Nation: Hearts and Flowers from John Dean

It had been an extraordinary physical and emotional ordeal for John Dean. Most evenings after the hearings, he and his two attorneys, Robert McCandless and Charles Shaffer, retreated to Dean's town house in Alexandria, Va. There, Maureen, his brittlely attractive wife who sat somewhat tensely behind Dean in the hearing room, prepared hamburgers. Then Dean and the lawyers went over the day's testimony and watched evening newscasts but not reruns of the day's performance. After a hot bath and a rubdown by "Mo," Dean would get to sleep by 11:30 p.m. Despite the...

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