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"It was like living on a volcano. Those of us who sought to keep the Government going had no idea when another eruption would start." This was Watergate, and in Part 2 of TIME'S excerpts from Years of Upheaval, Henry Kissinger describes how that "astonishing and shattering tale" unfolded. -Also in Part 2, the tale's dramatic denouement: the disintegration of an Administration and the fall of a President, and a moving account of two emotional meetings that Kissinger had with Nixon in the last hours before the resignation. -A compelling portrait of Richard Nixon, "a man whose nightmares had come true."

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