Nixon: The triumph of a politician, 1962-1972

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Simon and Schuster, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 736 pages
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This book is about one of the most complex and puzzling of our chief executives at the apogee of his career--rebounding from defeat to an innovative, high-risk presidency, already sowing the seeds of his ruin. Illustrated.

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Review: Nixon Volume #1: The Education of a Politician, 1913-62 (Nixon #1)

User Review  - Aaron Million - Goodreads

Very enjoyable and highly readable account of Richard Nixon from birth up to his ill-fated attempt to become Governor of California in 1962. I enjoy reading Ambrose, yet I am aware of the plagiarism ... Read full review

Review: Nixon Volume #2: The Triumph of a Politician 1962-1972 (Nixon #2)

User Review  - Paul Wilson - Goodreads

Finished Ambrose's trilogy. At roughly 2,000 pages, the trilogy offers a fascinating portrait, from his ascent, fall, rise, and fall again. The books do nothing to dispel the notion that Nixon was a ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Dr. Stephen Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than 30 books. Among his "New York Times" best-sellers are: "Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6, 1944, " and "Undaunted Courage".

He was not only a great author, but also a captivating speaker, with the unique ability to provide insight into the future by employing his profound knowledge of the past. His stories demonstrate how leaders use trust, friendship and shared experiences to work together and thrive during conflict and change. His philosophy about keeping an audience engaged is put best in his own words:

As I sit at my computer, or stand at the podium, I think of myself as sitting around the campfire after a day on the trail, telling stories that I hope will have the members of the audience, or the readers, leaning forward just a bit, wanting to know what happens next.

Dr. Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans. He was the Director Emeritus of the Eisenhower Center in New Orleans, and the founder of the National D-Day Museum. He was also a contributing editor for the "Quarterly Journal of Military History, " a member of the board of directors for American Rivers, and a member of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council Board.

His talents have not gone unnoticed by the film industry. Dr. Ambrose was the historical consultant for Steven Spielberg's movie Saving Private Ryan. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks purchased the film rights to his books "Citizen Soldiers" and "Band of Brothers" to make the 13-hour HBO mini-series Band of Brothers.

He has also participated in numerous national television programs, including ones for the History Channel and "National Geographic.