President Nixon: Alone in the White House

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 10, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 704 pages
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Who was Richard Nixon? The most amazing thing about the man was not what he did as president, but that he became president at all. Using thousands of new interviews and recently discovered or declassified documents and tapes, Richard Reeves's President Nixon offers a surprising portrait of a brilliant and contradictory man.
Even as he dreamed of presidential greatness, Nixon could trust no one. His closest aides spied on him as he spied on them, while cabinet members, generals, and admirals spied on all of them -- rifling briefcases and desks, tapping each other's phones in a house where no one knew what was true anymore. Reeves shows a presidency doomed from the start by paranoia and corruption, beginning with Nixon and Kissinger using the CIA to cover up a murder by American soldiers in Vietnam that led to the theft and publication of the Pentagon Papers, then to secret counterintelligence units within the White House itself, and finally to the burglaries and cover-up that came to be known as Watergate. President Nixon is the astonishing story of a complex political animal who was as praised as he was reviled and who remains a subject of controversy to this day.
 

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PRESIDENT NIXON: Alone in the White House

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A useful account of Richard Nixon's tumultuous tenure as chief executive.Presidential chronicler and journalist Reeves (Running in Place: How Bill Clinton Disappointed America, 1996, etc.) has done ... Read full review

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"This would be an easy job if you didn't have to deal with people," President Nixon noted on more than one occasion. Reeves (President Kennedy: Profile in Power, LJ 9/15/93) dissects the Nixon ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
11
August 91974
19
January 211969
21
February 231969
41
March 171969
48
April 151969
64
June 191969
82
July 201969
94
September 81971
367
October 211971
375
December 161971
385
January 21972
409
January 251972
421
February 221972
432
April 71972
458
May 11972
465

August 81969
109
October 151969
125
December 81969
146
January 221970
157
April 81970
174
April 301970
190
May 41970
211
June 301970
223
September 231970
235
November 31970
261
December 311970
273
March 291971
293
June 121971
311
June 301971
331
August 121971
340
August 151971
355
May 151972
478
June 171972
486
June 231972
501
August 221972
515
November 71972
524
December 191972
543
January 231973
556
March 231973
575
April 301973
591
Epilogue
604
Notes
611
Bibliographic Essay
663
Acknowledgments
671
Index
673
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Richard Reeves is the author of President Kennedy: Profile of Power, acclaimed as the authoritative volume on that presidency and named Non-Fiction Book of the Year by Time in 1993. He is a syndicated columnist and winner of the 1998 American Political Science Association's Carey McWilliams Prize. His documentary films have won Emmy, Columbia DuPont, and Peabody awards.

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