Author Joseph Rodota to share hidden history of iconic Watergate complex at National Press Club Headliners Book Event, Feb. 21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ On June 17, 1972 five men were arrested at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., igniting an investigation that would eventually lead to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and cementing the Watergate complex as one of DC's most iconic addresses. While nearly everyone is familiar with the scandal and the surviving "-gate" suffix, most people's knowledge of the landmark's mysterious history barely scratches the surface.

On Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m., Joseph Rodota, author of The Watergate: Inside America's Most Infamous Address, will take attendees on a deep dive into the Watergate's shadowy past and its most intriguing inhabitants at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event.

Rodota is the CEO of the political opposition research consulting firm Forward Observer, and has more than 30 years of experience working in some of the highest levels of politics. He served as a writer and communications manager in the Reagan White House and as a top campaign and government aide to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This event will feature a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members and $10 for the general public. To purchase tickets and copies of the book, please click here.

Books will also be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the non-profit affiliate of the Club, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, so we kindly ask that you leave all outside books and memorabilia at home.

Contact: Lindsay Underwood,, (202) 662-7561

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