Being Nixon : the fears and hopes of an American president / Evan Thomas.
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- ISBN: 9781101922866
- ISBN: 1101922869
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio 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.
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.
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|Subject:||Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
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