Nixon: A Life

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 19, 2015 - Political Science - 600 pages
The rise, fall, and rebirth of Richard Nixon is perhaps the most fascinating story in American politics—and perhaps the most misunderstood. Nixon: A Life is the first entirely objective biography of Richard Nixon. Former British Defense Minister Jonathan Aitken conducted over sixty hours of interviews with the impeached former president and was granted unprecedented access to thousands of pages of Nixon’s previously sealed private documents. Nixon reveals to Aitken why he didn’t burn the Watergate tapes, how he felt when he resigned the presidency, his driving spiritual beliefs, and more. Nixon: A Life breaks important new ground as a major work of political biography, inspiring historians to recognize the outstanding diplomatic achievements of a man whose journey from tainted politician to respected foreign policy expert and elder statesman was nothing short of remarkable.
 

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When I took a college course on the United States presidency, we were required to read a biography on a president of our choice and give a short oral report of it. I chose Nixon because growing up ... Read full review

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This is a fairly easy read. It's also very very subjective. I am one of those people who grew up in a world after Watergate, where Nixon was the bad guy and nothing else was said about him. This book ... Read full review

Contents

One
1
Two
31
Three
47
Four
71
Five
87
Six
111
Seven
131
Eight
155
Fourteen
321
Fifteen
361
Sixteen
411
Seventeen
441
Eighteen
503
Nineteen
553
Twenty
625
Epilogue
675

Nine
175
Ten
211
Eleven
227
Twelve
265
Thirteen
289
Principal Sources
685
Notes
689
Index
737
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