Richard M. Nixon

Richard M. Nixon

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Baker & Taylor
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'shighest office.--From publisher description.Argues that Richard Nixon's troubled inner life holds the key to understanding his administration, examining his complex relationship with Henry Kissinger, his attitude toward domestic issues and foreign affairs, the Watergate scandal, and his post-presidential career.

McMillan Palgrave

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.



Blackwell North Amer
In this reassessment of America's most complicated president, the only one ever forced to resign, Washington journalist Elizabeth Drew raises the question of whether Richard M. Nixon was fit to hold the highest office in the land. Drew shows that the events that caused Nixon's downfall commenced as soon as he became president and that the traits that led to it - the anger, the paranoia, the determination to wreak revenge on those who opposed him - were within him from his early life onward. Her book offers a new and startling perspective on the life, politics, and policies of our thirty-seventh president.

Baker
& Taylor

In a thought-provoking study of the controversial president, an award-winning journalist argues that Richard Nixon's troubled inner life holds the key to understanding his administration, examining his complex relationship with Henry Kissinger, his attitude toward domestic issues and foreign affairs, the Watergate scandal, and his post-presidential career. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2007
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805069631
0805069631
Branch Call Number: 973.924 NIXON DREW
Characteristics: xviii, 187 pages : portrait ; 22 cm

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