Woodward's book is based on 40 hours of interviews and paperwork Alexander Butterfield, an ex-Air Force colonel, sneaked out of the White House
In many ways, his life was an enactment of the American Dream
Alexander Butterfield’s journey to the heart of political darkness began one November day in 1968, when he learned that his old UCLA college chum H R “Bob” Haldeman was running the transition team of president-elect Richard Nixon.
A familiar story of Lennon's post-Beatles years – with some fascinating new detail
Out of America: The GOP is finally acknowledging that it has to detoxify if it's to have any hope of regaining the White House
A week after he became the laughing stock of the internet with his so-called “water lunge”, Florida Senator Marco Rubio has proved he has a characteristic crucial to any politician: the ability to bounce back.
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Walt Zeboski, who died on 12 November aged 83, was a photographer for the Associated Press who chronicled Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign and a succession of California governors.
A new lead into the disappearance of the union boss could solve one of America's greatest mysteries
On 8 August 1974, Richard Nixon became the first US president in history to resign, following the Watergate scandal.
On Saturday The Independent is giving away a free DVD of 'The Machinist', starring Christian Bale. It's a stark, disturbing tale of a man who hasn't slept for a year, and charts his seeming descent into madness - or is he trying to ruin his life for no good reason?
Literary writers look down on crime novelists like me, says Ian Rankin