Melvin Small's A Companion to Richard M. Nixon PDF

By Melvin Small

This significant other bargains an outline of Richard M. Nixon’s lifestyles, presidency, and legacy, in addition to an in depth examine the evolution and present nation, of Nixon scholarship.

  • Examines the significant arguments and scholarly debates that encompass his time period in office
  • Explores Nixon’s legacy and the old importance of his years as president
  • Covers the entire diversity of issues, from his campaigns for Congress, to his occupation as Vice-President, to his presidency and Watergate
  • Makes large 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 out 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 nice 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 evaluate (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 different 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 photo: a quick background (pages 519–545): David Greenberg
Chapter Twenty?Nine The Nixon Tapes (pages 546–562): Sahr Conway?Lanz

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Interestingly, Nixon desists from direct criticism of Henry Kissinger, who did not show the same restraint about his old boss in his memoirs. Kissinger wrote about the opening to China, for example, as illustrating Nixon’s “tendency for illusion to become reality, a brooding and involuted streak that, together with starker character traits, at first flawed, and later destroyed, a Presidency so rich in foreign policy achievements” (Kissinger 1979: 1094–5). Nevertheless, Nixon does quote with evident relish Secretary of State William Rogers’s view of his arch-rival for the president’s ear as “Machiavellian, deceitful, egotistic, arrogant, and insulting” (Nixon 1978: 433).

Predating Barber, the first entry in this field was journalist-academic Gary Wills’s Nixon Agonistes (1970), but in reality this was more cultural history with Nixon at its center than psychobiography. indd 11 2/10/2011 9:48:10 AM 12 I WA N W . M O R G A N the “psycho” kind – because Nixon is reduced to a one-dimensional figure. As a consequence, Wills leaves many questions about his protagonist unasked let alone unanswered. In particular, if Nixon was so inauthentic, why did he generate controversy throughout his career and why was he so prone to take political and policy risks?

Neither years nor the dates of death for either brother were revealed in this confusing account (Mazo 1959: 20). Mazo presented significant new information about Richard Nixon’s South Pacific Command Air Transport (SCAT) naval-service duty based upon interviews with navy personnel who had known Nixon during the war. Lester Wroble described Nixon’s outpost at Green Island, where he set up “Nixon’s Hamburger Stand” and demonstrated a talent at procuring hard-to-find items, like bourbon. Wroble recalled a single poker pot that reached $1,100 in a Green Island card game, and described Nixon’s style: “He always played it cautious and close to the belt … he seemed always to end up in a game somewhere between $30 and $60 ahead” (Mazo 1959: 33).

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