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Author Thomas, Evan, 1951-

Title Being Nixon : a man divided / Evan Thomas.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2015]

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Nixon,R THO    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    973.924 THO    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xv, 619 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-591) and index.
Contents Introduction: The fatalistic optimist -- Part I. The striver -- Lives of great men remind us -- Pat and Dick -- The greenest congressman -- Rock 'em, sock 'em -- Checkers -- "El gringo tiene cajones" -- Jack -- Over the wall we go -- The new Nixon -- October surprise -- Part II. At the mountaintop -- "He loves being P!" -- Statesman and mad man -- "Need for joy" -- Silent majority -- The movie goer -- Hippies and hardhats -- Department of dirty tricks -- Father of the bride -- "Blow the safe" -- Part III. The fall -- Big plays -- Speak quietly -- Triumph and tragedy -- "An exciting prospect" -- Peace at last -- Ides of March -- Praying not to wake up -- Saturday Night Massacre -- "I hope I haven't let you down" -- "Richard! Wake up!" -- Elder statesman -- Epilogue: Rise again.
Summary "What drove a painfully shy outcast in elite Washington society--a man so self-conscious he refused to make eye contact during meetings--to pursue power and public office? How did a president so attuned to the American political id that he won reelection in a historic landslide lack the self-awareness to recognize the gaping character flaws that would drive him from office and forever taint his legacy? In Being Nixon, Evan Thomas peels away the layers of the complex, confounding figure who became America's thirty-seventh president"--Dust jacket.
Subject Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780812995367 (acid-free paper)
0812995368 (acid-free paper)
9780812995374 (ebook)

 
    
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