WATERGATE: Watergate Library, Vol. I

by THE LONDON SUNDAY TIMES TEAM; LEWIS CHESTER, CAL McCRYSTAL, STEPHEN ARIS and WILLIAM SHAWCROSS

280 pages. Ballantine. $6.95.

(Paperback 267 pages. $1.50.)

Can Watergate be out as a book already? It can. And against all odds, most of this book is a solid, fast-moving, highly professional job. The four young British journalists who produced it at such breathtaking speed have a refreshingly foreign perspective that often cuts through the confusions to the core of the complicated affair. Their judgments are hard, yet not unexpected. Richard Nixon, they write, is a "not very brainy...

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