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The Presidency of Richard Nixon (American Presidency Series)

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Twenty-five years after Richard Nixon resigned from office, his legacy remains shrouded in controversy. His was a complex, inconsistent, and even contradictory presidency, shaped by the man's personality and political practices and played out during one of America's most turbulent eras. Melvin Small now draws on the latest archival releases to take a fresh look at Nixon an ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by University Press of Kansas
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Michelle
Jan 21, 2008 Michelle rated it liked it
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I read this book while I am writing a ten page paper of Richard Nixon. I learned a lot about Richard Nixon, his accomplishments and his criticism. I also learned that if you did something wrong, no matter how many accomplishments you achieve over your life time, the thing that you did wrong will follow you til the day you die.
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It's not easy to find a balanced biography of Richard Nixon, but this one fits the bill. It is a little dry and drags some points out too long, but overall a decent book
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May 12, 2009 Jack rated it really liked it
Helpful. Interesting.
Smart, strange man who overcomes dislike of people to run incredibly large country of people. More effective on Vietnam than given credit for. Problem with honesty.
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It's quite interesting book about one conservative president.
But actually there are a lot of information and events around Nixon, but not of him. I think, it's too much.
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Melvin Small is a distinguished professor of history emeritus at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan after receiving his BA from Dartmouth College. Over the past two decades he has concentrated his research and writing on the postwar era, with an emphasis on the Vietnam War, the antiwar movement, and presidents Johnson and Nixon.
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