The Nixon Years, 1969-1974: White House to Watergate

The Nixon Years, 1969-1974: White House to Watergate

by Fred J. Maroon
     
 

An intimate and dramatic veiw of the Nixon presidency through the lens of insider Fred J. Maroon, featuring largely unpublished pictures, and accompanied by an incisive text by eminent journalist Tom Wicker.

When Nixon became president, no other outside photographer had the kind of access Maroon was given to the White House and later to the re-election committee.

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An intimate and dramatic veiw of the Nixon presidency through the lens of insider Fred J. Maroon, featuring largely unpublished pictures, and accompanied by an incisive text by eminent journalist Tom Wicker.

When Nixon became president, no other outside photographer had the kind of access Maroon was given to the White House and later to the re-election committee. As a result, this photographic portfolio offers an exceptional view of the Nixon years, from his inauguration as the 37th president through the Watergate hearings to his emotional resignation. Maroon has provided factual and anecdotal captions for each of the 134 photographs included that further illuminate the surprising events of Nixon's terms of office while Tom Wicker has written an objective, insightful narrative benefiting from hindsight and newly released Watergate tapes.

In the wake of President Clinton's near ouster, this timely look at Nixon's resignation is especially fascinating. The book was published on the 25th anniversary of Nixon's departure from office, and the photgraphs were included in a major exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution.

Other Details: 134 black-and-white illustrations 192 pages 8 x 8" Published 1999

Author Biography: Fred J. Marooon is a prize-winning photographer who has covered Washington politics for almost 50 years. He is the author/photographer of 11 books. Tom Wicker is a well known journalist whose "In the Nation" column on the New York Times' Op-Ed page was featured for twenty-five years. Among his many books is One of Us: Richard Nixon and the American Dream.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Maroon, a freelance photographer who has covered Washington for nearly 50 years, here presents a record of 145 black-and-white photographs showing the Nixon years from the President's triumphant inauguration in 1969 to his anguished, dispirited resignation in August 1974. This volume accompanies Maroon's exhibition, which appeared during 1999 at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Wicker, former Washington bureau chief for the New York Times and author of the sympathetic One of Us: Richard Nixon and the American Dream, provides a brief narrative about the Nixon years and the lasting destructive Watergate legacy. The uniformly excellent photographs provide a visual account of the always formal Nixon staff but also include many distinctive shots, such as Richard and Pat Nixon relaxing on the beach at San Clemente; a smirking, arrogant Jeb Magruder, deputy director of the Committee to Re-Elect the President, before pleading guilty to obstruction of justice; and John Lennon and Yoko Ono watching the Senate Watergate hearings. Augmenting the pictures are often humorous, gossipy anecdotes about Maroon's famous and notorious subjects. The pictures express troubled emotions more effectively than words: recommended for public libraries.--Karl Helicher, Upper Merion Twp. Lib., King of Prussia, PA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789206107
Publisher:
Abbeville Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 10.29(h) x 1.00(d)

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