The story of President Richard Nixon and those who fought against him comes to life in this insightful and accessible book.
The Watergate scandal created one of the greatest constitutional crises in American history. When the House Judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon and the Supreme Court ruled that he had to turn over to Congress the tapes that proved the claims against him, he realized his support in the Senate had collapsed. He resigned rather than face almost certain conviction on abuse of power and obstruction of justice.
We know the villain’s story well, but what about the heroes? When the country’s own leader turned his back on the Constitution, who was there to defend it?
Conspiracy is about the reporters, prosecutors, judges, justices, members of Congress, and members of the public who supported and defended the Constitution when it needed it most.
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“What can American citizens do about a president who thinks he’s above the rule of law? A lot, actually, as Pearson shows in this skillful and meticulous telling of the Watergate drama.”—Steve Sheinkin, National Book Award finalist & Newbery Honor author of Bomb and Most Dangerous
“Pearson agilely walks the line between textbook history and popular true crime…” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Smooth, clear writing makes this an appealing and accessible read. A cautionary episode from a half-century ago that ends up sounding eerily relevant.” — Kirkus Reviews