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The Resource Richard Nixon : the life, John A. Farrell

Richard Nixon : the life, John A. Farrell

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Richard Nixon : the life
Title
Richard Nixon
Title remainder
the life
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John A. Farrell
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Language
eng
Summary
"Brilliantly researched, authoritatively crafted by a prize-winning biographer, and lively on the page, this is the Nixon we've been waiting for. Richard Nixon opens with young Navy lieutenant "Nick" Nixon returning from the Pacific and setting his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon's finer attributes quickly gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. It is a stunning overture to John A. Farrell's magisterial portrait of a man who embodied postwar American cynicism. Within four years of that first win, Nixon would be a U.S. senator; in six the vice president of the United States of America. "Few came so far, so fast, and so alone," Farrell writes. Finally president, Nixon's staff was full of bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, poverty, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War. Nixon had another legacy, too: an America divided and polarized. It was Nixon who launched the McCarthy era, who set South against North, and who spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country's elites. He persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances--and to look at one another as enemies. Finally, in August 1974, after two years of the mesmerizing intrigue and scandal known as Watergate, Nixon became the only president to resign in disgrace. Richard Nixon is an enthralling tour de force biography of our darkest president, one that reviewers will hail as a defining portrait, and the full life of Nixon readers have awaited."
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Title
Richard Nixon
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An extensively researched portrait of the 37th president by the biographer of Clarence Darrow traces Nixon's early political ambitions in his post-military years, his early achievements as a senator and vice president and his forward-thinking ideas in health care, poverty, civil rights, the environment and foreign affairs
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Biography type
individual biography
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10554523
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.924092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E856
LC item number
.F37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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John A. Farrell
Richard Nixon : the life, John A. Farrell
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Richard Nixon : the life, John A. Farrell
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ocn956960351
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
737 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385537353
Lccn
2016049856
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956960351

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