Nixon Volume I: The Education of a Politician 1913-1962

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 18, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 768 pages
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From acclaimed biographer Stephen E. Ambrose comes the life of one of the most elusive and intriguing American political figures, Richard M. Nixon. From his difficult boyhood and earnest youth to bis ruthless political campaigns for Congress and Senate to his defeats in '60 and '62, Nixon emerges life-size in all his complexity. Ambrose charts the peaks and valleys of Nixon's first fifty years -- his critical support as a freshman congressman of the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan; his involvement in the House Committee on Un-American Activities; his aggressive pursuit of Alger Hiss; his ambivalent relationship with Eisenhower; and more. It is the consummate biography; it is a stunning political odyssey.
 

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Contents

Frank and Hannah 18781912
9
Yorba Linda 19131922
21
Whittier 19221930
34
Whittier College 19301934
54
Duke Law School 19341937
73
Law and Marriage 19371941
87
U S Navy 19421945
105
The First Campaign 1946
117
The President Has Had a Coronary 1955
360
Holding On to the VicePresidency JanuaryAugust 1956
384
The Fifth Campaign SeptemberDecember 1956
409
Searching for a Role 1957
427
A Continent for a Theater South America 1958
456
The Sixth Campaign 1958
483
The Man Who Stood Up to Khrushchev 1959
509
Politics 19591960
535

Freshman Congressman 19471948
141
The Hiss Case AugustDecember 1948
166
The Second Campaign 19491950
197
U S Senator 1951
224
The Drive to the VicePresidential Nomination JanuaryAugust 1952
249
The Third Campaign AugustNovember 1952
271
VicePresident 1953
301
The Fourth Campaign 1954
330
The Seventh Campaign Part One 1960
556
The Seventh Campaign Part Two 1960
584
An Assessment 19531961
609
It Was Not an Easy Time 1961
626
The Eighth Campaign 1962
650
Notes
675
Bibliography
717
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Stephen E. Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than thirty books. Among his New York Times bestsellers are Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6, 1944, and Undaunted Courage. Dr. Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans and a contributing editor for the Quarterly Journal of Military History.

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