Richard M. Nixon

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xviii, 187 pages : port. ; 22 cm.


Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-172) and index.
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's highest office.--From publisher description.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Drew, E. (2007). Richard M. Nixon . Times Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Drew, Elizabeth. 2007. Richard M. Nixon. Times Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Drew, Elizabeth. Richard M. Nixon Times Books, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Drew, Elizabeth. Richard M. Nixon Times Books, 2007.

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