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Arts and Sciences
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Henry and Clara
Dewey Defeats Truman
Two Moons
Fellow Travelers


Edmund Blunden
A Book of One’s Own
Stolen Words
Rockets and Rodeos
In Fact
Mrs. Paine’s Garage
Yours Ever

This is a work of fiction. Names
and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons
living or dead
or locales is entirely coincidental

Copyright © 2012 by Thomas Mallon

All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, and in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto.

Pantheon Books and colophon are registered trademarks of Random House, Inc.

Portions of this work were previously published in somewhat different form in
The American Scholar
Five Points

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Mallon, Thomas, [date]
Watergate / Thomas Mallon.
p. cm.
eISBN: 978-0-307-90708-0
1. Watergate Affair, 1972–1974—Fiction. 2. Journalists—Fiction.
3. Washington (D.C.)—Fiction. 4. Political fiction. I. Title.
PS3563.A43157W38 2012    813’.54—dc22    2011017393

Jacket design by the Office of Paul Sahre



The Players

Marje Acker: assistant secretary to Rose Mary Woods

Spiro T. Agnew: thirty-ninth vice president of the United States

Carl Albert: speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Joseph Alsop: syndicated newspaper columnist

Stewart Alsop: syndicated newspaper columnist

Susan Mary Alsop: wife of Joseph Alsop

Jack Anderson: syndicated newspaper columnist

Anne Armstrong: counselor to the president

Alfred C. Baldwin: monitor of illegal phone wiretaps at Democratic National Committee

Bernard Barker: former CIA operative; White House “plumber”; Watergate burglar

Carl Bernstein: reporter,
The Washington Post

William O. Bittman: attorney for E. Howard Hunt

Joan Braden: Washington hostess; wife of Tom Braden

Tom Braden: author and journalist

Ben Bradlee: executive editor,
The Washington Post

Edward Brooke: U.S. senator (R-MA)

Patrick Buchanan: White House adviser and speechwriter

William F. Buckley, Jr.: conservative author and commentator; editor of
National Review

J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.: special White House counsel for Watergate matters

Art Buchwald: newspaper columnist and humorist

Steve Bull: special assistant to the president

George H. W. Bush: U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; chairman, Republican National Committee

Don Carnevale: vice president, Harry Winston, Inc.

Rene Carpenter: television personality, former wife of astronaut Scott Carpenter

Dwight Chapin: deputy assistant to the president

Anna Chennault: widow of Lieut. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault

Charles Colson: special counsel to the president

John B. Connally: former governor of Texas and secretary of the treasury; head of “Democrats for Nixon”

Archibald Cox: Watergate special prosecutor, department of justice

Edward Cox: son-in-law of President and Mrs. Nixon

Tricia Nixon Cox: daughter of President and Mrs. Nixon

Richard Darman: aide to Elliot Richardson

Samuel Dash: majority counsel, Senate Watergate Committee

John W. Dean III: White House counsel

Thomas Eagleton: U.S. senator (D-MO); Democratic nominee (briefly) for vice president

James O. Eastland: chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee (D-MS)

David Eisenhower: grandson of President Dwight Eisenhower; son-in-law of President and Mrs. Nixon

Julie Nixon Eisenhower: daughter of President and Mrs. Nixon

Daniel Ellsberg: United States military analyst and antiwar activist; charged in theft of the “Pentagon Papers”

John Ehrlichman: assistant to the president for domestic affairs

Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.: U.S. senator (D-NC); chairman, Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities

Lewis Fielding: psychiatrist to Daniel Ellsberg

Betty Ford: wife of Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford: fortieth vice president of the U.S.; thirty-eighth president

Frank Gannon: White House aide

“Tom Garahan”: retired trust-and-estates lawyer

Leonard Garment: special consultant to the president; White House counsel

Katharine Graham: publisher of
The Washington Post

Robert Gray: public relations executive; frequent escort of Rose Mary Woods

Edward Gurney: member, Senate Watergate Committee (R-FL)

Alexander Haig: deputy national security adviser; White House chief of staff (from May 1973)

H. R. Haldeman: White House chief of staff, January 1969–April 1973

Bryce Harlow: counselor to the president

Hubert H. Humphrey: U.S. senator (D-MN); former vice president

Dorothy Hunt: wife of E. Howard Hunt

E. Howard Hunt, consultant to the White House

Leon Jaworski: Watergate special prosecutor, Department of Justice

Lady Bird Johnson: former First Lady of the United States

Lyndon B. Johnson: thirty-sixth president of the United States

Herbert W. Kalmbach: personal attorney of Richard Nixon

Edward M. Kennedy: U.S. senator (D-MA)

Ethel Kennedy: widow of Senator Robert F. Kennedy

Henry Kissinger: national security adviser; secretary of state (from September 1973)

“Clarine Lander”: staff member, Democratic National Committee

Fred LaRue: deputy director, Committee for the Re-Election of the President (CRP)

Ike Parsons LaRue: deceased father of Fred LaRue

G. Gordon Liddy: finance counsel, CRP

Alice Roosevelt Longworth: daughter of Theodore Roosevelt; widow of House Speaker Nicholas Longworth

Dr. William Lukash: White House physician

Clark MacGregor: former U.S. congressman (R-MN); chairman, CRP

Robert Mardian: former assistant attorney general

James W. McCord, Jr.: security director, CRP

George S. McGovern: U.S. senator (D-SD); Democratic nominee for president

Janie McLaughlin: housekeeper for Alice Roosevelt Longworth

John Mitchell: former attorney general; director, CRP

Martha Mitchell: wife of John Mitchell

Gail Magruder: wife of Jeb Stuart Magruder

Jeb Stuart Magruder: deputy director, CRP

Pat Nixon: first lady of the United States

Richard Nixon: thirty-seventh president of the United States

Lawrence F. O’Brien: Chairman, Democratic National Committee

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: former first lady of the United States

“Billy Pope”: political aide to Senator James O. Eastland

Charles “Bebe” Rebozo: businessman, friend of Richard Nixon

Charles Rhyne: attorney for Rose Mary Woods

Elliot Richardson: secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; secretary of defense; attorney general

Nelson Rockefeller: governor of New York

William P. Rogers: secretary of state (January 1969–September 1973)

Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt, Jr.: grandson of Theodore Roosevelt; former political action officer, CIA

Manolo Sanchez: valet to Richard Nixon

Diane Sawyer: White House aide

James St. Clair: attorney for Richard Nixon

Earl Silbert: U. S. attorney, District of Columbia

Hugh Sloan: treasurer, CRP

Taft Schreiber: vice president, Music Corporation of America

R. Sargent Shriver: Democratic nominee for vice president

George Shultz: secretary of the treasury

John J. Sirica: chief judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia

John C. Stennis: U.S. senator (D-MS)

Frank Sturgis: Watergate burglar

Joanna Sturm: granddaughter of Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Dr. Walter Tkach: White House physician

Anthony “Tony” Ulasewicz: former New York City police officer; White House private detective

Jack Valenti: former aide to Lyndon Johnson; president, Motion Picture Association of America

Theodore H. White: author and journalist

Charles Wiggins: U.S. congressman (R-CA)

Edward Bennett Williams: attorney for the Democratic National Committee and
The Washington Post

Rose Mary Woods: personal secretary and executive assistant to the president

Bob Woodward: reporter,
The Washington Post

Robert F. Woodward: American diplomat; former U.S. ambassador to Uruguay

Charles Alan Wright: constitutional scholar; attorney for Richard Nixon

Ron Ziegler: White House press secretary

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