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  • Title: Memoirs of Richard Nixon
  • Author: Richard M. Nixon
  • ISBN: 9780446122184
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Paperback

  • Former President Richard Nixon s bestselling autobiography is an intensely personal examination of his life, public career, and White House years With startling candor, Nixon reveals his beliefs, doubts, and behind the scenes decisions, shedding new light on his landmark diplomatic and domestic initiatives, political campaigns, and historic decision to resign from the preFormer President Richard Nixon s bestselling autobiography is an intensely personal examination of his life, public career, and White House years With startling candor, Nixon reveals his beliefs, doubts, and behind the scenes decisions, shedding new light on his landmark diplomatic and domestic initiatives, political campaigns, and historic decision to resign from the presidency.Memoirs, spanning Nixon s formative years through his presidency, reveals the personal side of Richard Nixon Witness his youth, college years, and wartime experiences, events which would shape his outward philosophies and eventually his presidency and shape our lives Follow his meteoric rise to national prominence and the great peaks and depths of his presidency.Throughout his career Richard Nixon made extensive notes about his ideas, conversations, activities, meetings During his presidency, from November 1971 until April 1973 and again in June and July 1974, he kept an almost daily diary of reflections, analyses, and perceptions These notes and diary dictations, quoted throughout this book, provide a unique insight into the complexities of the modern presidency and the great issues of American policy and politics.
    Richard M. Nixon
    Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States from 1969 to 1974 During the Second World War, he served as a Navy lieutenant commander in the Pacific, before being elected to the Congress, and then serving as the 36th Vice President of the United States in the administration of Dwight D Eisenhower from 1953 to 1961 After an unsuccessful presidential run in 1960, Nixon was elected in 1968, and re elected to a second term in 1972 Under President Nixon, the United States followed a foreign policy marked by d tente with the Soviet Union and by the opening of diplomatic relations with the People s Republic of China Nixon successfully negotiated a ceasefire with North Vietnam, effectively ending the longest war in American history Domestically, his administration faced resistance to the Vietnam War In the face of likely impeachment by the United States House of Representatives and conviction by the Senate for the Watergate scandal, Nixon resigned His successor, Gerald Ford, issued a controversial pardon for any federal crimes Nixon may have committed while in office Nixon is the only person to be elected twice to the office of the presidency and the vice presidency, and is the only president to have resigned the office Nixon suffered a stroke on April 18, 1994 and died four days later at the age of 81 to Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States from 1969 to 1974 During the Second World War, he served as a Navy lieutenant commander in the Pacific, before being elected to the Congress, and then serving as the 36th Vice President of the United States in the administration of Dwight D Eisenhower from 1953 to 1961 After an unsuccessful presidential run in 1960, Nixon was elected in 1968, and re elected to a second term in 1972 Under President Nixon, the United States followed a foreign policy marked by d tente with the Soviet Union and by the opening of diplomatic relations with the People s Republic of China Nixon successfully negotiated a ceasefire with North Vietnam, effectively ending the longest war in American history Domestically, his administration faced resistance to the Vietnam War In the face of likely impeachment by the United States House of Representatives and conviction by the Senate for the Watergate scandal, Nixon resigned His successor, Gerald Ford, issued a controversial pardon for any federal crimes Nixon may have committed while in office Nixon is the only person to be elected twice to the office of the presidency and the vice presidency, and is the only president to have resigned the office Nixon suffered a stroke on April 18, 1994 and died four days later at the age of 81.


    Commentaires:

    John Harder
    I love stories about very intelligent people with a fatal flaw. Nixon fits this to a T. I am fascinated by Nixon’s trip to China. Though it resulted in a foreign relations coup and ultimately opening China provided a huge benefit for the average Chinese citizen, how could Nixon shake hands with one of the worst monsters in world history -- Mao Zedong? He did not seem phased by this, proving he was an adherent of realpolitik.RN offers an indispensible perspective of a troubled and potentially t [...]

    Kat
    I'm always drawn to the flawed and misunderstood hero. Nixon fascinates me as one of the greatest foreign diplomats in US history. An extremely talented and intelligent man plagued by paranoia and and a misguided sense of loyalty.

