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Aitken, Jonathan 1942-

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Works: 42 works in 165 publications in 1 language and 7,662 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Commentaries  Meditations 
Classifications: E856, B
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Aitken
Nixon, a life by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,919 WorldCat member 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
Margaret Thatcher : power and personality by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cabinet-member and forty-year friend Jonathan Aitken discusses the importance of Thatcher's strong and sometimes difficult personality on political events and decisions and includes Aitken's witness perspective at both private and public episodes of her life
Nazarbayev and the making of Kazakhstan by Jonathan Aitken ( )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member 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
Charles W. Colson : a life redeemed by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He was Nixon's hatchet man. A jailed felon. And now, one of the most significant Christian leaders of our time. Here is his life story. Charles Colson has become one of the most revered leaders of our time. His ministry outreach, Prison Fellowship, has swelled to 40,000 volunteers working in 100 countries. His Angel Tree Christmas program provides presents to more than half a million children of prison inmates every year. His daily radio broadcast, BreakPoint, airs daily on more than 1,000 radio outlets across the country. And his twenty books have sold more than five million copies in the U.S. But God had to work some mighty miracles to bring this unusual servant to this prominent place of service. After all, Colson was known as President Nixon's "hatchet man." His involvement in the Watergate conspiracy led him to prison'and then to a life-changing encounter with God. Now, noted author Jonathan Aitken has written the first biography that compellingly presents a first-rate understanding of the political, historical, and spiritual journeys of Charles W. Colson' a life redeemed
A short walk on the campus by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Land of fortune; a study of the new Australia by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Newton : from disgrace to amazing grace by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the life of John Newton
Kazakhstan : Surprises and Stereotypes After 20 Years of Independence by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Officially secret by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The young meteors by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
4 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prayers for people under pressure by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Christian prayers and reflections that offers stressed readers a path for their spiritual journey and communication with God
Nixon, a life by Jonathan Aitken ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psalms for people under pressure by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Newton from disgrace to Amazing Grace by Jonathan Aitken ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Most Christians know John Newton as the slave ship captain who famously converted to Christ on the high seas and then penned one of the greatest hymns of the faith: "Amazing Grace." Less well-known is Newton's significance in his own day as an evangelical icon, great preacher and theologian, and important influence on abolitionist William Wilberforce. In this fascinating biography, Jonathan Aitken explores many facets of Newton's eventful life story, helping readers better understand his remarkable conversion and passionate fight to end the slave trade
Reader's digest great biographies in large type : Richard Nixon by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fairer business rates ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Porridge and passion by Jonathan Aitken ( )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member 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
Nixon : a life by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From disgrace to "Amazing grace" by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Newton became and remains a hero of the Evangelical revival. He was a formative influence on Charles Simeon and on William Wilberforce with whom he campaigned vigorously for the abolition of slavery. This work talks about John Newton
Heroes and contemporaries by Jonathan Aitken ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written with the author's personal insights, anecdotes and judgments on fascinating public figures he encountered in life's journey, this book of profiles offers portraits of historical characters he knew as a young man, including Sir Winston Churchill, his son Randolph Churchill, and Lord Beaverbrook, and others
 
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Alternative Names
Aĭtken, Dzhonatan 1942-
Айткен, Джонатан 1942-
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English (143)
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