Worlds largest private collection of Watergate and Nixon era materials

Correcting the Historic Record


Bob Woodward’s Secret. Shouldn’t He Have Disclosed It?

“Woodward's lack of disclosure calls into question every story he has ever pitched, edited or written.”

By Ray Locker and Len Colodny for The History News Network

On January 12, 1974, the nation's hottest young reporting duo had a story on the front page of the Washington Post that had tremendous national security and political ramifications: the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was receiving secrets stolen from the White House

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein had the story, based on Woodward’s sources. It came at a difficult time for the White House, as President Nixon was spiraling toward resignation.


"The Colodny Collection's" New Home at Texas A & M University

Author Len Colodny’s collection of research materials for his two books, “Silent Coup” and “The Forty Years War”, are now at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, in the care of nationally known scholar, Dr. Luke Nichter, PhD. Dr. Nichter has recently published "The Nixon Tapes”, co-authored with historian, Douglas Brinkley.

The Collection (see attached) was packed on a large truck and van and very carefully transported to Texas from Tampa on September 17th 2014 shepherded by Dr. Jerry Jones, Ph.D. the school’s Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Brian Robertson, a Ph.D., historian and visiting assistant professor working with Nichter

As we move toward the republication of "Silent Coup" in June, we will be making a number of changes and additions to the web site.

Letter From the President of Texas A & M University Central-Texas to Len Colodny.



Alexander Haig, White House Chief of Staff, May 4, 1973. (UPI/Bettmann)

"Deep Throat" Used to Hide Haig: "Deliberate Erasures" on White House Tape

Who was the one source who believed that an effort might be under way to destroy evidence? Later, in "All the President's Men", the authors of the article revealed that it was Deep Throat. Sometime in the first week of November 1973, Woodward initiated a meeting with his source in the underground garage, and received startling information: "Deep Throat's message was short and simple: One or more of the tapes contained deliberate erasures."


Forty Years War Book

"The Forty Years War" Introduces Fritz G.A. Kraemer

The Forty Years War” introduces you to the most important foreign policy thinker you never heard of: Fritz G.A. Kraemer. Kraemer is the father of the "provocative weakness theory," more popularly called by Neocons as "peace through strength." Kraemer believed that power came from military strength and that any sign of weakening military resolve invited trouble from our rivals. President Ronald Reagan first adopted Kraemer's theory in 1981, and it has been a force ever since.

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Bob Woodward (U.S. Naval Institute)

The Woodward-Haig Connection

Bob Woodward lied to conceal his early ties to General Alexander Haig. In 1969 and 1970, Navy Lt. Bob Woodward manned the Pentagon's secret communications room, which transmitted messages around the world, including the back channel communications for Henry Kissinger and President Richard Nixon. In that duty, Woodward often delivered messages from the worlds top leaders to Gen. Alexander Haig, Kissinger's deputy at the National Security Council.


"Silent Coup, The Removal of a President"

This is the true story of betrayal at the nation's highest level. Unfolding with the suspenseful pace of a le Carre spy thriller, it reveals the personal motives and secret political goals that combined to cause the Watergate break-in and destroy Richard Nixon.

Investigator Len Colodny and journalist Robert Gettlin relentlessly pursued the people who brought down the president. Their revelations shocked the world and forever changed our understanding of politics, of journalism, and of Washington behind closed doors.

Dismantling decades of lies, SILENT COUP tells the truth

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