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Richard Nixon : the life

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"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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Macedon Public Library BIO NIXON (Text)
Adult Biography
52121300573129
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Marion Public Library BIO NIXON (Text)
Biographies
52122300010617
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Mount Morris Library 921 Nixon (Text)
Biographies
52123300229355
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06/01/2017
Palmyra Community Library 92 NIXON (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52127300347356
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Sodus Community Library BIO NIXON (Text)
Adult Biographies
52148300457359
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06/09/2017
Victor Farmington Library BIO NIX (Text)
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52128300787971
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Warsaw Public Library 921 NIXON (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52151300289525
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