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Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation

ISBN13: 9780738201474
ISBN: 0738201472
Published: June 2000
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £17.99

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The inspiring career of the New England lawyer who became an American hero by insisting that not even the president was above the law. A great read, it will be even more timely when published in paperback.. By October 1973 special prosecutor Archibald Cox was tracing the Watergate cover-up to the Oval Office. President Nixon demanded that he stop.

In the Saturday Night Massacre two heads of the Justice Department quit before Nixon found a subordinate (Robert Bork) willing to fire Cox. Immediately public opinion swung against the president and turned Cox into a heroseemingly Washingtons last honest man.Coxs life was distinguished well before that Saturday night.

He had been a clerk for the legendary judge Learned Hand, a distinguished professor at Harvard Law School, and the Solicitor General, arguing many Supreme Court cases. He exemplified what we want lawyers to be. At its core Archibald Cox is the story of a Yankee who went to Washington but refused to leave his principles behind.

Prologue: The Impeachment Trial
* The Making Of A Lawyer
Billy Cox Harvard Learned Hand Pioneer in Labor Law
A Call from the White House A
Yankee Professor
* The Kennedy Years
Young Senator Kennedy
The Candidates Academic Adviser
Tensions in the 1960 Campaign
The Celestial General
The Landmark Cases
New President
Student Riots
* Watergate And Beyond
A Third-Rate Burglary?
The New Special Prosecutor
Opening Arguments
Battle for the Tapes
Showdown with the President
The Saturday Night Massacre
White House Mysteries
The Watergate Cleanup S
Epilogue: Home to New England