THE REHNQUIST CHOICE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE NIXON APPOINTMENT THAT REDEFINED THE SUPREME COURT. By John W. Dean. ([dagger]) New York: Free Press. 2001. 333 pp. John Dean, as all of us who lived through Watergate will remember, was counsel to President Richard Nixon at the time of the break-in and for the first ten months of the conspiracy that eventually led to Nixon's resignation. No one who saw him testify about the conversation in which he told Richard Nixon that there was a "cancer on the presidency" can ever forget the drama or the clarity with which Dean recalled the events. There were doubters at the time, but when the tape system was revealed and the crucial meetings were heard by the prosecutors and eventually the whole world, the story that Dean had given was fully confirmed.