John Mitchell and Watergate . . . . 26
Why did it all happen, the break-in and the cover up? And who engineered it? In this fine biography of John Mitchell, attorney general from 1969 - 1972, James Rosen provides some of the needed predicates, suggests others, and in the process gives us a strong and sensitive portrait of a man admired by both friends and antagonists for his loyalty and steadfastness.