"I have decided my major role is moral leadership," Nixon wrote in 1972 in one of his myriad memos to himself. (As Reeves writes, "Whatever else he accomplished, Richard Nixon produced more paper and tape than any president before or since.") That resolution quickly collapsed; instead, as the Vietnam War shaded into defeat and protests at home mounted, Nixon sank into a siege mentality, seeing himself as a lone crusader at war with the rest of the world. Reeves examines the cat-and-mouse quality of Nixon's relations with his inner circle and family, as well as the excruciating collapse of national leadership in the wake of missteps, miscalculations, and sheer crimes. Rigorous and thoughtful, Reeves's book adds much to our understanding of Nixon's troubled presidency--and of his troubled soul. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Many individuals in their reviews call this book a "biography." I wanted a biography and, therefore, purchased this book. However, it is NOT a biography. Read morePublished 6 months ago by David Sinason
Good book, easily read. The Nixon Whitehouse was very different than I thought. Great insight into the man and his minions.Published 7 months ago by Texan
Stunning opportunity to literally spend time with Nixon throughout his Presidency. Talk about visiting the Oval Office....... Read morePublished 9 months ago by doug walgren
This is one of the best biographies ever.
Nixon was a larger than life man who lived a life filled with contradictions. Read more
I began reading this book in an attempt to find a balanced and historically accurate book about the Nixon administration without the negative bias that fills the books of a post... Read morePublished on March 19, 2013 by Nathan Crowell
This is an excellent book that brings this president to life with all his contradictory traits. It also allows the reader to understand the entire administration -- Kissinger, the... Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by Patricia C. Stendal