Richard M. Nixon

Richard M. Nixon

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Hardcover, Henry Holt & Co, 2002, ISBN# 0805069631
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Hardcover, Henry Holt & Co, 2002, ISBN# 0805069631

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Hardcover, Henry Holt & Co, 2002, ISBN# 0805069631

The complex man at the center of America's most self-destructive presidency In this provocative and revelatory assessment of the only president ever forced out of office, the legendary Washington journalist Elizabeth Drew explains how Richard M. 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 at once 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. Through this book we finally understand this complicated man. 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, and raises large doubts that he was.

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Editor: Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr.
Number of Pages: 187
Original Languages: English
Subject: NIXON, RICHARD M. (RICHARD MILHOUS), 1913-1994 ,  PRESIDENTS_UNITED STATES
Author: Schlesinger, Arthur Meier ,  Drew, Elizabeth
Target Audience: Trade
Edition: Revised
Series Title: American Presidents Ser.
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
ISBN-13: 9780805069631
Brand: Generic
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0805069631
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