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Being Nixon : a man divided

Author: Evan Thomas
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"What was it really like to be Richard Nixon? Evan Thomas tackles this fascinating question by peeling back the layers of a man driven by a poignant mix of optimism and fear. The result is both insightful history and an astonishingly compelling psychological portrait of an anxious introvert who struggled to be a transformative statesman."--Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Richard M Nixon; Richard M Nixon; Richard M Nixon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evan Thomas
ISBN: 9780812995367 0812995368
OCLC Number: 904756092
Description: xv, 619 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The fatalistic optimist --
Part I. The striver. --
Lives of great men remind us --
Pat and Dick --
The greenest congressman --
Rock 'em, sock 'em --
Checkers --
"El gringo tiene cojones" --
Jack --
Over the wall we go --
The new Nixon --
October surprise --
Part II. At the mountaintop. --
"He loves being P!" --
Statesman and madman --
"Need for joy" --
Silent majority --
The moviegoer --
Hippies and hardhats --
Department of dirty tricks --
Father of the bride --
"Blow the safe" --
Part III. The fall. --
Big plays --
Speak quietly --
Triumph and tragedy --
"An exciting prospect" --
Peace at last --
Ides of March --
Praying not to wake up --
The Saturday night massacre --
"I hope I haven't let you down" --
"Richard! Wake up!" --
Elder statesman --
Epilogue: Rise again.
Responsibility: Evan Thomas.

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"What was it really like to be Richard Nixon? Evan Thomas tackles this fascinating question by peeling back the layers of a man driven by a poignant mix of optimism and fear. The result is both insightful history and an astonishingly compelling psychological portrait of an anxious introvert who struggled to be a transformative statesman."--Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs.

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