    محمد وفيق زين العابدين
    مذكرات الرئيس الأمريكي (ريتشارد نيكسون) تعتبر من أهم مذكرات الساسة في القرن العشرين، وأهميتها تكمن في أنها تُعد مصدرًا أساسيًا لمعرفة الأبعاد السياسية للحرب الباردة بين الولايات المتحدة والاتحاد السوفيتي، وكذلك علاقة الولايات المتحدة بالدول العربية، وأهميتها الكبرى ليست [...]

    Mark
    This was a great book. It gave me a sense of the scale of RN's historical achievements and his personality. The last 350 pages were almost painful to read as he goes into intense detail on Watergate and the reader sees how an Administration accomplishes historic goals (opening with China, end of Vetnam, return of POW's, arms agreements with USSR, stabilizing Mid East, opening relations with Sadat's Egypt while helping Golda Meir keep Israel alive in two wars) against a looming scandal which grad [...]

    Aaron Million
    The vast bulk of Nixon's book focuses on his presidency. While this is certainly understandable, he had so many experiences prior to that time that it would have been interesting to have read more about his time in Congress and as Vice President. He hits on the main incidents of both, with particular focus on the Hiss case in 1948 and the fund crisis/Checkers Speech in 1952.But he does not say hardly a word about his relationships with other legislators, or what it was like to preside over the S [...]

    Joe
    More than anything, I enjoyed Nixon's account of how hard he worked to get through college and law school. It inspired me coming out of high school when I found myself in similar circumstances; and it has helped me appreciate Nixon with a bit more humanity than most - faults and all - ever since.

    Nolan
    First, it really doesn’t matter where you stand politically. Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum, what you’ll find here is a book where the main character is not much given to that kind of sorrow that results in true repentance. Instead, there seems to be a lot of victimhood in here—someone else’s fault, always someone else out to impede or derail the author.So why would anyone want to read a book by a whiner about the tragedies of his life largely imposed on him by oth [...]

    Mike
    During my entire four years in the USMC, Richard Nixon was my president. With full confidence and admiration for him, I had nothing but the highest regard for Mr. Nixon both as a man and as a president. While I was stationed in SE Asia, in my estimation and that of other Marines, Nixon was "the man!" He is the one who brought the horrible quagmire which was the Vietnam War to an end, bringing our POWs home with their heads held high.He had nothing to do with the Watergate break-in. His subordina [...]

    Scott Hazen
    Nixon's style is both complex and readable, the Memoirs are a page turner to me because his era in American politics spans such a long time and such a fascinating time. Odd is this may seem, and even though he provides very little as Pat is concerned, I came away with a much deeper respect for here was never out front as some of the later Presidential wives have become, and she placed a personal integrity above all else. RN was complex and fascinatingd I have read the memiors twice, just because [...]

    Shawn
    I am truly surprised that I ended up enjoying this as much as I did. And I didn't expect that the end of his presidency would take on an almost tragic, Shakespearean turn. I haven fully developed how RN and Watergate specifically relate to Trump and the current investigations swirling around him, but superficially at least, the similarities are there, if not in the details, then at least in the more broad historico-political lessons to be learned from such hubris.With that being said, here are m [...]

    David
    This is the first presidential memoirs I have read. Very interesting since I was one of those Nixon haters back then. I learned a lot about the man and appreciate the struggles involved in ending the war in Vietnam. In that way gives me better perspective on today's wars. Well written and the diary notes were most interesting.

    Kevin Coombs
    I've read everything Nixon wrote, several times. He was brilliant, insightful, liberal in many ways, by today's neo-con standards, and, of course, tragically flawed. In a word, he was human. All of that is on display in his memoirs. It is well worth the read, no matter what perspective on him or politics, you bring to the experience.

    Jussi Mononen
    You don't have to like Tricky Dick, but this is a far better written presidential memoir than most. Nixon is not exactly forthcoming about Watergate but the book gives a good glimpse of the thinking and philosophy of the man.

    Shaqer Rasheed
    This book is basically the history of the US in the 3rd quarter of the 20th century. Nixon is an amazing writer, whatever your opinion about the politician. The man had a razor sharp intellect and the quality so lacking in politicians these days- courage.

