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Being Nixon a man divided by Thomas, Evan

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Politics and government,
  • Presidents,
  • Biography

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-591) and index.

StatementEvan Thomas
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE856 .T48 2015
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 619 pages
Number of Pages619
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26885170M
ISBN 100812995368
ISBN 109780812995367
LC Control Number2015009669
OCLC/WorldCa904756092

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  Review: Evan Thomas’s ‘Being Nixon: A Man Divided,’ a Glossy Biography Richard M. Nixon, presidential candidate, in a ticker-tape parade in Chicago in Credit.   If “Being Nixon” struggles to encompass Nixon’s whole life, “One Man Against the World” zeros in on the Vietnam War and Watergate, with other Cold War dramas — China, détente, Chile. “Being Nixon: A Man Divided” by Evan Thomas was published in Thomas was a writer and editor for over three decades at Newsweek and Time Magazine and served as visiting professor at Harvard and Princeton. He is the author of nine books including “Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World” which I read and enjoyed. About Being Nixon. 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.”—.

  Evan Thomas is the author of nine books: The Wise Men (with Walter Isaacson), The Man to See, The Very Best Men, Robert Kennedy, John Paul Jones, Sea of Thunder, The War Lovers, Ike’s Bluff, and Being Paul Jones and Sea of Thunder were New York Times bestsellers. Thomas was a writer, correspondent, and editor for thirty-three years at 5/5(2).   Evan Thomas is the author of nine books: The Wise Men (with Walter Isaacson), The Man to See, The Very Best Men, Robert Kennedy, John Paul Jones, Sea of Thunder, The War Lovers, Ike’s Bluff, and Being Paul Jones and Sea of Thunder were New York Times bestsellers. Thomas was a writer, correspondent, and editor for thirty-three years at /5(3).   What the books lauding Nixon’s domestic policy fail to make clear is the context in which he was operating, and the role that he had in the . A sympathetic—unusually so—portrait of the disgraced president by accomplished biographer and historian Thomas (Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World, , etc.).Richard Nixon is so often the villain that it’s sometimes surprising to be reminded of his real accomplishments, no matter how politically calculating or unwilling, from détente with the .

So it was refreshing to see a more balanced account in Being Nixon, by author and journalist Evan Thomas. I wouldn’t call it a sympathetic portrait—in many ways, Nixon was a deeply unsympathetic person—but it is an empathetic one. Rather than just focusing on Nixon’s presidency, Thomas takes a cradle-to-the-grave approach. Evan Thomas takes a different approach in his masterpiece, Being Nixon. In this book, he eschews much of the early family chronicles, except for those parts that helped shape Nixon the man. We experience the campaigns, his runs for Congress, Governor, & Senate, his time as Vice President and President/5. 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 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 .   Evan Thomas, author of [Being Nixon], recalls the life of America's 37th President Richard Nixon. He speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss at the Wisconsin Book Festival.