Catalogue


Richard Nixon : speeches, writings, documents /
edited and introduced by Rick Perlstein.
imprint
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008.
description
lxix, 291 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0691136998 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780691136998 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
added author
uniform title
series title
imprint
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008.
isbn
0691136998 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780691136998 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
6651992
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Reviews
Review Quotes
Rick Perlstein's Nixon anthology is extremely impressive. Given that Nixon wrote or heavily edited most of his speeches, this collection of representative statements not only sheds much light on Nixon's long public life but it also reveals much about his multifaceted personality. And Perlstein's introduction and notes are insightful and balanced.
This selection of Nixon documents is excellent, as is Rick Perlstein's introduction. It gets Nixon right, and it identifies the defining themes of his life and career.
This item was reviewed in:
Wall Street Journal, August 2008
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Summaries
Main Description
The first book to present America's most controversial president in his own words across his entire career, this unique collection of Richard Nixon's most important writings dramatically demonstrates why he has had such a profound impact on American life. This volume gathers everything from schoolboy letters to geostrategic manifestos and Oval Office transcripts to create a fascinating portrait of Nixon, one that is enriched by an extensive introduction in which Rick Perlstein puts forward a major reinterpretation of the thirty-seventh president's rise and fall. This anthology includes some of the most famous addresses in American history, from Nixon's "Checkers" speech (1952) and "Last Press Conference" (1962), to the "Silent Majority" speech (1969) and White House farewell. These texts are joined by campaign documents--including the infamous "Pink Sheet" from the 1950 Senate race--that give stark evidence of Nixon's slashing political style. Made easily available here for the first time, these writings give new depth to our understanding of Nixon.
Main Description
The first book to present America's most controversial president in his own words across his entire career, this unique collection of Richard Nixon's most important writings dramatically demonstrates why he has had such a profound impact on American life. This volume gathers everything from schoolboy letters to geostrategic manifestos and Oval Office transcripts to create a fascinating portrait of Nixon, one that is enriched by an extensive introduction in which Rick Perlstein puts forward a major reinterpretation of the thirty-seventh president's rise and fall.This anthology includes some of the most famous addresses in American history, from Nixon's "Checkers" speech (1952) and "Last Press Conference" (1962), to the "Silent Majority" speech (1969) and White House farewell. These texts are joined by campaign documents--including the infamous "Pink Sheet" from the 1950 Senate race--that give stark evidence of Nixon's slashing political style. Made easily available here for the first time, these writings give new depth to our understanding of Nixon.
Back Cover Copy
"This selection of Nixon documents is excellent, as is Rick Perlstein's introduction. It gets Nixon right, and it identifies the defining themes of his life and career."--David Greenberg, Rutgers University, author ofNixon's Shadow: The History of an Image"Rick Perlstein's Nixon anthology is extremely impressive. Given that Nixon wrote or heavily edited most of his speeches, this collection of representative statements not only sheds much light on Nixon's long public life but it also reveals much about his multifaceted personality. And Perlstein's introduction and notes are insightful and balanced."--Timothy Naftali, author ofBlind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism
Bowker Data Service Summary
Presenting America's most controversial president in his own words across his entire career, this unique collection of Richard Nixon's most important writings dramatically demonstrates why he has had such a profound impact on American life.
Back Cover Copy
"This selection of Nixon documents is excellent, as is Rick Perlstein's introduction. It gets Nixon right, and it identifies the defining themes of his life and career."--David Greenberg, Rutgers University, author of Nixon's Shadow: The History of an Image "Rick Perlstein's Nixon anthology is extremely impressive. Given that Nixon wrote or heavily edited most of his speeches, this collection of representative statements not only sheds much light on Nixon's long public life but it also reveals much about his multifaceted personality. And Perlstein's introduction and notes are insightful and balanced."--Timothy Naftali, author of Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism
Back Cover Copy
"This selection of Nixon documents is excellent, as is Rick Perlstein's introduction. It gets Nixon right, and it identifies the defining themes of his life and career."--David Greenberg, Rutgers University, author ofNixon's Shadow: The History of an Image "Rick Perlstein's Nixon anthology is extremely impressive. Given that Nixon wrote or heavily edited most of his speeches, this collection of representative statements not only sheds much light on Nixon's long public life but it also reveals much about his multifaceted personality. And Perlstein's introduction and notes are insightful and balanced."--Timothy Naftali, author ofBlind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism
Back Cover Copy
"This selection of Nixon documents is excellent, as is Rick Perlstein's introduction. It gets Nixon right, and it identifies the defining themes of his life and career."-- David Greenberg, Rutgers University, author of Nixon's Shadow: The History of an Image "Rick Perlstein's Nixon anthology is extremely impressive. Given that Nixon wrote or heavily edited most of his speeches, this collection of representative statements not only sheds much light on Nixon's long public life but it also reveals much about his multifaceted personality. And Perlstein's introduction and notes are insightful and balanced."-- Timothy Naftali, author of Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism
Table of Contents
General Editor's Introductionp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Bibliographic Notep. lxxi
Youth
From RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon (1978)p. 3
Two letters (1923 and 1924)p. 5
"Our Privileges under the Constitution" (1929)p. 7
From the Frank Gannon interviews (1983)p. 14
Congress
"The Hiss Case-A Lesson for the American People" (January 26, 1950)p. 19
The "Pink Sheet" (1950)p. 60
The "Checkers Speech" (September 23, 1952)p. 64
Vice President
"When you go out to shoot rats" (March 13, 1954)p. 83
The "Kitchen Debate" (July 24, 1959)p. 88
Opening Statement, The Great Debate: Kennedy v. Nixon (September 26, 1960)p. 97
Comeback
"Gentlemen, this is my last press conference" (November 6, 1962)p. 105
"The irresponsible tactics of some of the extreme civil rights leaders" (February 12, 1964)p. 113
"Appraisal from Manila" (November 4, 1966)p. 117
"What Has Happened to America?" (Reader's Digest, October 1967)p. 121
"Asia after Viet Nam" (Foreign Affairs, October 1967)p. 128
"The first civil right of every American is to be free from domestic violence" (August 8, 1968)p. 145
President
"To lower our voices would be a simple thing" (January 20, 1969)p. 153
"The present welfare system has to be judged a colossal failure" (August 8, 1969)p. 163
"The great silent majority to my fellow Americans" (November 3, 1969)p. 170
"The postwar period in international relations has ended" (February 18, 1970)p. 191
Four Vietnam Statements (1970)p. 200
Two political statements (1970)p. 209
"Our best days lie ahead" (August 15, 1971)p. 217
"One China" (February 24, 1972)p. 223
"He can undisappear if we want him to" (June 23, 1972)p. 232
"Her name was Tanya" (August 23, 1972)p. 238
"There can be no whitewash at the White House" (April 30, 1973)p. 242
"I am not a crook" (November 17, 1973)p. 255
"I made clear there was to be no coverup" (April 29, 1974)p. 259
"My mother was a saint" (August 9, 1974)p. 269
Indexp. 277
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem