Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full

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PublicAffairs, Oct 23, 2008 - History - 360 pages
From the late 1940s to the mid-1970s, Richard Nixon was a polarizing figure in American politics, admired for his intelligence, savvy, and strategic skill, and reviled for his shady manner and cutthroat tactics. Conrad Black, whose epic biography of FDR was widely acclaimed as a masterpiece, now separates the good in Nixon—his foreign initiatives, some of his domestic policies, and his firm political hand—from the sinister, in a book likely to generate enormous attention and controversy.

Black believes the hounding of Nixon from office was partly political retribution from a lifetime's worth of enemies and Nixon's misplaced loyalty to unworthy subordinates, and not clearly the consequence of crimes in which he participated. Conrad Black's own recent legal travails, though hardly comparable, have undoubtedly given him an unusual insight into the pressures faced by Nixon in his last two years as president and the first few years of his retirement.

 

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Contents

One of the Common People 19131945
3
Into the Arena 19451950
75
Vertical Ascent 19501952
145
The Travails of the Fox 19521953
209
THE ORDEAL OF AMBITION 19531968
269
The Chief Apprentice 19531956
271
The Regent and the Striver 19561959
321
Defeat and Endurance 19591963
376
Calming the Nation 19701971
642
Waging Peace 19711972
703
THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN AND MYTH 1972
773
The Pinnacle 1972
775
The Precipice 19721973
846
The Inferno 19731974
913
The Transfiguration 19741994
987
Notes
1061

The Triumph of Survival 19631968
444
THE PURSUIT OF PEACE 19681972
509
Tumult and Victory 19681969
511
The Silent Majority 19691970
577
Bibliography
1095
Index
1108
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Conrad Black is the author the bestselling Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom. He is the former chairman of Hollinger International Inc. and of the London Daily and Sunday Telegraph, and, with associates, was the controlling shareholder of those newspapers and the Spectator (UK), Chicago Sun-Times, Jerusalem Post, and many other publications. He has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2001. He is a member of the editorial board of the National Interest, and a trustee of the Nixon Center in Washington. Black divides his time between London and Toronto.

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