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Summers's Nixon favored the Greek generals who tortured pro-democracy types, and took a bribe from Göring's pal Nicolae Malaxa, who, thanks to Nixon, traded his Romanian mansion (in which thousands of Jews were tortured and killed) for a posh Manhattan apartment. Summers's most fascinating stuff concerns the Howard Hughes/Castro/Watergate connection. Did Nixon order CIA/Mafia plots to kill Castro? Did Robert Maheu (said to have inspired Mission: Impossible) arrange "sex services" and "assassination planning" for the CIA, and spy on Jean Peters and Ava Gardner for Howard Hughes? Did Hughes give big money to Nixon under the guise of saving the fast-food "Nixonburger" franchise of Richard's brother Donald Nixon (whom Richard had the FBI spy on)? Did the Castro plot get JFK killed, as Haldeman suspected? Was the Watergate break-in (one of perhaps 100 Nixon break-ins) intended to seize information about Nixon's Hughes loans and Castro plots?
Summers tries to assess his massive data while he's presenting it, and he doesn't credit every wild tale equally. Still, without him, I would never have heard about Castro's alleged ex-girlfriend, "the Mata Hari of the Caribbean," hired by future Watergate burglars to re-seduce Castro and slip two poison pills in his coffee. But she hid the pills in her cold-cream jar, and when she took them out in their Havana Hilton bathroom, they'd melted. Besides, her close encounter with the leader left her "torn by feelings of love." The Arrogance of Power won't give you this feeling. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is really a great book. Really well done by Anthony Summers who really is an old school investigative reporter. He will not run with something until he has 3 sources. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rocky
If you want all the dirt on this character, this is definitely the book to read. Dazzling in its report on the depth and length of Nixon's nefariousness. Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. J. White
Some reviewers wish Mr. Summers included more of the Nixon administration's achievements and charms, as if there aren't plenty of books–often written by the men themselves–that... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Matt Lech
On page two of this book we are introduced into the world of Tricky Dick as follows: "Richard Nixon's life was shot through with lies great and small, whether outright lying,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. Alan Bock
Revelatory and frightening at the time, as well as from the view of history. A very unstable, vindictive and paranoid personality, with his finger on the nuclear button. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Moriarity
Great biography by Summers who has done other extensive biographies (Marilyn Monroe and J. Edgar Hoover are two I've enjoyed). Read morePublished 14 months ago by R. Marten
A fascinating read.Not only was Tricky a crook due to Watergate, but his whole career was based on bribes, payoffs, underhanded and illegal schemes. Read morePublished 19 months ago by unemployed nmartist
For many, the final memorable image of President Nixon is his emphatic "I am not a crook" on national television. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Newton Ooi
This book was in excellent condition upon arrival. One of the best researched books that I have ever read, it was hard to put down. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Charlotte L. Means