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Book Talk—The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address

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Join DOCOMOMO and the Historic Resources Committee inside the Paul Rudolph designed sanctuary of First Church Boston for an evening with author Joseph Rodota. The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address tells the story of the midcentury masterpiece that became synonymous with scandal, featuring a remarkable cast of characters, from Monica Lewinsky and Senator Bob Dole to Martha Mitchell and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Learn about the architect and developers behind this iconic building, which the Washington Post once called “a glittering Potomac Titanic”—and how it caused heartburn at the highest levels in the Kennedy White House.

Joseph Rodota is a writer and consultant who divides his time between California and Washington, DC. He is the author of CHESSMAN, a play about the final days of Caryl Chessman, the “Red Light Bandit,” as seen through the eyes of Governor Pat Brown and his family and has written columns under his own byline for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, and other publications.

Following Joe’s remarks, a reception with light refreshments will take place, and books will be available for purchase.


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