Nixon and Kissinger

Nixon and Kissinger

Partners in Power

Book - 2007
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Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger were two of the most compelling, contradictory, and important leaders in America in the second half of the twentieth century. Both were largely self-made men, brimming with ambition and often ruthless in pursuit of their goals. Tapping into recently disclosed documents and tapes, historian Dallek uncovers fascinating details about Nixon and Kissinger's tumultuous personal relationship--their collaboration and rivalry--and the extent to which they struggled to outdo each other in foreign policy achievements. He also analyzes their dealings with power brokers at home and abroad, including the nightmare of Vietnam, the brilliant opening to China, détente with the Soviet Union, the Yom Kippur War in the Middle East, the disastrous overthrow of Allende in Chile, and growing tensions between India and Pakistan, while recognizing how both men were continually plotting to distract the American public's attention away from the growing scandal of Watergate.--From publisher de
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Pub., c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060722302
Branch Call Number: 973.924 D163N
Characteristics: xii, 740 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm


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Sep 22, 2013

Dallek's book is valuable as a study of these two men and how their fates enmeshed during the six years of Nixon's presidency. We see that Kissinger's preference for Rockefeller over Nixon almost cost him the cabinet post he so wanted.


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