Being Nixon : the fears and hopes of an American president / Evan Thomas.
- ISBN: 9781101922866
- ISBN: 1101922869
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, 2015.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| 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.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Read by Bob Walter.
|Summary, etc.:|| The New York Times bestselling author of Ike's Bluff and Sea of Thunder brings new life to one of American history's most infamous, paradoxical, and enigmatic politicians: Richard Nixon. Dispensing with the myths to achieve an intimate and evenhanded look at the man himself, Evan Thomas delivers the best single-volume biography of Nixon to date, a radically different portrait of a complicated figure who was both determinedly optimistic and tragically flawed.
|Source of Description Note:|| Title details screen (OverDrive; viewed May 4, 2015).
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