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Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President

Format:  Hardcover,

292 pages

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publish Date: Jan 2012

ISBN-13: 9780312662967

ISBN-10: 0312662963

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A veteran White House reporter reveals our 37th president was even more sinister and haunted than we knew.
Richard Nixon left the White House in 1974 as our most disgraced president, but the American people never knew the full extent of his demons, deceptions, paranoia, prejudices, hatreds, and chicanery.
Calling on his work in covering Nixon, scores of interviews with members of Congress, White House staffers, and others close to our nation's thirty-seventh president, and invaluable, newly declassified documents and recordings, veteran journalist Don Fulsom sheds new light on "Tricky Dick." The author's revelations include:

  • That the future president sabotaged the 1968 peace talks for political gain
  • By the time Nixon became president in 1969, he had linked to the mob for more than two decades and, as president, had a close connection with New Orleans boss Carlos Marcello, the most powerful Mafioso in the nation
  • The president had a drinking problem and top aides referred to him as "Our Drunk"
  • Nixon had a misogynist streak and was abusive toward first lady Pat Nixon
  • The intimate and possibly homosexual nature of Nixon's relationship with confidante Charles "Bebe" Rebozo, a banker with mob ties
  • Testimony alleging that the president had ordered the killing of White House reporter Jack Anderson

Fulsom's examination of these and other startling aspects of Nixon's personal and political dimensions paint an unflinching portrait of a leader who was once the most powerful man in the world. "Nixon's Darkest Secrets" provides a chilling final chapter in literature on our most troubled president.

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Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publish Date: Jan 2012
ISBN-13: 9780312662967
ISBN-10: 0312662963
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 292
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 1.25 x 8.75
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Chapter outline

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Treason Wins the White Housep. 5
Ties That Bind: The Mob's Presidentp. 17
Nixon's Favorite Godfather: Carlos Marcellop. 39
Mobster in the White House: Bebe Rebozop. 48
Nixon's Sexualityp. 58
Nixon's Wooing of Frank Sinatrap. 76
White House Plots to Kill Jack Andersonp. 85
Nixon's Plots Against Ted Kennedy and Daniel Ellsbergp. 99
Frank Sturgis: Nixon Plumber and Secret CIA Assassinp. 113
Nixon's Bay of Pigs Secretsp. 125
Nixon's Spymaster: E. Howard Huntp. 140
Watergate: What Secrets Was Nixon Seeking?p. 153
Nixon: Vice Presidential Puppeteerp. 169
Nixon's "Best Kept" War Secretp. 175
The World's Most Powerful Drunkp. 193
Batterer in Chiefp. 205
Threatening to Fire Kissinger, Ziegler: Nixon's War on the Pressp. 215
Backstage at the Resignationp. 223
Nixon Orchestrates his Own Pardonp. 228
The Post-Resignation Ribald Raconteurp. 238
Notesp. 243
Bibliographyp. 271
Indexp. 275

Book description

A veteran White House reporter reveals our 37th president was even more sinister and haunted than we knew.

Richard Nixon left the White House in 1974 as our most disgraced president, but the American people never knew the full extent of his demons, deceptions, paranoia, prejudices, hatreds, and chicanery.

Calling on his work in covering Nixon, scores of interviews with members of Congress, White House staffers, and others close to our nation’s thirty-seventh president, and invaluable, newly declassified documents and recordings, veteran journalist Don Fulsom sheds new light on “Tricky Dick.” The author’s revelations include:

  • That the future president sabotaged the 1968 peace talks for political gain
  • By the time Nixon became president in 1969, he had linked to the mob for more than two decades and, as president, had a close connection with New Orleans boss Carlos Marcello, the most powerful Mafioso in the nation
  • The president had a drinking problem and top aides referred to him as "Our Drunk"
  • Nixon had a misogynist streak and was abusive toward first lady Pat Nixon
  • The intimate and possibly homosexual nature of Nixon's relationship with confidante Charles "Bebe" Rebozo, a banker with mob ties
  • Testimony alleging that the president had ordered the killing of White House reporter Jack Anderson

Fulsom’s examination of these and other startling aspects of Nixon’s personal and political dimensions paint an unflinching portrait of a leader who was once the most powerful man in the world. Nixon’s Darkest Secrets provides a chilling final chapter in literature on our most troubled president.

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