Nixon: The Education of a Politician 1913-1962by Stephen E. Ambrose
This book is about one of the most complex and puzzling of our chief executives at the apogee of his career--rebounding from defeat to an innovative, high-risk presidency, already sowing the seeds of his ruin. Illustrated.
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An excellently researched and fairly written account of someone who wanted to do what was right. I look forward to Volumes II and III.
Not to take anything away from the author or the content, unfortunately I received a copy from a reseller (no fault of his of course) with pages 401-432 MISSING. Not torn out mind you but absolutely missing. I don't know about anyone else but a book with missing pages is not worth reading. It can best be evaluated by going through the index and finding topics covered under the missing pages and then you can see what you won't be reading. Simply put I don't like books with missing pages. I may just try ordering another copy but unfortunately I only see a 1988 reprint which is my defective copy. Apart from that I recommend any reading by the late Stephen Ambrose. He himself thought Nixon such a great subject that his biography of Nixon had to be written in a trilogy. The subject itself is of 5-star quality
One of the first full-lenght books I read on Richard Nixon was Chris Matthews' "Kenndy and Nixon", which explained the relationship between these two late twentieth century dominating figures. It was interesting and inspired me to learn more about Nixon-not Kennedy whom you hear about almost every day. Ambrose's biography I would call farily honest and does congratulate and call Nioxn on his successes (I think i spelled that right) and failures. I'm now looking for the second volume but as is to my understanding it's out of print so who knows? Worth the time-if you're interested in a good true story.