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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (638 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Dallek Narrator: Eric Conger Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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More than 30 years after working side by side in the White House, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger still stand as two of the most compelling, contradictory, and powerful American leaders of the second half of the 20th century. Both were largely self-made men, brimming with ambition, driven by their own inner demons, and often ruthless in pursuit of their goals. From January 1969 to August 1974, their collaboration and rivalry resulted in the making of foreign policy that would leave a defining mark on the Nixon presidency.

Tapping into a wealth of recently declassified documents and tapes, Robert Dallek uncovers fascinating details about Nixon and Kissinger's tumultuous personal relationship and the extent to which they struggled to outdo each other in the quest for foreign policy achievements. With unprecedented detail, Dallek reveals Nixon's erratic behavior during Watergate and the extent to which Kissinger was complicit in trying to help Nixon use national security to prevent his impeachment or resignation.

Illuminating, authoritative, revelatory, and utterly engrossing, Nixon and Kissinger provides a startling new picture of the immense power and sway these two men held in affecting world history. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alan Webber | 2/15/2014

    " Tricky Dicky and Henry--what a couple! Political sociopaths, self-absorbed loners, interested in power above all else. This book uses hours of tape from the Nixon archives to paint detailed and, frankly, scary pictures of America's oddest political odd couple. Read it before you go see Frost/Nixon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Greg | 2/8/2014

    " This is an impressive work...Robert Dallek produces an organized inside-look at the Nixon presidency. Being a hopeful history major, I was impressed with Dallek's input at the rise and fall of Richard Nixon as President, and Secretary of State/National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger's continuing support through the five-and-a-half years of the Nixon presidency. A must-read for all history majors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christopher Lehmann | 2/7/2014

    " About a quarter way through this. Man, what a pair of loonies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sofia | 2/4/2014

    " I tend to love history books on tape (see Cokie Roberts' "Ladies of Liberty"), but this one felt like a bit of a slog. To the book's credit, it's well written, well read, and I learned a lot, but I just wasn't swept away with it all. It probably has something to do with the eponymous historical figures -- not exactly the world's most sympathetic men. "

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