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Dean, John W. (John Wesley) 1938-

Overview
Works: 140 works in 259 publications in 2 languages and 18,090 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives  Sources  History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Educational films  Internet videos  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: E860, 973.931
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John W Dean
Worse than Watergate : the secret presidency of George W. Bush by John W Dean ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book began as an admonition. Only ignornace or bliss, I figured at the time, could lead another president and the White House to make the same kind of mistakes we made during Nixon's presidency
Conservatives without conscience by John W Dean ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charges the Bush administration with using religious morality and propaganda-like tactics to promote big business interests and silence alternate perspectives at the expense of the nation's constitutional foundations
Warren G. Harding by John W Dean ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During his presidency, Warren G. Harding was beloved. His presidential campaign slogan, "Not heroics but healing, not nostrums but normalcy," gave voice to a public exhausted by World War I. Harding inherited a White House in disarray after President Woodrow Wilson's debilitating stroke. He promised the American people that, under his watch, life and governance would once again be manageable." "His first priority was to bolster the economy, which had spiraled into recession after the end of the war. Despite his pro-business record as a U.S. senator and successful newspaper publishers in his hometown of Marion, Ohio, Harding became a self-styled populist. While he signed legislation limiting the number of immigrants in a tight labor market, he made exceptions for hard-luck cases. He placed the executive branch on a sound business footing with a new Bureau of the Budget, which succeeded in cutting expenditures by $1 billion, and rejected the politically popular war bonuses for soldiers that would have depleted the federal Treasury, paving the way for the economic boom of the 1920s. Harding initiated a series of historic disarmament treaties that reduced American, British, and Japanese naval fleets and limited the use of poison gas. He even gained a reputation for personally answering his own correspondence; magazine profiles lauded his efficient and smart approach to the presidency. By the spring of 1923, the U.S. economy was recovering, and Harding decided to take a tour of the West. When he died unexpectedly during the trip, nine million Americans lined railroad tracks to witness the funeral train as it passed, with crowds often singing the president's favorite hymn." "Yet Harding's legacy was soon tarnished by scandals not of his making. It was the Teapot Dome affair - in which the interior secretary had opened national oil reserves to private companies in exchange for alleged bribes - that made his name synonymous with scandal. Sensational headlines, congressional hearings, and criminal proceedings continued for a decade. Harding's ruin was sealed when a dubious tell-all memoir claimed that the president had had an extra-marital affair and had fathered an illegitimate daughter." "In this biography, John W. Dean - no stranger to presidential controversy himself - gives us a portrait of a man who succeeded in reestablishing order in the nation, struggled to keep order in his own administration, and literally gave his life to the presidency."--BOOK JACKET
Broken government : how Republican rule destroyed the legislative, executive, and judicial branches by John W Dean ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former White House counsel John Dean has become one of the most trenchant and respected commentators on the current state of American politics. Here he takes the broadest and deepest view yet of the dysfunctional chaos and institutional damage that the Republican Party and its core conservatives have inflicted on the federal government. He assesses the state of all three branches of government, tracing their decline through the presidencies of Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II. Unlike most political commentary, which is concerned with policy, Dean looks instead at process--making the case that the 2008 presidential race must confront these fundamental problems as well.--From publisher description
The Rehnquist choice : the untold story of the Nixon appointment that redefined the Supreme Court by John W Dean ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former White House Counsel John Dean describes the process by which the Nixon Administration settled on William Rehnquist as their nominee for a seat on the Supreme Court in 1971
Pure Goldwater by Barry M Goldwater ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barry Goldwater was a defining figure in mid-20th-century American public life, a firebrand politician associated with an optimistic brand of conservatism. In an era in which American conservatism has lost its way, his legacy is more important than ever. For over 50 years, in those moments when he was away from the political fray, Senator Goldwater kept a private journal, recording his reflections on a rich political and personal life. Here bestselling author John Dean combines analysis with Goldwater's own words. With unprecedented access to his correspondence, interviews, and behind-the-scenes conversations, Dean sheds new light on this political figure. From the late Senator's honest thoughts on Richard Nixon to his growing discomfort with the rise of the extreme right, this book offers a revelatory look at an American icon--and reminds us of a more hopeful alternative to the dispiriting political landscape of today.--From publisher description
Watergate by Kevin Hillstrom ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Examines the Watergate affair and its impact on American life and society. Features include narrative overview, biographical profiles, primary source documents, detailed chronology, and annotated sources for further study."--Provided by publisher
Conservatives without conscience by John W Dean ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charges the Bush administration with using religious morality and propaganda-like tactics to promote big business interests and silence alternate perspectives at the expense of the nation's constitutional foundations
Broken government [how Republican rule destroyed the legislative, executive, and judicial branches] by John W Dean ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a critical assessment of the Republican Party and its core conservatives, assessing a decline in all three government branches since the presidency of Nixon while making a case for the next administration's responsibility in correcting key problems
Worse than Watergate [the secret presidency of George W. Bush] by John W Dean ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unabridged
The Rehnquist choice the untold story of the Nixon appointment that redefined the Supreme Court by John W Dean ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dean's tale contains information about William Rehnquist and his nomination to fill an associate justice seat on the Supreme Court. Uses newly released White House tapes, and documents that have not been seen before
Blind ambition : the White House years by John W Dean ( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dean's dramatic account of his years in the White House during the Nixon administration
Pure Goldwater by Barry M Goldwater ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of conservative politicican Barry Goldwater that draws on his own words
The Truth about lies ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines how deception has influenced major events of the recent past and how self-deception shapes our personal lives and the public mind. Investigates reasons why deception is used and recounts historical events to illustrate the consequences. Focuses on the Bay of Pigs, the war in Vietnam, Watergate, and the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger
Watergate ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the Watergate Affair continued to unfold the White House appointed a new special prosecutor, Leon Jaworski, thinking he would be less troublesome than Cox, but he extracted from the White House evidence so incriminating that even the most conservative members of Congress abandoned the president. Film concludes with a threat of impeachment and Nixon's resignation
Watergate: John Dean testimony at Senate Watergate hearings by John W Dean ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Dean is questioned by Senators Howard Baker and Herman Talmadge about the White House cover-up with Senator Baker trying to clarify for the Senate Select Committee how much President Nixon knew about Watergate and when he received the information
Watergate ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As Nixon began his second term in office the Watergate burglars, about to be sentenced, began to demand money to buy their silence. John Dean was targeted to take the fall but refused and agreed to co-operate with the prosecution. Then Alexander Butterfield revealed the tapings in the Oval Office indicating a new body of evidence was available
Watergate ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary series on the Watergate Affair begins in 1970 when the expansion of the Vietnam War ignited such massive protests that Nixon began to fear he would lose the next election. His response was to order intelligence agency operations to deliver proof of subversion. A secret police force began to operate out of the White House. This segment ends as five burglars are arrested for breaking into Democratic Party headquarters located in the Watergate building
Pure Goldwater by Barry M Goldwater ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles the life and political career of Senator Barry Goldwater, drawing on his private journals, correspondence, and interviews to shed new light on the man, the politician, and his place in the American political landscape
 
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Alternative Names
Dean, John
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Dean, John W.
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Dean, John Wesley
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English (145)
Portuguese (1)
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