Nixon in Winter

  • by Monica Crowley
  • Narrated by Anna Fields
  • 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

During the last four years of Richard Nixon's life, Monica Crowley served as his foreign-policy assistant and political confidante - a trusted member of the small circle of advisers with whom he shared hours of daily one-on-one conversations. This is the remarkable story of the final public and private years of the 37th president, based on full reconstructions of the conversations Crowley had with him at the time. Nixon in Winter puts the listener behind the scenes with the former president, allowing a unique glimpse into his life as elder statesman and private citizen. It is filled with dramatic revelations about Nixon's influential role on the world stage, whether taking action himself to guide American foreign policy or whispering advice to his successors. His hardheaded views on the end of the cold war, his emotional final trip to China, his powerful inside role during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, and his poignant thoughts on the legacy of Vietnam are recounted, as well as his frustrations with being out of power and with the foreign-policy failures of presidents Bush and Clinton. With astonishing candor, Nixon also shares his final, startling thoughts of Watergate, including his assessments of all the major players in the scandal and what he would - and would not - have done differently. And he offers an uncompromising look at the way the sexual scandals surrounding the Kennedys, Bill Clinton, Clarence Thomas, and Robert Packwood have changed the politics of scandal. Above all, he reveals a more private self than ever before as he reflects on his faith and his family, copes with the death of Mrs. Nixon, and struggles to deal with aging and the only force that could ultimately destroy him: death.

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Nixon The Elder Statesman

This is a fascinating book about the last few years of President Nixons life, it shows he was still a passionate advocate of foreign policy in America. Full of ideas and not afraid to stick it down the throats of currant administrations in the White House and to foreign powers both home and abroad. His passion on Russia, China and various other parts of the world comes through very strongly as does his frustration that his ability to get things done is limited. It does show more to Nixon than Watergate, which is in the book and does tell his regrets in his political life. I was truly amazed at how his passion had not lessened with age and he did become a true elder statesman and I have come to understand Nixon just that bit more and can't help but wonder what would have happened if he'd lived longer.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-11-2000
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.