THE PRESIDENCY: The Loneliness of Richard Nixon

They check the tapes out of the locked and guarded room of the Executive Office Building next door to the White House. Then Stephen Bull, special assistant to the President, sorts them out by number and date, as designated in the subpoenas.

It is not all that easy to find the exact conversations that the prosecutors want. While the tape reels from the Oval Office have only one day's conversation or less on them, the reels from the President's hideaway in the E.O.B. may have as much as a week's conversation, depending on how frequently he secluded himself in...

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