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One of Us: Richard Nixon and the American Dream

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America's leading liberal journalist revisits the case of Richard Nixon and brings back a surprising rereading of contemporary history. Much has been written about the former president, including no less than three autobiographies, but until now, no one has captured the essence of the man or pinpointed how he has managed to preoccupy our political consciousness for nearly ...more
Hardcover, 731 pages
Published February 27th 1991 by Random House
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Sagar Jethani
What is it about Richard Milhous Nixon that captures the imagination? Is it his obvious insecurity occupying the highest office? His impoverished early life? His supposed moderate outlook in an age of extremist conservatives? Tom Wicker's biography tracks Nixon's life right up to the moment of the Watergate break-in, conveniently serving-up enough background for interested readers to continue reading Woodward and Bernstein's account of that episode.

The tragedy of Nixon is on full display here, a
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Rod Zemke
Finally got around to reading this work by the late Tom Wicker. I have owned the book for a long time. Wicker does a very good job in this account of Nixon. Although I had a general knowledge of the period occupied by Nixon, I now have a better understanding of this man. On the whole, still unfavorable, Nixon was quite perceptive on some things. He was totally against trying to get rid of Castro as anything the US did along this line would create a very negative response from other Latin America ...more
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