Before the Fall: An Inside View of the Pre-Watergate White House

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April 2005



As Safire says in his Prologue: "In this memoir, which is neither a biography of (Nixon) nor an autobiography of me nor a narrative history of our times, there is an attempt to figure out what was good and bad about him, what he was trying to do and how well he succeeded, how he used and affected some of the people around him, and an effort not to lose sight of all that went right in examining what went wrong." As a president, Safire discusses Nixon and the Vietnam War, foreign policy, economics, and race relations. As a partisan, he discusses Nixons attempt to form an alignment across party lines, successful in many respects before the president tolerated the excesses that eventually corrupted his administration. And as a person, Safire finds that Nixon was a mixture of Woodrow Wilson, Machiavelli, Theodore Roosevelt, and Shakespeares Cassiusan idealistic conniver evoking the strenuous life while he thinks too much.

EAN: 9781412804660
ISBN: 1412804663
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2005
Seitenanzahl: 704 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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