    GT
    Outstanding memoirs, and one I enjoyed much more than I thought I would. Although the book's length was discouraging, it's content was rich. The term political animal must have been coined with Richard Nixon in mind. The beginning of the book was not as tedious as I thought it might be. Fairly quickly RN moved to the Alger Hiss case with discussion of Whitaker Chambers and "The Pumpkin Papers", and then the 1952 election and the "Checkers Speech". I've have read material on both of these episode [...]

    Stephen
    I read the Presidential Library edition of this book which had a new introduction by the author. In it, he admits he should have waited longer to write it because he felt he focused too much on Watergate. I agree with him on that point.Reading this book, or any of Nixon's books, you come away with the impression that he was an extremely intelligent man - perhaps the smartest president of the 20th Century. But he was also a deeply flawed man. He constantly felt under valued and under attack from [...]

    David
    You seldom find an autobiography that expresses criticism of the subject. That is especially true in this case, although one wouldn't expect to find Richard Nixon criticizing anything he did as president. This book was far too lengthy, and if you read it expecting to find a confession by Nixon, you are in for a disappointment. Nixon is, as he was in life, on the defensive much of the time.It's not a problem that only Nixon had. Almost everyone who ever wrote a memoir did so as a means of getting [...]

    Keith Thomson
    Say what you will about Nixon--and very likely what you have to say will preclude your considering this book--but he was a bright guy and had a unique perspective, having endured arguably the greatest fall in history. I was interested for those reasons. The book is insightful, exquisitely-written, compellingly humble and full of remorse. Also Dick is quite the raconteur. He may still be the worst-ever US president. But he is the best presidential autobiographer.

    Ed Armstrong
    This book was quite interesting when I began reading it but as I progressed and Nixon "got more into" his own "story" I got the sense that the man was bizzar. At every turn he was "enunciating" some other "doctrine" which description always included his name. He was indeed a complex man, very intelligent and would have ended up being quite an effective president had it not been for his Waterloo: Watergate.

    Don Heiman
    Nixon's memoirs is explicit, lucid, and written with amazing candor. Students of public administration will benefit from reading Nixon's description of the events that led to the downfall of his presidency. I am amazed at the role poor electronic technologies played in Nixon's struggle with audio tapes and transcription issues. The memoirs convinced me that open government policies must drive democracy and government accountability. I will think about Nixon's memoirs for a long time.

    Carl
    It's really long, but worth it. That said, Six Crises is a better memoir, but this one does cover more of his life. Hard to argue against a book written after Watergate, but this is still Nixon memoir #2 in my rankings. The other books are interesting too, but the aforementioned two strike me as the essential Nixon.

    James
    I have always intensely dislike Richard Nixon, both as a person and as a President. I read the book hoping to come to a more nuanced view; instead I came to feel he was even more profoundly depraved. Still, I was one of the few in my senior year of high school class to support his pardon. I did not feel then that "piling on" was in the American tradition.

    Terry
    Nixon was witness to many leaders and events. The only man aside from FDR to be nominated to a national ticket of a major party FIVE times. His recounting of events and leaders is very interesting. When we get to the Watergate period, it bogs down in legal tit-for-tat, where we already know the outcome.

    Michelle Chan
    Did an entire research based on this. Nixon's writing style is rather reflective and it reflects the sort of person he is. Highly recommended to know what is happening from the 1950s to the 1970s before you read his memoirs.

    Marsha
    If you are interesting in self-deception and expert level rationalizing and justifications, this is a fascinating book. After reading it, I was left with no doubt about how Nixon got so many people to do his bidding.

    Duncan
    The best autobiography I have read. Ever. Interesting to read having been relatively young (!!) during his presidency and although I am sure very one sided I enjoyed hearing about the events "first hand"

    Wayne
    I really loved the book. It flowed very well until it got to Watergate, and then it slowed down.

    Ned Lipes
    Unbelievable, the guy openly admits to some pretty shady stuff, but apparently it was only what could be proven against him.

    Christine Heflinger
    Easily the loooongest book I've ever read! Interesting, though.cially the account of normalizing relations with China.

    Leah Beatty
    I have no idea why I'm reading this.

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