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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
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Tim Weiner
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eng
Summary
A shocking and riveting look at one of the most dramatic and disastrous presidencies in US history, from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Tim Weiner. 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. --
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
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individual biography
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10435832
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Weiner, Tim
Dewey number
  • 973.924092
  • B
Index
no index present
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non fiction
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True
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  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Presidents
  • United States
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adult
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the tragedy of Richard Nixon
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One man against the world : the tragedy of Richard Nixon, Tim Weiner
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rdacarrier
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ocn906798379
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781627790833
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015012381
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)906798379
Label
One man against the world : the tragedy of Richard Nixon, Tim Weiner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn906798379
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781627790833
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015012381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)906798379

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