The vast majority of primary source material in this book which is not available on the public record was obtained from interviews with public figures, most of them officials of the administration. These include some fifty conducted especially for this book, and hundreds of other interviews which were a routine part of the daily reporting for our column. Since all of these interviews were conducted on a confidential basis, any listing of complete source notes for the information in this book not contained in the public record would comprise a tedious series of interviews with anonymous sources. It goes without saying, then, that the following list of secondary sources by no means represents a comprehensive listing of sources.
11."I've always thought" -- Theodore H. White, The Making of the President 1968 ( New York: Atheneum, 1969), p. 147..
15."this fellow Moynihan" -- ibid., p. 146.
30."one of the best political craftsmen" -- Richard M. Nixon, Six Crises ( New York: Pocket Books, 1962), p. 347.
31.The 1966 difficulties between Nixon and Bliss are taken in part from Jules Witcover, The Resurrection of Richard Nixon ( New York: Putnam's Sons, 1970), pp. 167-169.
136."I had been one of the most"- Nixon, op.cit., p. 391.
148."The trouble was" -- Leon Panetta and Peter Gall, Bring Us Together ( New York: Lippincott, 1971), p. 76.
152.The Baker-Brock pressure on HEW -- ibid., p. 114.
154-55. The account of the August 23 meetings -- ibid., p. 258.
157."The South, the South" -- ibid., p. 111.