Watergate's Forgotten Hero: Frank Wills, Night Watchman

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McFarland and Company, Inc.
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5.9 X 8.8 X 0.5 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author
Adam Henig's writings have appeared Time, Tampa Bay Times, Washington Independent Review of Books, BlackPast, San Francisco Book Review and History News Network.
"Adam Henig, through his exhaustive research, gives Wills his dignity and honor back."--Don Rhodes, columnist, The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle
"In the plethora of works on the 1970s and the Watergate scandal, Frank Wills is often only mentioned in passing (and even then, rarely named) or relegated to obscurity in footnotes. Yet, as the 24-year-old security guard who first discovered evidence of a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate Office Building in Washington, D.C., Wills played a singular role in the unraveling of America's biggest political scandal. In this absorbing biography, Henig offers the first serious and systematic examination of Watergate through the lens of Wills. ...this book convincingly portrays the Watergate figure as a 20th-century hero. ...this is a powerful, tragic biography of a man who, in the words of Bob Woodward, was 'the only one in Watergate who did his job perfectly.' A remarkably well-researched and definitive account of an unheralded American hero."--Kirkus Reviews
"It takes generosity of spirit, and often the talents of a fine detective, to find poetry in the life of a common man. Adam Henig has those qualities, and the tale he tells of the life of Frank Wills is both tragic, and illuminating, in his capable hands."--John A. Farrell, author of Richard Nixon: The Life
"Absorbing...compelling biography."--Herb Boyd, author of Baldwin's Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin
"Adam Henig provides a sensitive look into the life of a unique character in the Watergate scandal."--Joseph Rodota, author of The Watergate: Inside America's Most Infamous Address
"A moving exposition."--Carol McCabe Booker, contributor, Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement