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Nixon agonistes

Garry Wills

Nixon agonistes

the crisis of the self-made man.

by Garry Wills

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nixon, Richard M. -- 1913-1994.,
  • Presidents -- United States -- Biography.,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.

  • Edition Notes

    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE856 .W53
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 617 p.
    Number of Pages617
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17755155M

      Alongside Gary Wills's Nixon Agonistes, this work merits a place as one of the two most insightful books yet written on a character who never ceases to fascinate." Choice "Feeney is the former literary editor of the Boston Globe, and is not only thoroughly conversant with the cinema, but with American popular entertainment : Richard Milhous Nixon, –94, 37th President of the United States (–74), b. Yorba Linda, Calif. Political Career to A graduate of Whittier College and Duke law school, he practiced law in Whittier, Calif., from to , was briefly with the Office of Emergency Management, and served during World War II with the navy in the South Pacific.


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By considering some of the president's opinions, Wills comes to the controversial conclusion that Nixon was actually a liberal. Both entertaining and essential, Nixon Agonistes captures a troubled Brand: Open Road Media. Garry Wills (born ) is an American author, journalist, and historian, specializing in American history, politics, and religion, especially the history of the Catholic won a Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in Wills has written nearly forty books and, sincehas been a frequent reviewer for The New York Review of mater: Saint Louis University, Xavier.

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Garry Wills has caught that quality in Nixon Agonistes, which must be the best book so far about the man, the best written, the best thought out.

Many of us who live in Washington get so annoyed with Nixon, so bored by him, that we fail to exercise the charity that’s needed to understand another person, even a President. Wills doesn’t do that.

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