Nixon Volume III: Ruin and Recovery 1973-1990
Simon and Schuster, 18 mar 2014 - 608 pagine
In Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, Stephen E. Ambrose completes his acclaimed biography of the man many historians call the most fascinating politician in American history: Richard Milhous Nixon.
Rarely before on the stage of global politics has one man, respected and reviled, blessed and cursed, held us in such rapt attention. Using Nixon’s own words, private writings, and tape-recorded conversations, Ambrose captures the man and all his contradictions as he faces the ordeal of Watergate and its aftermath, the long road back to public life.
Watergate is a drama with high stakes and low skullduggery, of lies and bribes, of greed and lust for power. At its center is the obsession of the country and much of the world with President Richard Nixon himself. It is a remarkable play of foolhardy heroism as Nixon risked everything trying to maintain dignity and his job, when he alone had the power to determine the outcome of the scandal, whether by resigning, confessing, destroying evidence or defying the courts and Congress.
Ambrose explains how Nixon destroyed himself through a combination of arrogance and indecision, allowing a "third-rate burglary" to escalate into a scandal that overwhelmed his presidency.
Yet even after his self-exile from Washington and the Republican Party, even after the national outcry that sealed his shame, Nixon would not go gentle into oblivion. Ambrose provides an unforgettable portrait of the older Nixon in San Clemente, drawing on his seemingly endless reserves of determination, laying the groundwork for yet another comeback, a return to the arena that would defy all odds.
Ambrose illuminates all the hidden years, and we see Nixon’s gradual transformation from pariah to valued elder statesmen, respected internationally and at home even by those who had earlier clamored loudest for his head. This is the story of Nixon's final fall from grace and astonishing recovery.
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War Between Nixon and Congress February 1March 20 1973
A Cancer Close to the Presidency March 21April 14 1973
The Firing of Haldeman Ehrlichman and Dean April 1530 1973
Growing Vulnerabilities May 1June 15 1973
Foreign Affairs FebruaryJune 1973
They Took It All Away from Me August 9September 8 1974
Things Are Not Well September 1974May 1975
A Trip to China June 1975March 1976
The Final Days and the 76 Election AprilDecember 1976
Selling Memories Writing Memoirs 1977
Im Out 1978
The Real War 19791980
Courting History 19811984
Deans Testimony and Butterfields Revelation June 25July 31 1973
The Struggle for the Tapes AugustSeptember 1973
That Incredible Month October 1973
I Am Not a Crook NovemberDecember 1973
Expletives Deleted AprilMay 1974
Hounded at Home Honored Abroad June 1July 3 1974
The Court RulesThe House Debates July 531 1974
A Resignation for a Pardon? August 16 1974
Resignation August 79 1974
Administration Agnew aides American announced bombing break-in Brezhnev Buzhardt campaign charges Colson Congress Court cover-up Dean’s defense Democrats détente Eisenhower election Ervin Committee executive privilege Ford Ford’s friends gave going Goldwater grand jury Haig Haldeman Haldeman and Ehrlichman Hunt Ibid impeachment interview Israel Jaworski John Connally John Dean Judiciary Committee Julie June Key Biscayne Kissinger knew La Casa Pacifica leaders Liddy meeting memo Memoirs Middle East Mitchell never Nixon asked Nixon called Nixon replied Nixon told Nixon wanted Nixon wrote NPMP Oval Office pardon Pat Nixon peace Petersen political politicians President presidential problem question Reagan Rebozo reporters Republican resignation Richard Nixon Richardson San Clemente Secretary Senator Sirica South Vietnam Soviet Union Special Prosecutor speech staff statement subpoena talk tapes television tell Thieu thing thought transcripts Tricia Vietnam vote Washington Post Watergate White House York Ziegler