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Richard Nixon - The Life

John A. Farrell

Brilliantly researched, authoritatively crafted by a prize-winning biographer, and lively on the page, this is the Nixon we've been waiting for. Richard Nixon opens with young Navy lieutenant "Nick" Nixon returning from the Pacific and setting his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon's finer attributes quickly gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. It is a stunning overture to John A. Farrell's magisterial portrait of a man who embodied postwar American cynicism. Within four years of that first win, Nixon would be a U.S. senator; in six the vice president of the United States of America. "Few came so far, so fast, and so alone," Farrell writes. Finally president, Nixon's staff was full of bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, poverty, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War. Nixon had another legacy, too: an America divided and polarized. It was Nixon who launched the McCarthy era, who set South against North, and who spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country's elites. He persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances-and to look at one another as enemies. Finally, in August 1974, after two years of the mesmerizing intrigue and scandal known as Watergate, Nixon became the only president to resign in disgrace. Richard Nixon is an enthralling tour de force biography of our darkest president, one that reviewers will hail as a defining portrait, and the full life of Nixon readers have awaited.

Brilliantly researched, authoritatively crafted by a prize-winning biographer, and lively on the page, this is the Nixon we've been waiting for. Richard Nixon opens with young Navy lieutenant "Nick" Nixon returning from the Pacific and setting his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon's finer attributes quickly gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. It is a stunning overture to John A. Farrell's magisterial portrait of a man who embodied postwar American cynicism. Within four years of that first win, Nixon would be a U.S. senator; in six the vice president of the United States of America. "Few came so far, so fast, and so alone," Farrell writes. Finally president, Nixon's staff was full of bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, poverty, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War. Nixon had another legacy, too: an America divided and polarized. It was Nixon who launched the McCarthy era, who set South against North, and who spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country's elites. He persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances-and to look at one another as enemies. Finally, in August 1974, after two years of the mesmerizing intrigue and scandal known as Watergate, Nixon became the only president to resign in disgrace. Richard Nixon is an enthralling tour de force biography of our darkest president, one that reviewers will hail as a defining portrait, and the full life of Nixon readers have awaited.
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Brilliantly researched, authoritatively crafted by a prize-winning biographer, and lively on the page, this is the Nixon we've been waiting for. Richard Nixon opens with young Navy lieutenant "Nick" Nixon returning from the Pacific and setting his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon's finer attributes quickly gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. It is a stunning overture to John A. Farrell's magisterial portrait of a man who embodied postwar American cynicism. Within four years of that first win, Nixon would be a U.S. senator; in six the vice president of the United States of America. "Few came so far, so fast, and so alone," Farrell writes. Finally president, Nixon's staff was full of bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, poverty, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War. Nixon had another legacy, too: an America divided and polarized. It was Nixon who launched the McCarthy era, who set South against North, and who spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country's elites. He persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances-and to look at one another as enemies. Finally, in August 1974, after two years of the mesmerizing intrigue and scandal known as Watergate, Nixon became the only president to resign in disgrace. Richard Nixon is an enthralling tour de force biography of our darkest president, one that reviewers will hail as a defining portrait, and the full life of Nixon readers have awaited.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dan Woren

Length:

28h 59m


Chapters

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04:05

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:19


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:16


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:47


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:59


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:36


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:13


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:23


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:11


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:37


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:05


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:15


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:54


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:45


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:57


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:48


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:01


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:38


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:51


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:02


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:17


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:56


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:23


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

09:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:26


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:04


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:00


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:46


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:12


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:59


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:14


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:15


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:38


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:11


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:21


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:30


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:48


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:47


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:02


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:40


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:44


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:12


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:46


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:51


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:09


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:58


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:45


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:50


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:42


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:37


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:33


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:00


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:10


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:30


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:39


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

09:02


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:19


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:09


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:10


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:16


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

09:02


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:44


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:17


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:34


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:42


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:49


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

09:50


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:19


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:12


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

09:21


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

09:53


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:35


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

09:06


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:40


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:57


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:45


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:18


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:52


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

09:13


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

07:53


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:18


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:57


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:25


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:46


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:57


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:45


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:39


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:03


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

09:37


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:28


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:50


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:12


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:13


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

08:45


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:51


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:34


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:24


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:49


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:49


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

07:11


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:41


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:12


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

08:46


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:31


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:29


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:53


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:03


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:09


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:44


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:44


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

06:13


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:45


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

08:11


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:10


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

08:26


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

08:45


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

06:02


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

08:08


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

07:17


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

09:29


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:21


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

07:29


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

06:38


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:03


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

04:52


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:59


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:58


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

07:14


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

07:53


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

09:10


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

04:49


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:54


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

05:54


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

05:46


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

04:18


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

08:15


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

07:41


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

08:19


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

08:01

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