Nixon: An Oral History of His Presidency

Nixon: An Oral History of His Presidency

by Gerald S. Strober, Deborah H. Strober
     
 

The book covers the entire Nixon presidency, not just Watergate and Nixon's resignation. It analyzes his domestic programs during his first term and partial second term and his conduct of foreign affairs, including his surprising opening to the Communist Chinese, a strategically brilliant diplomatic move because it reinforced China's split from Moscow. It also… See more details below

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The book covers the entire Nixon presidency, not just Watergate and Nixon's resignation. It analyzes his domestic programs during his first term and partial second term and his conduct of foreign affairs, including his surprising opening to the Communist Chinese, a strategically brilliant diplomatic move because it reinforced China's split from Moscow. It also explores his highly controversial handling of the Vietnam War he inherited from Lyndon Johnson. Particularly criticized are the long-drawn-out secret peace negotiations that cost the United States and South Vietnam many thousands of casualties because of Nixon's determination not to be seen as losing the war, an effort that subsequently failed.

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Booknews
The husband-and-wife team's interviews with Nixon intimates, aides, cabinet members, political opponents, journalists, and critics, such as George McGovern, Alexander Haig, and John Erlichman, offer insights into the man and his administration and attempt to answer some of the questions that remain after his death. Discussion covers Nixon's entire presidency, with analysis of domestic programs and foreign affairs, the Viet Nam War, and, of course, the Watergate affair. Appendices offer a Watergate crimes roster and profiles of interviewees. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060927097
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Pages:
79
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.02(h) x 1.33(d)

What People are saying about this

Sydney Zion
"How do the Strobers do it? They have managed to talk to all the untouchables around the Nixon presidency and the result is terrific. This is history on the hoof."
Daniel Schorr
"This is an invaluable source for as long as we look at the Nixon presidency--which, by current indications, will be forever."

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