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One man against the world the tragedy of Richard Nixon

by Weiner, Tim (Author)

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Tim Weiner paints a devastating portrait of a tortured yet brilliant man who led the country largely according to a deep-seated insecurity and distrust of not only his cabinet and congress, but the American population at large. In riveting, tick-tock prose, Weiner illuminates how the Vietnam War and... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • "A great, bad man"
  • "This is treason"
  • "He was surrounded by enemies"
  • "He will let them know who is boss around here"
  • "The center cannot hold"
  • "Madman"
  • "Don't strike a king unless you intend to kill him"
  • "A pitiful, helpless giant"
  • "An unmitigated disaster"
  • "Only we have the power"
  • "We're not going to lose this war"
  • "It's a conspiracy"
  • "I can see the whole thing unravel"
  • "It is illegal, but ..."
  • "Night and fog"
  • "From one extreme to another"
  • "This is the supreme test"
  • "Palace intrigue"
  • "We have produced a horrible tragedy"
  • "A hell of a way to end the goddamn war"
  • "You could get a million dollars"
  • "Vietnam had found its successor"
  • "The President of the United States can never admit that"
  • "The same enemies"
  • United States v. Richard Milhous Nixon.