The Arrogance of Power: The Secret World of Richard Nixon

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Viking, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 640 pages
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"More than two decades after he resigned from the presidency, Richard Nixon has lost none of his fascination. From the ongoing debates about his record in office to the contentious struggles over the White House tapes, we as a nation seem obsessed with the need to understand our most infamous political figure. In The Arrogance of Power award-winning investigative journalist Anthony Summers offers an unprecedented examination of a president whose personality embraced both political brilliance and criminal vindictiveness." "Drawing on more than a thousand interviews and five years of research, Summers traces Nixon's career from his youth in California through his controversial terms in Congress and the vice presidency to his turbulent days in the Oval Office. The pattern that emerges is of a man driven by a lifelong addiction to intrigue and power, a man whose subversion of democracy during Watergate was, in fact, merely the culmination of years of cynical manipulation of the political system."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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It took me a little longer than usual to finish this book. It made me so mad and so sad as I waded through it. Readers, once they have put it through a "biography truth formula" which includes a ... Read full review

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Summers's reputation as the controversial biographer of Marilyn Monroe (Goddess) and J. Edgar Hoover (Official and Confidential) is furthered by this investigation into the lies and life of Richard ... Read full review


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Investigative journalist and author Anthony Summers has written Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover, Goddess: The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe and Not in Your Lifetime, a book about the Kennedy assassination. Summers received the British Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for Non-Fiction in 1980 for Conspiracy.

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