By Melvin Small
This better half bargains an outline of Richard M. Nixon’s existence, presidency, and legacy, in addition to a close examine the evolution and present nation, of Nixon scholarship.
- Examines the valuable arguments and scholarly debates that encompass his time period in office
- Explores Nixon’s legacy and the ancient value of his years as president
- Covers the whole diversity of subject matters, from his campaigns for Congress, to his profession as Vice-President, to his presidency and Watergate
- Makes vast use of the new paper and digital releases from the Nixon Presidential fabrics Project
Chapter One Nixon Biographies (pages 5–26): Iwan W. Morgan
Chapter The Pre?Political Years, 1913–1945 (pages 27–48): Joseph Dmohowski
Chapter 3 Pat Nixon (pages 49–67): Gil Troy
Chapter 4 The Congressional Years (pages 68–83): Anthony Rama Maravillas
Chapter 5 The Alger Hiss Case (pages 84–101): Athan G. Theoharis
Chapter Six The Richard Nixon Vice Presidency: study with no the Nixon Manuscripts (pages 102–121): Irwin F. Gellman
Chapter Seven The Election of 1960 (pages 122–140): W. J. Rorabaugh
Chapter 8 The Election of 1968 (pages 141–163): Melvin Small
Chapter 9 The Election of 1972 (pages 164–184): Rick Perlstein
Chapter Ten the executive Presidency (pages 185–201): Karen M. Hult
Chapter 11 Richard Nixon, the good Society, and Social Reforms: A misplaced chance? (pages 202–211): Romain Huret
Chapter Twelve Civil Rights coverage (pages 212–234): Dean J. Kotlowski
Chapter 13 financial coverage (pages 235–251): Nigel Bowles
Chapter Fourteen Political Realignment (pages 252–269): Robert Mason
Chapter Fifteen Nixon and the surroundings (pages 270–291): Paul Charles Milazzo
Chapter 16 Nixon and the Media (pages 292–310): Tim Kiska
Chapter Seventeen Nixon and Dissent (pages 311–327): Katherine Scott
Chapter Eighteen Nixon and Agnew (pages 328–342): Justin P. Coffey
Chapter Nineteen international coverage evaluation (pages 343–361): Jussi M. Hanhimaki
Chapter Twenty Nixon and Kissinger (pages 362–379): Robert D. Schulzinger
Chapter Twenty?One The Vietnam struggle (pages 380–399): Jeffrey P. Kimball
Chapter Twenty?Two Explorations of Detente (pages 400–424): Keith L. Nelson
Chapter Twenty?Three The China Card (pages 425–443): Evelyn Goh
Chapter Twenty?Four Nixon and Europe: Transatlantic coverage within the Shadow of alternative Priorities (pages 444–459): Luke A. Nichter
Chapter Twenty?Five Latin the United States and the hunt for balance (pages 460–477): Mark Atwood Lawrence
Chapter Twenty?Six Watergate (pages 479–498): Keith W. Olson
Chapter Twenty?Seven Nixon and Ford (pages 499–518): John Robert Greene
Chapter Twenty?Eight Nixon's snapshot: a short historical past (pages 519–545): David Greenberg
Chapter Twenty?Nine The Nixon Tapes (pages 546–562): Sahr Conway?Lanz
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In many respects, the themes of the biography update those of the pre-Watergate genre. Devoting nearly twothirds of his book to the pre-presidential Nixon, Aitken emphasizes his rise from modest origins, his fortitude in the Hiss case, and his resiliency in dealing with crises and setbacks in his career. The presidential section attempts to strike a balance between recognition of Nixon’s Watergate wrongdoings (narrowly defined in terms of obstruction of justice rather than abuse of power) and his achievements as peacemaker and international statesman.
Where his record was vulnerable, it was evasive and sometimes dubious, especially in his lawlessness, cynicism, and endless threats of illegal vengeance on enemies” (Black 2007: 1018). Secondly, with its publication marking the launch of Nixon’s drive for rehabilitation, the memoir carries far more importance for personal redemption than was the case for any other presidential autobiography. Measured by this criterion, however, it could only be the opening shot in a campaign that would succeed well beyond what might have looked possible on August 8, 1974 without ever doing so in absolute terms.
A Companion to Richard M. Nixon by Melvin Small