The Impeachment Diary
Eyewitness to the Removal of a President
"If ever there was an “eyewitness to history” worthy of the name, James Reston, Jr. surely deserves that title. His close-up-and-personal account of the process that drove an American president from office is impossible to put down. To read it is to live it. For those of us old enough to recall from a distance the events that gripped our nation in that fateful time, this autobiographical memoir captures better than our own memories the texture and tempo of a process that has renewed significance today. And for those who didn’t live through those events, the chance to do so now as a virtual participant sheds vital light on the history we must make in our own time. Reston’s dramatic diary is destined to be the definitive account of what made the process work to remove one lawless president, what almost went wrong, and what lessons to draw from the past as our Constitution’s last resort for a presidency gone wrong must be deployed."
- Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law Harvard Law School