In the arena: a memoir of victory, defeat, and renewal

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Simon and Schuster, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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For the first time, Nixon shares his private thoughts and feelings on his long political career, American and world leaders, his family, and more. Filled with startling and dramatic revelations, In the Arena is perhaps the most intimate memoir ever written by a major political figure. 16 pages of black-and-white photographs.

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Review: In the Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat, and Renewal

User Review  - Ben Moody - Goodreads

You can't really understand Nixon until you read his book. Whatever Nixon may have been, he was a great writer and a very astute politician. It sounds more like an end of life confessional of a man ... Read full review

Review: In the Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat, and Renewal

User Review  - Erwin - Goodreads

Amazing. Very short. Nixon is sharp and eloquent. This is only a brief introduction to his thinking, accessible to anyone. Sometimes I have succeeded and sometimes I have failed, but always I have ... Read full review

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Contents

Wilderness
26
Renewal
46
Religion
88
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

Richard M. Nixon, 1913 - 1994 Born in California in 1913, Ricahrd Milhouse Nixon had an excellent record at Whittier College and Duke University Law School before beginning to practice law. During World War II, Nixon served as a Navy lieutenant commander in the Pacific. After he left the service, Nixon was elected to Congress and in 1950, won a Senate seat. Two years later, General Eisenhower selected Nixon, age 39, to be his running mate. They won, and Nixon learned much in the Vice Presidency. In 1960 he was nominated for President, but lost by a narrow margin to John F. Kennedy. In 1968, he again won his party's nomination, and went on to defeat Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and third-party candidate George C. Wallace for the Presidency. His accomplishments while in office included revenue sharing, the end of the draft, new anticrime laws, and a broad environmental program. One of the most dramatic events of his first term occurred in 1969, when American astronauts made the first landing on the moon. In 1972, his administration was in turmoil as the Watergate Scandal was discovered and linked to officials of the Committee to Re-elect the President. As a result, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew resigned in 1973 and Nixon nominated, and Congress approved, House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford as his new Vice President. Nixon himself felt it also prudent to resign rather than face impeachment, and so on August 8, 1974, he announced that he would resign the next day. At the time of Nixon's death, he had written several books on his experiences in public life and on foreign policy. Richard M. Nixon died on April 22, 1994.

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