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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

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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
Title variation
  • 1 man against the world
  • Tragedy of Richard Nixon
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based largely on documents declassified only in the last few years, One Man Against the World paints a devastating portrait of a tortured yet brilliant man who led the country largely according to a deep-seated insecurity and distrust of not only his cabinet and congress, but the American population at large. In riveting, tick-tock prose, Weiner illuminates how the Vietnam War and the Watergate controversy that brought about Nixon's demise were inextricably linked. From the hail of garbage and curses that awaited Nixon upon his arrival at the White House, when he became the president of a nation as deeply divided as it had been since the end of the Civil War, to the unprecedented action Nixon took against American citizens, who he considered as traitorous as the army of North Vietnam, to the infamous break-in and the tapes that bear remarkable record of the most intimate and damning conversations between the president and his confidantes, Weiner narrates the history of Nixon's anguished presidency in fascinating and fresh detail. 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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" -- "Sn 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 a goddam 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
sky2ocm74397876
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 369 pages
Isbn
9781627790833
Lccn
2015012381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
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" -- "Sn 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 a goddam 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
sky2ocm74397876
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 369 pages
Isbn
9781627790833
Lccn
2015012381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration

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