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President Nixon : Alone in the White House - Richard Reeves

President Nixon

Alone in the White House

Paperback Published: 10th October 2002
ISBN: 9780743227193
Number Of Pages: 704

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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.

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Rick Perlstein The New York Times Book Review Reeves [is] a researcher of high standards and a writer whose paragraphs can read like delicacies....It's hard to think of a better introduction to [Nixon] and his presidency.
Walter Isaacson Author of Kissinger: A Biography Reeves has once again succeeded in making a presidency come alive....[Captures] Nixon's brooding and lonely personality as well as his subtle mind. With a wealth of color about key days and decisions, the book shows what it is really like to be president.
Bob Woodward Author of Maestro A wealth of information that makes the absolute convincing case that Nixon was not just alone but isolated, walled off, and even lonely. May we never again have a president so cut off from the rest of humanity. It is a haunting story that no reader will ever forget.
David Maraniss Author of When Pride Still Mattered [Places] the reader inside the lonely world of President Nixon, day after day, like no one has before....There are hundreds of surprises here for even the most obsessed Nixon watchers.

Introductionp. 11
Prologue: August 9, 1974p. 19
January 21, 1969p. 26
February 23, 1969p. 41
March 17, 1969p. 48
April 15, 1969p. 64
June 19, 1969p. 82
July 20, 1969p. 94
August 8, 1969p. 109
October 15, 1969p. 125
December 8, 1969p. 146
January 22, 1970p. 157
April 8, 1970p. 174
April 30, 1970p. 190
May 4, 1970p. 211
June 30, 1970p. 223
September 23, 1970p. 235
November 3, 1970p. 261
December 31, 1970p. 273
March 29, 1971p. 293
June 12, 1971p. 311
June 30, 1971p. 331
August 12, 1971p. 340
August 15, 1971p. 355
September 8, 1971p. 367
October 21, 1971p. 375
December 16, 1971p. 385
January 2, 1972p. 409
January 25, 1972p. 421
February 22, 1972p. 432
April 7, 1972p. 458
May 1, 1972p. 465
May 15, 1972p. 478
June 17, 1972p. 486
June 23, 1972p. 501
August 22, 1972p. 515
November 7, 1972p. 524
December 19, 1972p. 543
January 23, 1973p. 556
March 23, 1973p. 575
April 30, 1973p. 591
Epiloguep. 604
Notesp. 611
Bibliographic Essayp. 663
Acknowledgmentsp. 671
Indexp. 673
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ISBN: 9780743227193
ISBN-10: 0743227190
Series: Alone in the White House
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 10th October 2002
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 5.1
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Number: 1