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Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon: Even creepier than you thought

Richard Nixon: Even creepier than you thought

Author and investigative reporter Bob Woodward likes to call the Watergate saga "the gift that keeps on giving," and it certainly has been that for him.

His 18th nonfiction book, "The Last of the President's Men," tells the story of Alexander Butterfield, the Nixon insider who revealed the existence of the automatic voice recording system in the White House that brought about the first presidential resignation in the nation's history.

In classic Woodward style, the author personally charmed and schmoozed his way into Mr. Butterfield's confidence and trust and got his story, along with a treasure trove of official documents that leaves no doubt of its...