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Being Nixon - A Man Divided

Evan Thomas

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The landmark New York Times bestselling biography of Richard M. Nixon, a political savant whose gaping character flaws would drive him from the presidency and forever taint his legacy. "A biography of eloquence and breadth . . . No single volume about Nixon's long and interesting life could be so comprehensive."-Chicago Tribune One of Time's Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the Year In this revelatory biography, Evan Thomas delivers a radical, unique portrait of America's thirty-seventh president, Richard Nixon, a contradictory figure who was both determinedly optimistic and tragically flawed. One of the principal architects of the modern Republican Party and its "silent majority" of disaffected whites and conservative ex-Dixiecrats, Nixon was also deemed a liberal in some quarters for his efforts to desegregate Southern schools, create the Environmental Protection Agency, and end the draft. The son of devout Quakers, Richard Nixon (not unlike his rival John F. Kennedy) grew up in the shadow of an older, favored brother and thrived on conflict and opposition. Through high school and college, in the navy and in politics, Nixon was constantly leading crusades and fighting off enemies real and imagined. He possessed the plainspoken eloquence to reduce American television audiences to tears with his career-saving "Checkers" speech; meanwhile, Nixon's darker half hatched schemes designed to take down his political foes, earning him the notorious nickname "Tricky Dick." Drawing on a wide range of historical accounts, Thomas's biography reveals the contradictions of a leader whose vision and foresight led him to achieve détente with the Soviet Union and reestablish relations with communist China, but whose underhanded political tactics tainted his reputation long before the Watergate scandal. A deeply insightful character study as well as a brilliant political biography, Being Nixon offers a surprising look at a man capable of great bravery and extraordinary deviousness-a balanced portrait of a president too often reduce

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bob Walter

Length:

20h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:42


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:35


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:49


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:51


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:05


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:10


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:57


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:57


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:26


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:19


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:05


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:06


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:50


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:52


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:08


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:53


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:45


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:30


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:18


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:04


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:23


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:39


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:45


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:23


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:41


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:47


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

09:16


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:12


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:56


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:33


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:06


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:06


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:09


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:18


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:19


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:20


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:32


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:20


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:30


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:13


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:06


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:41


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:56


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:50


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:48


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:20


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:57


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:04


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

09:08


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:01


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:09


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:05


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:28


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:32


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:21


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:19


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:16


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:52


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:17


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:47


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:18


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:41


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:01


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:34


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:04


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

09:26


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

09:54


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:34


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:04


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

08:21


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

09:35


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:23


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:28


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:32


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

08:06


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:19


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

07:38


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

08:16


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:28


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:57


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:57


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:47


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:52


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:51


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

08:27


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:39


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:04


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

08:11


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:56


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

07:44


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

08:56


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

08:48


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:39


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

08:24


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

08:18


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:51


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

07:19


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:20


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

09:03


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

08:42


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:53


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:50


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

00:32