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January 3, 2009

Books for 2009

Here’s some of the books I’m reading, and will post about, in the early weeks of 1999:

U.S. Vs. Them by J. Peter Scoblic (already being processed and included, largely in the US International Relations project);

Angler by Barton Gellman (another Cheney bio, probably will add to the two Iraq projects, the 9/11 project, the Propaganda project, and the International Relations project);

Torture Team by Phillipe Sands (mostly info for the Prisoner Abuse and Civil Liberties projects).

One of these days, I’d like to work on John Dean’s Watergate biography, Blind Ambition, but updating and extending the Watergate project isn’t one of my main priorities right now.

What are you reading this year?

October 9, 2008

Wallace on the Watergate Timeline

The other day I received a long and thoughtful e-mail from “Wallace,” who describes himself as a history teacher and JFK assassination researcher who has worked both for the House Select Committee on Assassinations and for the Assassinations Records Review Board. He’s given me permission to post a slightly revised version of the e-mail on the blog. I’ve condensed some of the original post, reorganized it a bit, and removed all personal information. Your responses and thoughts are more than welcome. For the record, I agree with about half of what he writes, but we do not restrict ourselves to merely one “approved” point of view. Wallace’s post is below the fold.

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