Books on 37th President of the United States Richard Nixon

Books on 37th President of the United States Richard Nixon

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Title: Nixon: A Life of Leadership

Richard Nixon is widely regarded as one of America’s least successful presidents, yet his presidency deserves to be remembered for more than just its end. He unmasked one of America’s greatest traitors as a congressman, faced down violent mobs as vice president, and helped the nation heal after the narrow and controversial election of 1960. As president, he brought China back into the global community and did more than any of his predecessors to calm the rising tensions of the Cold War. He was an environmental pioneer and even proposed a health insurance expansion not so different from the one later passed by Barack Obama. This new biography seeks to reassess Nixon’s legacy, presenting his successes alongside his failures, his occasional nobility alongside his fatal flaws. Though Nixon may have fallen short of the greatness he sought, there were moments when he almost reached it--moments that continue to shape our present nation. "You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job." - Richard Nixon Buy Now and Read the True Story of Richard Nixon... Thank you in advance for buying our book. We know you'll love it!
Author(s): Alexander Kennedy
ISBN 13: 9781535251747
Pages: 100
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Title: One Man Against the World

A crucial new look at the greatest political suicide in history, One Man Against the World leaves us not only with new insight into this tumultuous period, but also into the motivations and demons of an American president who saw enemies ...
Author(s): Tim Weiner
ISBN 13: 9781250092328
Pages: 384
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Title: Nixon: The Education of a Politician, 1913-1962

This book is about one of the most complex and puzzling of our chief executives at the apogee of his career--rebounding from defeat to an innovative, high-risk presidency, already sowing the seeds of his ruin. Illustrated. <p>Presenting Nixon as the major figure in world politics after the age of Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt, Ambrose has written a penetrating and balanced biography. </p>
Author(s): Stephen E. Ambrose
ISBN 13: 9780671657222
Pages: 768
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Title: RN

Author(s): Richard M. Nixon
ISBN 13: 9780671707415
Pages: 1136
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Title: Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

Told with urgency and sharp political insight, Nixonland recaptures America's turbulent 1960s and early 1970s and reveals how Richard Nixon rose from the political grave to seize and hold the presidency.

Perlstein's epic account begins in the blood and fire of the 1965 Watts riots, nine months after Lyndon Johnson's historic landslide victory over Barry Goldwater appeared to herald a permanent liberal consensus in the United States. Yet the next year, scores of liberals were tossed out of Congress, America was more divided than ever, and a disgraced politician was on his way to a shocking comeback: Richard Nixon.

Between 1965 and 1972, America experienced no less than a second civil war. Out of its ashes, the political world we know now was born. It was the era not only of Nixon, Johnson, Spiro Agnew, Hubert H. Humphrey, George McGovern, Richard J. Daley, and George Wallace but Abbie Hoffman, Ronald Reagan, Angela Davis, Ted Kennedy, Charles Manson, John Lindsay, and Jane Fonda. There are tantalizing glimpses of Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Jesse Jackson, John Kerry, and even of two ambitious young men named Karl Rove and William Clinton — and a not so ambitious young man named George W. Bush.

Cataclysms tell the story of Nixonland:

  • Angry blacks burning down their neighborhoods in cities across the land as white suburbanites defend home and hearth with shotguns
  • The student insurgency over the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and the riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention
  • The fissuring of the Democratic Party into warring factions manipulated by the "dirty tricks" of Nixon and his Committee to Re-Elect the President
  • Richard Nixon pledging a new dawn of national unity, governing more divisively than any president before him, then directing a criminal conspiracy, the Watergate cover-up, from the Oval Office

Then, in November 1972, Nixon, harvesting the bitterness and resentment born of America's turmoil, was reelected in a landslide even bigger than Johnson's 1964 victory, not only setting the stage for his dramatic 1974 resignation but defining the terms of the ideological divide that characterizes America today.

Filled with prodigious research and driven by a powerful narrative, Rick Perlstein's magisterial account of how America divided confirms his place as one of our country's most celebrated historians.

Author(s): Rick Perlstein
ISBN 13: 9780743243032
Pages: 896
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Title: The Last of the Presidents Men

Woodward reveals the untold story of Alexander Butterfield, the Nixon aide who disclosed the secret White House taping system that changed history and led to Nixon's resignation.
Author(s): Bob Woodward
ISBN 13: 9781471156519
Pages: 304
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Title: President Nixon: Alone in the White House

Who was Richard Nixon? The most amazing thing about the man was not what he did as president, but that he became president at all. Using thousands of new interviews and recently discovered or declassified documents and tapes, Richard Reeves's President Nixon offers a surprising portrait of a brilliant and contradictory man.

Even as he dreamed of presidential greatness, Nixon could trust no one. His closest aides spied on him as he spied on them, while cabinet members, generals, and admirals spied on all of them — rifling briefcases and desks, tapping each other's phones in a house where no one knew what was true anymore. Reeves shows a presidency doomed from the start by paranoia and corruption, beginning with Nixon and Kissinger using the CIA to cover up a murder by American soldiers in Vietnam that led to the theft and publication of the Pentagon Papers, then to secret counterintelligence units within the White House itself, and finally to the burglaries and cover-up that came to be known as Watergate. President Nixon is the astonishing story of a complex political animal who was as praised as he was reviled and who remains a subject of controversy to this day.

Author(s): Richard Reeves
ISBN 13: 9780743227193
Pages: 704
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Title: Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World

Author(s): Margaret MacMillan
ISBN 13: 9780812970579
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Title: Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full

Author(s): Black, Conrad
ISBN 13: 9781586486747
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Title: Nixon

Author(s): Stephen E. Ambrose
ISBN 13: 9780671725068
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