The Arrogance of Power

The Arrogance of Power

The Secret World of Richard Nixon

Book - 2000
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In this major new investigative work, acclaimed biographer Anthony Summers examines the public life and private affairs of a man whose record and legacy continue to be fiercely debated nearly three decades after he resigned from the presidency. From Nixon's early career in California through his turbulent days in the Oval Office, Summers traces his rise, fall, and reinvention as "great statesman." With research that is both impeccable and unparalleled in scope (more than a thousand interviews were conducted for the book), Summers produces compelling new evidence of Nixon's addiction to intrigue and to money. Here at last is the fullest examination yet of a personality that embraced political brilliance and vindictive, criminal behavior.The Arrogance of Power will destroy forever the image of Nixon as a tarnished statesman, presenting in its place a stark portrait of a man whose personal torments had a major impact on fifty years of American history.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2000
ISBN: 9780670871513
0670871516
Characteristics: xv, 640 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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eusebius
Sep 22, 2013

Summers's book is unscholarly and trivial. He throws everything he can find at Nixon, and hopes it will stick. Nixon did do some bad things, but he was not the worst man in America. Avoid this trashy book.

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ray1man
Dec 20, 2010

If you want to read about Richard Nixon than read this book! if you want to read for fun it is a very boring book to read, sometimes it is too much info about his life but it is a OK book to read and if you have a project it is good if you don't mind reading like 300+ pages. Most teachers they do not even care how accurate the information is. So what I am trying to say is that it is OK to do the project from the book, but if it is not recommended you can do it from the internet.

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Dec 27, 2010

ray1man thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 30

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