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The Resource One man against the world : the tragedy of Richard Nixon, Tim Weiner

One man against the world : the tragedy of Richard Nixon, Tim Weiner

Label
One man against the world : the tragedy of Richard Nixon
Title
One man against the world
Title remainder
the tragedy of Richard Nixon
Statement of responsibility
Tim Weiner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here is the first history of President Richard Nixon covering all of his secret tapes and documents, many declassified in the past two years. Award-winning journalist Tim Weiner presents a devastating portrait of a tortured and tormented man, showing how, in Nixon's mind, the conflict in Vietnam and the crimes of Watergate were one war, fought on two fronts. He trusted no one--not his Cabinet, not his closest advisers, not the American people. Elected to unite a nation as discordant as it was at the close of the Civil War, Nixon disdained domestic policies and programs. He wanted above all to create what he called "a generation of peace"--by asking the world's leading Communist dictators to help him end the Vietnam War. He saw antiwar American citizens as opponents no less dangerous than the enemy in Vietnam. Gripped by rage and insomnia, he fought his foes without mercy. Abroad, his best weapons were B-52 bombers. At home, he used undercover agents, warrantless wiretaps, break-ins, and burglaries. Almost all his presidency is recorded on tape or preserved on paper, creating a remarkable record of the most intimate and damning conversations. Only recently, after forty years of struggle, has much of this jaw-dropping information been made public. Nixon saw himself not only as the leader of the free world but "the world leader"--yet he was addicted to the gutter politics that ruined him. His political suicide has no equal in American history. --Adapted from book jacket
Summary
A crucial new look at the greatest political suicide in history, One Man Against the World leaves us not only with new insight into this tumultuous period, but also into the motivations and demons of an American president who saw enemies everywhere, and, thinking the world was against him, undermined the foundations of the country he had hoped to lead
Tone
Biography type
individual biography
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10435832
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.924092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E856
LC item number
.W425 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the tragedy of Richard Nixon
Label
One man against the world : the tragedy of Richard Nixon, Tim Weiner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A great, bad man" -- "This is treason" -- "He was surrounded by enemies" -- "He will let them know who is boss around here" -- "The center cannot hold" -- "Madman" -- "Don't strike a king unless you intend to kill him" -- "A pitiful, helpless giant" -- "An unmitigated disaster" -- "Only we have the power" -- "We're not going to lose this war" -- "It's a conspiracy" -- "I can see the whole thing unravel" -- "It is illegal, but ..." -- "Night and fog" -- "From one extreme to another" -- "This is the supreme test" -- "Palace intrigue" -- "We have produced a horrible tragedy" -- "A hell of a way to end the goddamn war" -- "You could get a million dollars" -- "Vietnam had found its successor" -- "The President of the United States can never admit that" -- "The same enemies" -- United States v. Richard Milhous Nixon
Control code
21055545
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 369 pages
Isbn
9781627790833
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015012381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781627790833
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn906798379
  • (OCoLC)906798379
Label
One man against the world : the tragedy of Richard Nixon, Tim Weiner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A great, bad man" -- "This is treason" -- "He was surrounded by enemies" -- "He will let them know who is boss around here" -- "The center cannot hold" -- "Madman" -- "Don't strike a king unless you intend to kill him" -- "A pitiful, helpless giant" -- "An unmitigated disaster" -- "Only we have the power" -- "We're not going to lose this war" -- "It's a conspiracy" -- "I can see the whole thing unravel" -- "It is illegal, but ..." -- "Night and fog" -- "From one extreme to another" -- "This is the supreme test" -- "Palace intrigue" -- "We have produced a horrible tragedy" -- "A hell of a way to end the goddamn war" -- "You could get a million dollars" -- "Vietnam had found its successor" -- "The President of the United States can never admit that" -- "The same enemies" -- United States v. Richard Milhous Nixon
Control code
21055545
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 369 pages
Isbn
9781627790833
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015012381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781627790833
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn906798379
  • (OCoLC)906798379

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