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from plifted and inspired to disgusted and ashamed Thomas shows how Nixon was a brilliant activist courageous peacemaker uplifted and inspired to disgusted and ashamed Thomas shows how Nixon was a brilliant activist courageous peacemaker savvy visionary However his extreme shyness endless insecurities and incessant need for approval left him struggling with conflicted instincts on how to handle his enemies both real and perceived In devising ways to Real Service undermine his opponents he allowed a toxic environment to develop and runnchecked around him which ltimately cost #him the presidency But as a world leader he possessed nparalleled #the presidency But as a world leader he possessed nparalleled spirited energy and a belief in idealism The indelible image Thomas leaves me with is that Nixon was a true fighter always resilient in his ability to bounce back Nonetheless he made a number of foolish mistakes in how he chose to carry out his battles It is always a pleasure to read Evan Thomas s work The grace and precision of his language is nothing short of poetical Evan Thomas has achieved the seemingly impossible by crafting this highly entertaining informative insightful and balanced biography of our 37th president Sympathetic without being apologetic this book is the best single volume biography of Nixon that I have encountered in my many years of wandering through the vast forest of Nixon literature You will fly through this book and come away with a fair portrait of a totally fascinating figure Recommended by Bill Gates I picked p a copy of this book a few years ago in the bargain. Xon not JAPAN 1/1M3. unlike his rival John F Kennedy grewp in the shadow of an older favored brother and thrived on conflict and opposition Through high school and college in
The Navy And In Politicsnavy and in politics was constantly leading crusades and fighting off enemies real and imagined As maudlin as he was Machiavellian Nixon possessed the plainspoken elouence to reduce American television audiences to tears with his career saving “Checkers” speech; meanwhile his 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 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 nderhanded political tactics tainted his reputation long before the Watergate scandal One of the principal architects of the modern Republican Party and its “silent majority” of disaffected whites and conserv.
Read & Download Being NixonWell wow This was a surprisingly wonderful readI am not a politically minded person but I will admit to having a certain fascination with the Watergate story probably because I am an ethically minded person and those events are a classic nraveling of comeuppance for wrongdoing Naturally Nixon to me has long been the national
BogeymanBut Now Evan Thomas Wellnow Evan Thomas well gracefully written work has shown me what it was like to #experience the Nixon era from Nixon s point of view Without sparing well deserved criticism Thomas convincingly shows s a #the Nixon era from Nixon s point of view Without sparing well deserved criticism Thomas convincingly shows s a who had strengths and good intentions as well as mockable character flaws A human being with whom I could actually sympathize I learned a lot about Nixon and politics from this book and I may even have learned something of general value about assessing the overt behavior of well publicized individuals They seem SpecOps: Expeditionary Force, Book 2 utterly knowable because their actions are wellpublicized but the complete story may not be immediately evidentI m still not sorry that I never voted for Nixon but now I know that he was less powerful and pitiable than i ever would have supposed Evan Thomas is the master of the nuanced biography As he did to perfection with his study of Bobby Kennedy he links together anecdotes to form a most enthralling and insightful portrait of Richard Nixon In adding to the vast literature on the 37th President Thomas offers a balanced and compelling look into both Nixon s personal and political lives The bo. Evan Thomas delivers the best single volume biography of Richard Nixon to date a radicalniue portrait of a complicated figure who was both determinedly optimistic and tragically flawed The New York Times bestselling author of Ike’s Bluff and Sea of Thunder Thomas brings new life to one of American history’s
most infamous paradoxical and enigmatic politicians dispensing with myths to achieve an intimate and nuanced look at the actualinfamous paradoxical and enigmatic politicians dispensing with myths to achieve an intimate and nuanced look at the actual What drove a painfully shy outcast in elite Washington society a man so self conscious he refused to make eye contact during meetings to pursue power and public office How did a president so attuned to the American political id that he won reelection in a historic landslide lack the self awareness to recognize the gaping character flaws that would drive him from office and forever taint his legacy In Being Nixon Evan Thomas peels away the layers of the complex confounding figure who became America’s thirty seventh president The son of devout akers Richard Ni. .
Section at Barnes and Noble Its #length and most assuredly what would be dense content made me hesitant to start reading it #and most assuredly what would be dense content made me hesitant to start reading it Thomas does a great job of laying out the life and presidency of Richard Nixon in a way that is informative and engaging I wasn t born during the Nixon era but I was too old for it to have been taught in school when
I Went So My Knowledgewent so my knowledge Nixon was admittedly narrow After reading this I find myself fascinated by his character and time as president I believe there is no apter a description than
What Thomas Uses Nixon WasThomas ses Nixon was a man divided Having been raised in a liberal household full of Nixon haters I found it embarrassing at first to realize how much I empathized with Nixon at the start of his political career I recognized Nixon s strengths as admirable and felt for him as he wrestled with shyness and social exclusion An older friend had told me he had voted for Nixon over Kennedy in 1960 Thomas s book shows me for the first time how Nixon could make such a choice viable Evan Thomas does a great job of showing how after winning the presidency Nixon s personal weaknesses created a vicious cycle of isolation and paranoia The balance of detail and narrative and interpretation is just right Readable and insightful BEING NIXON has helped me better nderstand the political world I grew p in and whose legacy we are living with today and the complex emotionally How to Be an Even Better Listener unstable figure at the heart of so many of its most turbulent moments. Ative ex Dixiecrats Nixon was also deemed a liberal in somearters for his efforts to desegregate Southern schools create the Environmental Protection Agency and end the draft 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 reduced to caricaturePraise for Being Nixon“A biography of elouence and breadth No single volume about Nixon’s long and interesting life could be so comprehensive” Chicago Tribune “Terrifically engaging a fair insightful and highly entertaining portrait” The Wall Street Journal “Thomas has a fine eye for the telling The Robot Lovers uote and the funny vignette and his style is eminently readable” The New York Times Book Review “Thomas proves an amiable and fair minded tour guide” The Boston Globe “A measured concise and important American biography” Michael Beschloss author of Presidential Courag.