracks for $14.99
full credits from IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
Frost/Nixon stageplay by Peter Morgan  
"Frost/Nixon: A Play" [London 2006, Broadway 2007] by Peter Morgan
London & New York performances directed by Michael Grandage and starring Michael Sheen & Frank Langella; Langella won Best Actor Tony Award, Drama Desk Award & Outer Critics Circle Award
Faber & Faber 7½x5 playscript pb [4/2007] for $11.20
Broadway play credits at IBDb • play entry at Wikipedia
Frost Nixon Original Watergate Interviews  "Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews" [May 1977]
88-minute TV special culled from 28 hours of in-person interviews. • Co-produced & hosted by Sir David Frost; directed by Jørn Winther; starring interviewee Richard Nixon
Liberation Ent. color DVD [12/2008] for $13.49
Universal Home Video VHS [1/96] 6 hours on 5 tapes - out of prodn/rare
full credits from IMDb
Frost/Nixon Complete Interviews on DVD  "Frost/Nixon: The Complete Interviews" [1996]
12 half-hour episodes directed by Jørn Winther, featuring David Frost & Richard Nixon
FilmRise digitally-remastered color DVD-R [8/2014] 2 disks for $24.99
Universal Studios Home Ent. color VHS [1/96] 5 tapes for $7.77
Behind the Scenes of the Frost/Nixon Interviews book by David Frost  "Frost/Nixon: Behind The Scenes of The Nixon Interviews" [2007]
by Sir David Frost, with Bob Zelnick

"the authoritative account of the only public trial that Nixon would ever have"
Harper Perennial 7¾x5¾ pb [10/2007] for $10.97
Macmillan 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2007] out of print/used
Conviction of Richard Nixon book by James Reston, Jr.  "The Conviction of Richard Nixon: The Untold Story of The Frost/Nixon Interviews" [2007] by James Reston, Jr.
Three Rivers Press 8x5¼ pb [5/2008] for $11.16
Harmony 8¼x5½ hardcover [6/2007] out of print/used

"When Elvis Met Nixon" short film [2009]
Written & directed by Dave Gostisha /tt1523371/

"The Most Dangerous Man In America:
Daniel Ellsberg and The Pentagon Papers"

[First Run Features Feb 2010]
Most Dangerous Man in America documentary film by Judith Ehrlich & Rick Goldsmith  Former Pentagon insider Daniel Ellsberg, armed only with his conscience, steadfast determination, and a file cabinet full of classified documents, decided to challenge the imperial Nixon Presidency, and subsequent events surrounding the so-called Pentagon Papers led directly to WaterGate and the downfall of President Nixon, and hastened the end of the Vietnam War; this 92-minute documentary features principals on both sides and declassified audiotapes of President Nixon and his inner circle of advisors • Co-produced, co-written & co-directed by Judith Ehrlich & Rick Goldsmith; Oscar nomination for Best Feature Documentary
First Run Features color DVD [2/2010?] for $22.49
full credits at IMDb • official movie site

"Elvis & Nixon" [Amazon Studios/Sony Pictures April 2016?]  
'Elvis & Nixon' 2016 comedy movie  Announced 10/2011: Comedy film about the December 1970 visit that rock star Elvis Presley paid to President Nixon at the White House. The meeting was initiated by Presley, who wrote Nixon a six-page letter requesting a visit and suggest-ing that Elvis be made a 'Federal Agent-at-Large' in the 'Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs'. To be directed by Cary Elwes {debut}; screenplay by Elwes, Joey Sagal & Hanala Sagal; Eric Bana will exec produce and portray Elvis Presley; actor Danny Huston in talks to portray Nixon • Film as released in 2016: directed by Liza Johnson; starring Michael Shannon {as Elvis}, Kevin Spacey {as Nixon}, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks, Evan Peters, Sky Ferreira, Tracy Letts, Tate Donovan, Ashley Benson, Dylan Penn, Ritchie Montgomery, Danny McCarthy, Ian Hoch, Jeff Caperton, Kamal Angelo Bolden, Geraldine Singer, Ahna O'Reilly
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 1/2016 official trailer [2:27] at YouTube

Writings of Richard Nixon
browse Richard M. Nixon Store at Amazon

Family, Friends & Co-Conspirators/font>
Richard Milhous Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California in 1913; he served as U.S. Congressman (Jan 1947 to Dec 1950),
U.S. Senator (Dec 1950 to Dec 1952), U.S. Vice President (Jan 1953 to Jan 1961), and President of the United States (January 1969 to
resignation on 9 August 1974); he died in New York City in 1994 at age 81.

First Lady Thelma 'Pat' Ryan Nixon [1912-93]

daughter Patricia 'Tricia' Nixon Cox [b. 1946]

daughter Julie Nixon Eisenhower [b. 1948]

Spiro Agnew [1918-96]
Charles Colson [1931-2012]
John W. Dean III [b. 1938]
Gerald Ford [1913-2006]
Alexander Haig [1924-2010]
Henry Kissinger [b. 1923]
Edwin M. Meese III [b. 1935]
Charles Gregory 'Bebe' Rebozo [1912-98]

list of principal participants in the WaterGate Scandal, 1972-74

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