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THE COMPANY by JOHN EHRLICHMAN 313 pages. Simon & Schuster. $8.95.

"Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth—to see it like it is, and tell it like it is—to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth. "

—Richard Nixon, accepting the

G.O.P. presidential nomination in 1968

As nearly everyone in the U.S. knows, John Ehrlichman was one of President Nixon's chief aides. Since Watergate he has avoided jail (without benefit of pardon), settled in New Mexico, and is still appealing convictions on charges that range from...

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