THE NIXON YEARS REVISITED

Ehrlichman recalls tippling, racism and Kissinger's complaints

John Ehrlichman once asked Richard Nixon to cut back on his drinking. That was easy compared with what Nixon asked Ehrlichman to do: persuade Henry Kissinger to see a psychiatrist.

Domestic and political oddities abounded in the Nixon White House, at least as recalled by Ehrlichman, 56, in his third book, Witness to Power. The catty memoir will not be in bookstores until next month, but newsworthy tidbits began surfacing last week after the publisher, Simon & Schuster, sent advance galley proofs to 22 friends and journalists...

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