One Man Against the World
The Tragedy of Richard Nixon
On Sale: June 16, 2015
Featuring: Richard Nixon
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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
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.
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