Aitken, Jonathan 1942-
Most widely held works about Jonathan Aitken
Most widely held works by Jonathan Aitken
Nixon, a life by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,008 libraries worldwide
The rise, fall, and rebirth of Richard Nixon is perhaps the most fascinating story in American politics. Presidential chronicles and other outside sources have tried to capture it in full, but Nixon: A Life is the first to succeed. Nixon: A Life is the first entirely objective biography of Richard Nixon. Jonathan Aitken, who, in addition to serving in Parliament, serves as Her Majesty's Minister of State for Defense, conducted over sixty hours of interviews with Nixon and was granted unprecedented access to thousands of pages of Nixon's previously sealed private documents. The results of Aitken's interviews and research shed new light on a presidency that is just now beginning to be understood by serious students of history. Among the questions Aitken answers with fresh insight are:. Why didn't Nixon burn the Watergate tapes? How did he achieve his astonishing comebacks after being defeated by Kennedy in 1960 and resigning from the presidency in 1974? What were his relationships with political figures such as Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, and personal friends such as Bebe Rebozo and Robert Abplanalp? What caused him to overcome his doubts and pursue the Alger Hiss spy case in Congress? What are Nixon's innermost spiritual beliefs and intellectual influences? What drives him now? Previously published in Great Britain to rave reviews, Nixon: A Life is the first Nixon biography written by a non-American author. Aitken's refreshingly unencumbered positions on Watergate and Vietnam provide a unique perspective on Nixon's life and his presidency. Nixon: A Life breaks important new ground as a major work of political biography. It is a work that will inspire historians to recognize the outstanding diplomatic achievements of a man whose journey from tainted politician to respected foreign policy expert and elder statesman has been nothing short of remarkable.
Charles W. Colson : a life redeemed by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Drawing on private papers as well as interviews with colleagues, a biography of former Nixon confidant Charles W. Colson traces his political and personal odyssey from political hatchet man and Watergate felon to evangelical Christian.
A short walk on the campus by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
8 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
Land of fortune; a study of the new Australia by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
John Newton : from disgrace to amazing grace by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
Most Christians know John Newton as a man who once captained a slave ship, was dramatically converted to Christ, and later penned the timeless hymn "Amazing grace." But he also had a huge impact on his times as a preacher and theologian, and as a seminal influence on abolitionist William Wilberforce. This unabridged biography explores these facets of Newton's life and character, drawing on Newton's unpublished diaries and correspondence.
Officially secret by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Porridge and passion by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
In this sequel to his first volume of autobiography Pride and Perjury, Aitken starts his story as he is taken down from the courtroom and incarcerated at Her Majesty's Pleasure. How this Old Etonian former Cabinet Minister on Mrs Thatcher's inner circle managed to establish new relationships and lasting friendships with fellow prisoners is fascinating - so too is this account of how religious belief transformed his life. Aitken has lost none of his charm, fluency and determination - and he has found an authentic new life which readers of this entertaining new book will be able to judge for th.
Pride and perjury by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
When Jonathan Aitken stepped from Number 10 Downing Street on July 20th 1994, he was soon tipped as next Leader of the Conservative Party. John Major had just appointed him First Secretary to the Treasury and his future could not have been brighter. What went wrong? Within a year headlines appeared such as 'Aitken tried to arrange girls for Saudi friends' and 'New Light on who paid what at The Ritz in Paris.' Accused of pimping, arms dealing and corruption, both his career and reputation hung in the balance as he came out fighting with his now famous Sword of Truth speech. In 'Pride and Perjury.
Nazarbayev and the making of Kazakhstan by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Kazakhstan is colossal in size, complicated in its history, colourful in its culture and is a nation state that most outsiders know little of. Much of the existing narrative revolves around the country's first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. But his life can only be understood in the context of the land in which he was born, raised and became a leader. For centuries the tribes of Kazakhstan had been plundered and conquered by foreign invaders. The most ruthless of these were the 20th century leaders of the Soviet Union, but after its collapse it was Nazarbayev who emerged as the new President.
The young meteors by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Heroes and contemporaries by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Prayers for people under pressure by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
A collection of Christian prayers and reflections that offers stressed readers a path for their spiritual journey and communication with God.
Psalms for people under pressure by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Reader's digest great biographies in large type : Richard Nixon by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Charles Colson : a life redeemed by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Fairer business rates ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Nicholas Ridley memorial lecture by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
John Newton from disgrace to amazing grace by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Chinese and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A British view of the Middle East situation by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Heroes and contemporaries ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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