Reinventing Richard Nixon: A Cultural History of an American Obsession

Reinventing Richard Nixon: A Cultural History of an American Obsession

by Daniel Frick
     
 

An examination of the figure who continues to expose key fault lines in the nation's self-definition. Draws on references ranging from All in the Family to All the President's Men to show how Nixon has remained on of America's most durable and multifaceted icons in the fierce debates over the import and meaning of the last sixty years of national life

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Overview

An examination of the figure who continues to expose key fault lines in the nation's self-definition. Draws on references ranging from All in the Family to All the President's Men to show how Nixon has remained on of America's most durable and multifaceted icons in the fierce debates over the import and meaning of the last sixty years of national life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700615995
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
08/29/2008
Series:
CultureAmerica Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Frick is director of the Writing Center and senior adjunct assistant professor of English at Franklin and Marshall College.

Table of Contents

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Acknowledgments

Introduction: Richard Nixon and the Many Faces of a Representative America

1. "Ragged Dick" Nixon, American Missionary

2. Jeremiah at San Clemente: Richard Nixon and the Decline of the American Republic

3. "Anyone Can Be the President": Behind the Mask of Success

4. The Self-Made Monster: America and the Myth of National Mission

5. Richard Mephisto Nixon: Further Adventures in American Political Demonology

6. "Never Give Up": American Orthodoxy, Revised Standard Version

7. Nixon, Now More than Ever

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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