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The Conviction of Richard Nixon: The Untold Story of the Frost/Nixon Interviews The Watergate scandal began with a breakin at the office of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel on June and ended when President Gerald Ford granted Richard M Nixon a pardon on September one month after Nixon resigned from office in disgrace Effectively removed from the reach of prosecutors, Nixon returned to California, uncontrite and unconvicted, convinced that time would exonerate him of any wrongdoing and certain that history would remember his great accomplishments—the opening of China and the winding down of the Vietnam War—and forget his “mistake,” the “pipsqueak thing” called WatergateIn , three years after his resignation, Nixon agreed to a series of interviews with television personality David Frost Conducted over twelve days, they resulted in twentyeight hours of taped material, which were aired on primetime television and watched by thanmillion people worldwide Nixon, a skilled lawyer by training, was paid $ million for the interviews, confident that this exposure would launch him back into public life Instead, they sealed his fate as a political pariahJames Reston, Jr was David Frost’s Watergate advisor for the interiews, and The Conviction of Richard Nixon is his intimate, behindthescenes account of his involvement Originally written inand published now for the first time, this book helped inspire Peter Morgan’s hit play FrostNixon Reston doggedly researched the voluminous Watergate record and worked closely with Frost to develop the interrogation strategy Even at the time, Reston recognized the historical importance of the FrostNixon interviews; they would result either in Nixon’s de facto conviction and vindication for the American people, or in his exoneration and public rehabilitation in the hands of a lightweight Focused, driven, and committed to exposing the truth, Reston worked tirelessly to arm Frost with the information he needed to force Nixon to admit his culpability In The Conviction of Richard Nixon, Reston provides a fascinating, flyonthewall account of his involvement in the Nixon interviews as David Frost’s Watergate adviser Written inimmediately following these celebrated television interviews and published now for the first time, The Conviction of Richard Nixon explains how a British journalist of waning consequence drove the famously wily and formidable Richard Nixon to say, in an apparent personal epiphany, “I have impeached myself”From the Hardcover edition

About the Author: James Reston Jr.

James Reston Jr (born 1941, New York City) is an American author and journalist His father was the American journalist James Reston.Reston was raised in Washington, D.C He earned his BA in philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) while on a Morehead Scholarship At UNC, he was an All South soccer player, and retains the single game scoring record for the university (5

10 thoughts on “The Conviction of Richard Nixon: The Untold Story of the Frost/Nixon Interviews

  1. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    A book about an interview about something much more exciting than an interview does not make for a terribly good read.

    In The Conviction of Richard Nixon James Reston Jr. details his involvement in English television personality/journalistic David Frost's attempts to wrench truths and admissions out of former President Nixon in a grueling 20 hour interview.

    The lead up to what everyone wants to

  2. James James says:

    If you're looking for objectivity, you won't find it here. If you saw Frost/Nixon (the play or the movie), then you might enjoy this book about how the interviews were conducted. Reston was a character in the play, and in these pages he shows how close the character was to the man. Reston despised Nixon, and wanted the Frost interviews to be a hit piece.

    There is little new information here. One gets the fe

  3. Ellen Ellen says:

    This was written 30 years ago but only recently published, and the fervor and emotion of the time is still very apparent. It wasn't as good as I'd hoped, but it was an interesting peek into Nixon post-resignation and into the mindset of the people who were still very personally angered by Watergate.

  4. Colleen Colleen says:

    This is the story behind the remarkable Frost/Nixon interviews. It is INSANE what went down, I can't even believe half of the injustices caused by this craptastic administration. However, this book is an excellent read on Nixon's character - a smart and strange man who was no fool, but definitely was a crook. He was shady, crafty... and a complicated weirdo.

    ...Nixon appeared in the kitchen doorway. David was fr

  5. Chris Chris says:

    I was a little disappointed in this book. I picked it up after reading Nixon: A Life. It has a very biased view, which was not expected. It however did five good insight into the Frost/Nixon interviews. This is a good primer for the movie. It is a short book that can easily be completed in a couple of days.

  6. susan moore susan moore says:

    A pretty fast read, but then, I remember much of what happened. At first, I thought it would be mostly revenge seeking pointed fingers, but it was more thoughtful and more deliberate. I really enjoyed reading about the task these reporters/writers faced and its final outcome.

  7. John Hood John Hood says:

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  8. Sam Motes Sam Motes says:

    The final stages of Nixon’s downfall on prime TV. Frost setup a dream team and offered Nixon the financial incentive to take part in the interviews. Nixon saw it as a chance to redeem himself in the eyes of the public and probably thought he was bigger than life but he was dismantled over the days of the interviews. Reston’s memoir of the event is a very interesting read on politics, negotiations, ethics, and hubris just to na

  9. Jeremy Jeremy says:

    The breaking of Richard Nixon was indeed a pleasure to me... This quote best summarizes Reston's attitude throughout the book as he chronicles the behind-the-scenes story of the Frost/Nixon interviews. It's clear that Reston is more concerned with his own personal vendetta, calling it a quest for justice. But instead of justice, it's clear Reston only wanted to see Nixon burn throughout the interviews that he bills as the conviction

  10. Hugo Torres Hugo Torres says:

    Jon Stewart has made the argument in the past that he shares a legacy of satirist who over the years have had the unique position to ask the question that others can't.

    This is the thought that continued to creep up time and time again while I read this marvelous tale of an event that I knew hardly about but that meant so much to the American people in a time when answers were scarce from their former Commander and Chief.<

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