The Watergate

Joseph Rodota’s THE WATERGATE, to be published in 2018 by William Morrow, tells the story of this iconic building and its most famous residents over the span of more than 50 years. The Watergate was the first mixed-use development in Washington. It called itself “a city within a city” and changed the face of urban living by offering residents a wide array of amenities -- from a barber shop and beauty salon to a wine shop and grocery store, all on the premises. And it offered an unprecedented level of security – 14 cameras in one building alone. But after the break-in that took place in the early hours of June 17, 1972, the Watergate – and American politics – would never be the same.