Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Great Minds Salon Series #28 Presents

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Great Minds Salon Series #28 Presents

John Dean

With Moderator Jason Leopold

WHEN: Thursday, June 25th at 7:00PM

WHERE: The Siegal Garden
719 Maple Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Entertainment: Jazz Diva Chris Bennett and the Formidable Comic Genius Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway, Entourage)

Tickets: $25.00 $20.00 for PDLA Members

RSVP a must

Patriotic Potluck Dinner

Palm Springs, CA – Polimedia Publishing announces the reissue of John Dean’s definitive insider account of the Watergate scandal, Blind Ambition, with a powerful new Afterword. Dean appends his original bestseller with new revelations and details that answer the most persistent questions lingering since the original investigation. Readers will be astonished with the brutal honesty of Dean’s disclosures, which finally close the case on Watergate. The powerful new Afterword, an extended essay, explains with the insightful clarity why (and how) a bungled, conspicuously amateurish burglary at the Democratic National Committee unraveled a presidency, forcing Richard Nixon from office; he also provides definitive answers to outstanding historical questions which he is uniquely qualified to answer; and Dean alerts us all to the deceitful and growing efforts by Nixon apologists and those out to make a fast buck to rewrite this tragic chapter of American history by reinventing it.

The inside story of a President and his staff acting above the law in achieving their goals has timeless relevance. For the millions of Americans too young to remember Watergate, Blind Ambition is a vigorous introduction to the corrupting influence of governmental power. Those familiar with Watergate will find new information and correlations to recent events in American history. Dean’s perceptive new Afterword, when read with this now classic autobiographical work, truly closes the case on Watergate. Blind Ambition was on the NY Times Bestseller List for six months at its original publication. It is still considered the most conclusive and reliable chronicle of the scandal that undid a presidency

Out of print for more than two decades, Blind Ambition will be republished on June 17th 2009, the 37th anniversary of the infamous Watergate break-in; and, not coincidentally, it will be launched at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, CA, which is now operated by that National Archives and Records Administration. It will be John Dean’s first visit to the Nixon Library. Dean will tour extensively to promote the book through both media and personal appearances.

About John W. Dean:

Dean served as the Counsel to the President under Richard Nixon. Over the years, he has become one of the nation’s most respected political commentators and has written extensively on law, government and politics. Before becoming White House Counsel in July 1970 at age thirty-one, Dean was Chief Minority Counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives, the Associate Director of a law reform commission, and Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States. He served as Nixon's White House lawyer for a thousand days . The author of ten non-fictions works, Dean’s most recent NY Times best selling books include, Worse Than Watergate, Conservatives Without Conscience and Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches
About Jason Leopold

Jason Leopold is co-founder of The Public Record, and author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller, News Junkie, a memoir. Leopold was most recently senior editor for the online news magazine,

He has worked as the Los Angeles bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires and as a city editor and reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He is a two-time winner of a Project Censored award for his investigative work on Halliburton and Enron, and is featured in the 2005 and 2007 editions of Censored: The News that Didn’t Make the News.

In March 2008, he was awarded the Thomas Jefferson award by The Military Religious Freedom Foundation for a series of stories on the rise of Christian fundamentalism in the U.S. Military.

He has written over 2,000 stories on the California energy crisis and received the Dow Jones Journalist of the Year Award in 2001. Leopold also reported extensively on Enron’s downfall and was the first journalist to land an interview with former Enron President Jeffrey Skilling following Enron’s bankruptcy filing in December 2001. He was a consultant on the Enron documentary, “The Smartest Guys in the Room.” His reporting has been cited in more than forty books.

Leopold’s work has been published in The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, Salon, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Financial Times, Alternet, Z Magazine, Earth Island Journal, Homeland Security Today, and numerous other national and international publications. Leopold has interviewed on more than 200 radio stations discussing politics and the state of mainstream American journalism.

He appears weekly on KRXA radio in Monterey and is the U.S correspondent for 95bFM in Auckland, New Zealand. He has also appeared on CNBC and National Public Radio as an expert on energy policy and has also been the keynote speaker at more than two-dozen energy industry conferences around the country. He regularly is invited to speak to college students across the country about ethics in journalism and investigative reporting. He can be reached at


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