skip to content
Nixon, a life Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Nixon, a life

Author: Jonathan Aitken
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Regnery Pub. ; Lanham, MD : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aitken, Jonathan, 1942-
Nixon, a life.
Washington, D.C. : Regnery Pub. ; Lanham, MD : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, c1993
(OCoLC)679458261
Named Person: Richard M Nixon; Richard M Nixon; Richard M Nixon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Aitken
ISBN: 0895264897 9780895264893
OCLC Number: 29846682
Description: xiv, 633 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Background and boyhood --
Whittier College --
Spirituality, sadness and romance --
Duke University --
Law, love and marriage --
War --
Election to Congress --
Freshman Congressman --
The Hiss case --
The Senate election --
Senator and Vice-Presidential candidate --
The Vice-Presidential Years 1953-1956 --
The Vice-Presidential years 1956-1960 --
A tale of two defeats --
The wilderness years 1963-1967 --
1968 --
The peaks and valleys of the presidency --
Peacemaking and election winning --
Watergate and resignation --
Exile and renewal.
Responsibility: Jonathan Aitken.

Abstract:

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.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29846682>
library:oclcnum"29846682"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/29846682>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:copyrightYear"1993"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"1993"
schema:description"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."@en
schema:description"Background and boyhood -- Whittier College -- Spirituality, sadness and romance -- Duke University -- Law, love and marriage -- War -- Election to Congress -- Freshman Congressman -- The Hiss case -- The Senate election -- Senator and Vice-Presidential candidate -- The Vice-Presidential Years 1953-1956 -- The Vice-Presidential years 1956-1960 -- A tale of two defeats -- The wilderness years 1963-1967 -- 1968 -- The peaks and valleys of the presidency -- Peacemaking and election winning -- Watergate and resignation -- Exile and renewal."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1808610895>
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Nixon, a life"@en
schema:numberOfPages"633"
schema:publisher
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.