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- ASIN : B000QCSA90
- Publisher : HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (October 13, 2009)
- Publication date : October 13, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 3079 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 754 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #637,362 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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While I thought Dallek did a good job capturing the dynamic in the early sections of the book, it turns into more of a biography of the foreign policy of the Nixon Administration, which is fine given the two subjects of the book, but I feel like he could’ve reached back and connected things up a little better than he did.
An intriguing portrait of Nixon and Kissenger that could’ve been fleshed out further.
Clinton proved the author wrong on this point by hanging on after committing perjury in a sexual harassment lawsuit. Kissinger the war criminal similarly escapes the severe scrutiny he deserves. The book succeeds as a work of redundant establishment to fiction that relentlessly lights up Nixon as the only witch that needed to be burned.
Read everything by Christopher Hitchens before buying this book.
I am not interested in taking sides at this remove from the Nixon era, but have noticed that people's reactions to this book have been very much influenced by their own opinions of Nixon and Kissinger. Whilst I have never been a fan of either, I also have no axe to grind - and was simply interested to read what Robert Dallek had to say on the subject, particularly since I had read his splendid biography of JFK some time ago and thought him a fine author.
I was in no way disappointed, and in fact very much intrigued by the whole affair. It would seem very difficult to build a case in favour of either of the two subjects of the book, whose respective backgrounds are well described in a clear and concise manner. Their approach to politics has been shown to be anything but transparent, and the duplicity which both Nixon and Kissinger appear to have practised in their respective spheres is all the more deplorable. Whether it be Viet Nam or Watergate, neither of the two can have been proud of of his achievements, however much he may wish to justify the events as they occurred.
I am not qualified to comment on the accuracy of the backstage events described in this book, but they are certainly described with great clarity, and you never get bogged down in unnecessary detail. It is a fascinating story, no matter on which side of the divide you may happen to fall. Love 'em or hate 'em, this is one helluva read, and one for which I certainly got my money's worth!
It will help me study more through the pages of the book. I thought. To just use the book but I also wanted to have a little more to remember about the book. I put more stars as a case also on my interest (Nixon/Kissinger)
Top reviews from other countries
Nixon and Kissinger is a masterpiece giving one an incredible insight to the background of these two people before they became the dynamic duo - how these two very different people plotted and schemed together - the dislike they had for each other - the dependence they had on each other - the successes and failures - and the catastrophic conclusion of this presidency
Kissinger, while less culpable in this regard, let his ambition and his lust for power lead him into ethical lapses that he probably regrets today.
A bleak record, to be sure; and one which overrides their foreign policy successes (and failures).
This book chronicles their sometimes shaky partnership and the Watergate pit they were led into by their extraordinary hubris,.
Soprattutto, la riapertura alla Cina, che, in prospettiva, ha oggi un valore assai importante.