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Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President

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5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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I purchased this book today and finished reading it today. It's an explosive book and when I read of the clandestine set-up involving Richard Nixon to get South Vietnam's President, Thieu, to boycott the peace talks because Nixon promised him that South Vietnam and the...
I purchased this book today and finished reading it today. It's an explosive book and when I read of the clandestine set-up involving Richard Nixon to get South Vietnam's President, Thieu, to boycott the peace talks because Nixon promised him that South Vietnam and the USA would win the war when he became President, angered me. Even Sen. Dirksen, when he was given a heads-up about this clandestine action from LBJ, agreed that it was treason on Nixon's part. You will be appalled with Nixon's Mafia ties. Nixon publicly made homophobic statements, yet, there were witnesses who testified that Nixon and Bebe Rebozo were holding hands underneath the dinner table. The President also beat his wife and one time she had to go to an emergency clinic. He even slapped Air Force Sgt., Edward Kleizo, in the face and admonished him by saying, "I am not a crook!" He stood by while Gen. Lavelle was blamed for the escalated bombing in North Vietnam when it was the President's orders. "Nixon's Darkest Secrets" is a powerful book and one that you will be the star of the show when conversation breaks out at a social gathering.

posted by CasperAZ on January 31, 2012

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5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

A Sick Trashy dishonest effort

I have been studying Nixon for many years, reading every book about the man that I can find and there is no shortage of information out there about the man. Nixons life couldn't be less private than a political version of Jim Carreys character in the movie Truman. Nixon...
I have been studying Nixon for many years, reading every book about the man that I can find and there is no shortage of information out there about the man. Nixons life couldn't be less private than a political version of Jim Carreys character in the movie Truman. Nixon was so involved in "being president" when he was before the cameras that he seemed oblivious of anything else. In all of my readings regarding Nixon, the only thing that I have concluded about Nixon that has not been explored by the media is that he may have had ASPERGERS syndrome that well explains his reserve and social difficulties. Nothing that I have read about Nixon or heard on the tapes has led me to believe what is touted in the Don Fulsom book. In fact, Nixon's own voice from tapes and interviews show considerable tenderness and love for his wife. People close to Nixon, including Haig, have attested to how close the Nixon family was. Nixon is arguably the most investigated man in America during the last century. He was investigated by scores of political enemies who would've loved to destroy him, including Jack Anderson, if there was anything to EITHER of Fulsoms fevered speculations it would surely have come out. Bear in mind, at that time, homosexuality was regarded as an illness by the APA and a considerable liability for anyone seeking public office. Yet not one of Nixon's enemies who sought his destruction for past grievances made this accusation against Nixon, not one. Plus, Rebozo was investigated both before AND after Watergate, the only red flag was Mafia connections.  Don Fulsom touts his experience as "worked closely with Nixon" WHO does he think he's kidding here? Reporters report ON politicians, they don't work WITH them!  See, having read the books outlined by Fulsom as his sources, I know how he has skewed and cherry picked quotes. He also seems unable to plumb the facts about Rebozo, he states that Rebozo had only "brief" marriages, when in fact Rebozo was still married to his wife, whom he married during middle age, at the time he died at the age of 85. That doesn't sound like a brief marriage. Don Fulsom leaves out ANYTHING that doesn't help paint the picture that he's selling. As to "hand holding" what does that mean anyway? Google Nixon holding hands and you can find a picture of Nixon absent-mindedly holding Roy Acuffs hand after Roy showed him how to throw a Yoyo. What? Is Roy Acuff yet another Gay lover?  See YOUTUBE President Nixon Bowling and holding a young female bowlers hand.  Are we to think there was anything going on between them? All Politicians are adept at taking people by the hand. Let's look at the tapes. They cooked Nixon's goose in Watergate, Look for conversations available at the Nixon library, or the Miller Center. I will tell you that I have listened to many of Nixon's private conversations with Rebozo (CGR). Not bragging here, you can too. Not only are they brief (2 minutes or so) and unremarkable, with Nixon practically hanging up on his friend at times, but they often reveal a preconception on Nixon's part that his friend Rebozo was "a player" with the ladies.  Why did Fulsom ignore dozens of private conversations between the two? Because they DISAGREE with his innuendo. Fulsom EVEN insanely suggests that Nixon hated HIS OWN DAUGHTERS! I guess Don Fulsom can read minds! Fulsom's personal loathing is flagrantly revealed stun

posted by DChristensen on February 26, 2012

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