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Richard M. Nixon

Author: Elizabeth Drew
Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2007.
Series: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The complex man at the center of America's most self-destructive presidency. In this revelatory assessment of the only president ever forced out of office, Washington journalist Drew explains how Nixon's troubled inner life offers the key to understanding his presidency. She shows how Nixon was surprisingly indecisive on domestic issues and often wasn't interested in them. Turning to international affairs, she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Biographies
Named Person: Richard M Nixon; Richard M Nixon; Richard M Nixon; Richard M Nixon; Richard M Nixon
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Drew
ISBN: 9780805069631 0805069631
OCLC Number: 77572670
Description: xviii, 187 pages : portrait ; 22 cm.
Contents: Up from Yorba Linda --
The rise and fall and rise of Richard Nixon --
Governing style --
The pragmatist --
The foreign policy president --
Watergate --
The wizard.
Series Title: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Responsibility: Elizabeth Drew.
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The complex man at the center of America's most self-destructive presidency. In this revelatory assessment of the only president ever forced out of office, Washington journalist Drew explains how Nixon's troubled inner life offers the key to understanding his presidency. She shows how Nixon was surprisingly indecisive on domestic issues and often wasn't interested in them. Turning to international affairs, she reveals the inner workings of Nixon's complex relationship with Henry Kissinger, and their mutual rivalry and distrust. The Watergate scandal that ended his presidency was both an overreach of executive power and the inevitable result of his paranoia and passion for vengeance. Even Nixon's post-presidential rehabilitation was motivated by a consuming desire for respectability, and he succeeded through his remarkable resilience. While giving him credit for his achievements, Drew questions whether such a man--beleaguered, suspicious, and motivated by resentment and paranoia--was fit to hold America's highest office.--From publisher description.

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