By Melvin Small
This significant other bargains an summary of Richard M. Nixon’s existence, presidency, and legacy, in addition to an in depth examine the evolution and present nation, of Nixon scholarship.
- Examines the valuable arguments and scholarly debates that encompass his time period in office
- Explores Nixon’s legacy and the old importance of his years as president
- Covers the whole variety of issues, from his campaigns for Congress, to his occupation as Vice-President, to his presidency and Watergate
- Makes broad use of the new paper and digital releases from the Nixon Presidential fabrics Project
Chapter One Nixon Biographies (pages 5–26): Iwan W. Morgan
Chapter The Pre?Political Years, 1913–1945 (pages 27–48): Joseph Dmohowski
Chapter 3 Pat Nixon (pages 49–67): Gil Troy
Chapter 4 The Congressional Years (pages 68–83): Anthony Rama Maravillas
Chapter 5 The Alger Hiss Case (pages 84–101): Athan G. Theoharis
Chapter Six The Richard Nixon Vice Presidency: learn with out the Nixon Manuscripts (pages 102–121): Irwin F. Gellman
Chapter Seven The Election of 1960 (pages 122–140): W. J. Rorabaugh
Chapter 8 The Election of 1968 (pages 141–163): Melvin Small
Chapter 9 The Election of 1972 (pages 164–184): Rick Perlstein
Chapter Ten the executive Presidency (pages 185–201): Karen M. Hult
Chapter 11 Richard Nixon, the nice Society, and Social Reforms: A misplaced chance? (pages 202–211): Romain Huret
Chapter Twelve Civil Rights coverage (pages 212–234): Dean J. Kotlowski
Chapter 13 fiscal coverage (pages 235–251): Nigel Bowles
Chapter Fourteen Political Realignment (pages 252–269): Robert Mason
Chapter Fifteen Nixon and the surroundings (pages 270–291): Paul Charles Milazzo
Chapter 16 Nixon and the Media (pages 292–310): Tim Kiska
Chapter Seventeen Nixon and Dissent (pages 311–327): Katherine Scott
Chapter Eighteen Nixon and Agnew (pages 328–342): Justin P. Coffey
Chapter Nineteen international coverage evaluate (pages 343–361): Jussi M. Hanhimaki
Chapter Twenty Nixon and Kissinger (pages 362–379): Robert D. Schulzinger
Chapter Twenty?One The Vietnam battle (pages 380–399): Jeffrey P. Kimball
Chapter Twenty?Two Explorations of Detente (pages 400–424): Keith L. Nelson
Chapter Twenty?Three The China Card (pages 425–443): Evelyn Goh
Chapter Twenty?Four Nixon and Europe: Transatlantic coverage within the Shadow of different Priorities (pages 444–459): Luke A. Nichter
Chapter Twenty?Five Latin the USA and the hunt for balance (pages 460–477): Mark Atwood Lawrence
Chapter Twenty?Six Watergate (pages 479–498): Keith W. Olson
Chapter Twenty?Seven Nixon and Ford (pages 499–518): John Robert Greene
Chapter Twenty?Eight Nixon's photo: a quick historical past (pages 519–545): David Greenberg
Chapter Twenty?Nine The Nixon Tapes (pages 546–562): Sahr Conway?Lanz
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Lastly, de Toledano’s own conservatism did not prevent him from admiring what he described as Nixon’s “divorcement from any doctrinaire espousal” (de Toledano 1956: 183). The politician who emerges from his pages is prepared to appropriate what best suits the nation’s needs from the agendas of both liberalism and conservatism without identifying himself with either value system. In relation to this, de Toledano anticipates later analysts in asserting that both sides of the political divide tried to remake Nixon’s identity into their own image of him (de Toledano 1956: 182; 1969: 9–10, 374).
Jonathan Aitken’s study is the closest we have to an authorized biography of Nixon, who granted him sixty hours of interviews and extensive (but not complete) access to his papers. In many respects, the themes of the biography update those of the pre-Watergate genre. Devoting nearly twothirds of his book to the pre-presidential Nixon, Aitken emphasizes his rise from modest origins, his fortitude in the Hiss case, and his resiliency in dealing with crises and setbacks in his career. The presidential section attempts to strike a balance between recognition of Nixon’s Watergate wrongdoings (narrowly defined in terms of obstruction of justice rather than abuse of power) and his achievements as peacemaker and international statesman.
A friend of Nixon’s, Mazo got him to open up in interviews more than any other writer probably would ever do. In part, this was because his subject trusted him to write the story he wanted. The staples of the Nixon life are all there: the rise from humble origins through hard work and talent; the tenacity against the odds in the Hiss case; and the willingness to do what is right for the nation regardless of ideological inconsistency. The author gave his subject the chance to review the manuscript and propose any changes, but it was so friendly that none of substance was required.