Thursday, February 2, 2017

Nixon Compendium

Books critical of Nixon:

Books praising Nixon:
Richard M. Nixon a Life in Full by Lord Conrad Black

Required Reading:
Before the Fall by William Safire
With Nixon by Raymond K. Price
Three Volume Nixon by Stephen Ambrose
One of Us by Tom Wicker

1968 Campaign - Jules Witcover
The Year the Dream Died
The resurrection of Richard Nixon
Very Strange Bedfellows: The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew

1960 Campaign Famous but Overrated Source:
The Making of the President, 1960

1960 Campaign Good Retrospectives:
LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies by David Pietrusza
Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election of 1960 by Professor Emdond F. Kallina
(underestimates mob influence)

1960 Campaign Dirty Politics:
The Kennedy Brothers by Richard D. Mahoney (good source on Mob influence over election)
The Real Making of the President by W.J. Rorabaugh
Bad Blood: Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy and the Tumultous 1960s
Mutual Contempt: Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy and the Feud that Defined a Decade.
Nightmare: The Underside of the Nixon Years by J. Anthony Lucas
The Arrogance of Power: The Secret World of Richard Nixon by Anthony Summers
Nixon's Darkest Secrets by Don Fulsom

Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters, Nixon Reporting:
Dan E. Moldea

Watergate beyond the established narrative:
Secret Agenda by Jim Hougan
Silent Coup by Leonard Colodny and Robert Gettlin
White House Call Girl by Phil Stanford

Hardliners attempt to undo Nixon's detente:
Forty Years War by Leonard Colodny

Nixon Attorney General John Mitchell
The Strong Man by James Rosen

Geoff Shepards examination of John Dean

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