If you’ve bought the print version of the late chief of staff’s journals, you’re getting only half the story. The unabridged CD-ROM of The Haldeman Diaries: Inside the Nixon White House not only offers the book’s 750,000 words, but includes photographs, executive branch biographies, and, most illuminating, the President’s day-by-day appointment calendar and H.R. Haldeman’s own home movies from his 1,521 days on the job. This is really a new kind of history, not as easily read as the book but far more trenchantly experienced. A

Originally posted June 17 1994 — 12:00 AM EDT

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