Kennedy & Nixon

The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America
Product Number: EB00578375
Released: Sep 29, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781439135310
Publisher: Free Press
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Description

In this compelling, smart, and well-researched dual biography, Chris Matthews shows how the contest between the charismatic John F. Kennedy and the talented yet haunted Richard Nixon propelled America toward Vietnam and Watergate. John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon each dreamed of becoming the great young leader of their age. First as friends, then as bitter enemies, they were linked by a historic rivalry that changed both them and their country. Fresh, entertaining, and revealing, Kennedy & Nixon reveals that the early fondness between the two men-Kennedy, for example, told a trusted friend that if he didn't receive the Democratic nomination in 1960, he would vote for Nixon-degenerated into distrust and bitterness. Using White House tapes, this book exposes Richard Nixon's dread of a Kennedy "restoration" in 1972 drove the dark deeds of Watergate. "Matthews tells his stories well, and Americans have a seemingly bottomless need to have these stories retold" (The New York Times Book Review).

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Author(s): Chris Matthews
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2011

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Author(s): Chris Matthews
Narrator(s): Nelson Runger
Product Number C1022
Released: Jan 17, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788734168
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Author(s): Chris Matthews
Narrator(s): Nelson Runger
Product Number Z13374
Released: Apr 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501965401

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