From the dust jacket: "Since his years as White House Counsel and Assistant to the President, John Ehrlichman...has written the definitive insider's account of the Nixon Presidency-the frankest, most outspoken disclosure of the events which began with Nixon's electoral triumph and ended in Watergate...
Ehrlichman tells us the intimate human details of the triumphs and tragedies of the Nixon years-the Supreme Court nominations, the aborted firing of J. Edgar Hoover, the tension between Spiro Agnew and Richard Nixon and the effect of Nixon's rise to power on his wife, his daughters and his brother...
Ehrlichman describes the big events-Kissinger's real role in Paris peace talks...-and the trivial (Nixon's struggle to get more tickets to his own inauguration).
The cast of characters includes:
*Henry Kissinger-who had a spy on his own staff
*Al Haig-who jumped from colonel to four-star general almost overnight
*Bebe Rebozo-who refused to help Nixon get rid of his wife's best friend
*Bob Haldeman-who blew the whistle on Nixon's part in the 1971 break-in
*Tricia Nixon-who thought the President's Ambassador was making a pass at her
*Pat Nixon-who was overwhelmed by the White House and its demands on her."