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Author: Douglas McGrath
Publisher: New York : Dramatists Play Service, Inc., [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : English
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"It's 1952. A young Richard Nixon is campaigning as his party's candidate for Vice-President, his wife Pat proudly at his side, when an accusation of financial impropriety almost ends his promising career. In a momentous speech, he takes charge of his fate, and changes the character of American politics forever. CHECKERS is a revelatory look at Nixon's drive, history and most surprisingly, his marriage to Pat, all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Playscripts
Named Person: Richard M Nixon; Richard M Nixon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas McGrath
ISBN: 0822229617 9780822229612
OCLC Number: 882602093
Notes: Play for 7 men and 3 women.
Description: 53 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by Douglas McGrath.

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"It's 1952. A young Richard Nixon is campaigning as his party's candidate for Vice-President, his wife Pat proudly at his side, when an accusation of financial impropriety almost ends his promising career. In a momentous speech, he takes charge of his fate, and changes the character of American politics forever. CHECKERS is a revelatory look at Nixon's drive, history and most surprisingly, his marriage to Pat, all of which are explored with insight, blistering wit and unexpected tenderness"--Publisher description.

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