A book about political treason.
I've had the paperback edition of John Dean's book for a bazillion years, started it several times, never got very far. Then it showed up as Kindle bargain -- either free or 99 cents or something, so I grabbed it with the intention of reading bits and pieces when I had the chance. I take the Kindle with me when I run errands because I never know when I'll get stuck in a line.
I had such a line at the post office a week or so before Christmas. I always use the self-service kiosk when I can, and that particular day there were three people ahead of me, none of whom had ever used the kiosk. By the time they had finished and it was my turn, I was completely engrossed in Blind Ambition.
The events were fairly familiar. The rise and fall of Richard Nixon occurred during my adult lifetime, so there were no real surprises here. But I have to say I found Dean's writing much more engaging than Woodward and Bernstein in All the President's Men, which I'm reading more or less concurrently. As one of the actual participants in the Watergate cover-up, Dean doesn't spare himself, and certainly isn't particular kind to most of the others in the Nixon White House.
For inside background information on Watergate, Dean's account is probably one of the best and earliest. Very much recommended.