Richard M. Nixon

Richard M. Nixon : A Life in Full

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From the late 1940s to the mid-1970s, Nixon was a polarizing figure in American politics, admired for his intelligence, savvy, and strategic skill, and reviled for his shady manner and cutthroat tactics. In deft, masterful prose, Black separates the good in Nixon-his foreign initiatives, some of his domestic policies, and his firm political hand-from the sinister, with his questionable methods and the collection of excesses and offenses associated with the Watergate scandal. Black argues that the hounding of Nixon from office was partly political retribution from a lifetime of enemies and Nixons misplaced loyalty to unworthy subordinates, and not clearly the consequence of crimes in which he participated.
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  • Paperback | 1168 pages
  • 144.78 x 228.6 x 50.8mm | 1,315.41g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1586486748
  • 9781586486747
  • 1,691,558

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"Wall Street Journal," September 29, 2008
"Lord Black combines a mastery of his material with elegant...prose; and he brings a worldly outlook and sophisticated analysis to his subject...His biography is required reading for anyone who really wants to understand Richard Nixon."
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