By Melvin Small
This spouse bargains an summary of Richard M. Nixon’s existence, presidency, and legacy, in addition to a close examine the evolution and present country, of Nixon scholarship.
- Examines the important arguments and scholarly debates that encompass his time period in office
- Explores Nixon’s legacy and the historic value of his years as president
- Covers the whole variety of subject matters, from his campaigns for Congress, to his occupation as Vice-President, to his presidency and Watergate
- Makes broad use of the new paper and digital releases from the Nixon Presidential fabrics Project
Chapter One Nixon Biographies (pages 5–26): Iwan W. Morgan
Chapter The Pre?Political Years, 1913–1945 (pages 27–48): Joseph Dmohowski
Chapter 3 Pat Nixon (pages 49–67): Gil Troy
Chapter 4 The Congressional Years (pages 68–83): Anthony Rama Maravillas
Chapter 5 The Alger Hiss Case (pages 84–101): Athan G. Theoharis
Chapter Six The Richard Nixon Vice Presidency: learn with out the Nixon Manuscripts (pages 102–121): Irwin F. Gellman
Chapter Seven The Election of 1960 (pages 122–140): W. J. Rorabaugh
Chapter 8 The Election of 1968 (pages 141–163): Melvin Small
Chapter 9 The Election of 1972 (pages 164–184): Rick Perlstein
Chapter Ten the executive Presidency (pages 185–201): Karen M. Hult
Chapter 11 Richard Nixon, the good Society, and Social Reforms: A misplaced chance? (pages 202–211): Romain Huret
Chapter Twelve Civil Rights coverage (pages 212–234): Dean J. Kotlowski
Chapter 13 fiscal coverage (pages 235–251): Nigel Bowles
Chapter Fourteen Political Realignment (pages 252–269): Robert Mason
Chapter Fifteen Nixon and the surroundings (pages 270–291): Paul Charles Milazzo
Chapter 16 Nixon and the Media (pages 292–310): Tim Kiska
Chapter Seventeen Nixon and Dissent (pages 311–327): Katherine Scott
Chapter Eighteen Nixon and Agnew (pages 328–342): Justin P. Coffey
Chapter Nineteen international coverage evaluation (pages 343–361): Jussi M. Hanhimaki
Chapter Twenty Nixon and Kissinger (pages 362–379): Robert D. Schulzinger
Chapter Twenty?One The Vietnam battle (pages 380–399): Jeffrey P. Kimball
Chapter Twenty?Two Explorations of Detente (pages 400–424): Keith L. Nelson
Chapter Twenty?Three The China Card (pages 425–443): Evelyn Goh
Chapter Twenty?Four Nixon and Europe: Transatlantic coverage within the Shadow of different Priorities (pages 444–459): Luke A. Nichter
Chapter Twenty?Five Latin the United States and the search for balance (pages 460–477): Mark Atwood Lawrence
Chapter Twenty?Six Watergate (pages 479–498): Keith W. Olson
Chapter Twenty?Seven Nixon and Ford (pages 499–518): John Robert Greene
Chapter Twenty?Eight Nixon's snapshot: a quick heritage (pages 519–545): David Greenberg
Chapter Twenty?Nine The Nixon Tapes (pages 546–562): Sahr Conway?Lanz
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