Opened in 1965, the Watergate became synonymous with political malfeasance in 1972, when Nixon supporters burglarized the Democratic National Committee then headquartered there. While the complex has lent its “-gate” to many subsequent scandals, it has continued to be a choice address for D.C. movers and shakers. In this lively biography of the building The Washington Post once compared to the Titanic, Rodota, a political consultant and former writer and communications manager in the Reagan White House, profiles many of the Watergate’s residents and visitors. Following the activities of a cast that includes Anna Chennault and Tommy Corcoran, Martha and John Mitchell, Elizabeth and Bob Dole, Monica Lewinsky and her mother, and Condoleezza Rice and her piano, Rodota gives an entertaining and unconventional view of recent American politics.
Joseph Rodota - The Watergate: Inside America's Most Infamous Address — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
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