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Author Weiner, Tim, author.

Title One man against the world : the tragedy of Richard Nixon / Tim Weiner.

Publication Info. [New York] : Macmillan Audio, 2015.


Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 37 sec.)) : digital
Playing Time 130037
Description spoken word spw rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Title details screen (OverDrive; viewed June 29, 2015).
Performer Read by Holter Graham.
Summary A shocking and riveting look at one of the most dramatic and disastrous presidencies in US history, from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Tim Weiner. Based largely on documents declassified only in the last few years, One Man Against the World paints a devastating portrait of a tortured yet brilliant man who led the country largely according to a deep-seated insecurity and distrust of not only his cabinet and congress, but the American population at large. In riveting, tick-tock prose, Weiner illuminates how the Vietnam War and the Watergate controversy that brought about Nixon's demise were inextricably linked. From the hail of garbage and curses that awaited Nixon upon his arrival at the White House, when he became the president of a nation as deeply divided as it had been since the end of the Civil War, to the unprecedented action Nixon took against American citizens, who he considered as traitorous as the army of North Vietnam, to the infamous break-in and the tapes that bear remarkable record of the most intimate and damning conversations between the president and his confidantes, Weiner narrates the history of Nixon's anguished presidency in fascinating and fresh detail. 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 everywhere, and, thinking the world was against him, undermined the foundations of the country he had hoped to lead.
Subject Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Downloadable audio books.
Added Author Graham, Holter, narrator.
ISBN 9781427268372 electronic audio bk.
1427268371 electronic audio bk.

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