J. Anthony Lukas

J. Anthony Lukas won two Pulitzer Prizes for writing about social upheavals of the 1960s and ’70s. He died in 1997.

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Nightmare · The Underside of the Nixon Years
By J. Anthony Lukas · Foreword by Joan Hoff

In July 1973, for the first time in its history, the New York Times Magazine devoted a full issue to a single article: Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist J. Anthony Lukas’s account of the Watergate story to date. Six months later, a second installment ran in another full issue. Later the Times asked him to write a third issue, on the impeachment, which never appeared because of Nixon’s intervening resignation.

“That the facts about Watergate are now as straight as they are, in spite of all official attempts to conceal them, is a tribute to Lukas's skill as a reporter and more broadly to the journalistic tradition he represents.”

Christopher Lasch, New York Times Book Review