Nixon biographer live-tweets Watergate-era tapes

"In the end people will look back and say, by God, they had guts," Nixon reportedly said

Published August 21, 2013 8:36PM (EDT)

John Aloysius Farrell, a biographer of Tip O'Neill and Clarence Darrow who is currently working on a book about Richard Nixon, listened in to the last of his White House tapes -- taken during the Watergate Era and released by Nixon's presidential library on Wednesday. Farrell live-tweeted some choice snippets, and here are the highlights:

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By Jillian Rayfield

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