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More than thirty 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 leaders in America in the second half of the twentieth 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 reach 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “What Mr. Dallek has done, and done remarkably deftly, in this volume is focus on the relationship between the two men, and the ways in which their personal traits—their drive, their paranoia and their hunger for power and control—affected their performance in office and informed their foreign policy decisions.”

    New York Times

  • “Histories of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, that Cold War odd couple, hold intrinsic interest, but Robert Dallek’s book possesses a significance all its own.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Read with precision by Conger…Conger pulls listeners into Nixon and Kissinger’s struggle by ceding center stage to them.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Dallek’s is an important analysis, based on recently available declassified records and includes important caveats for current policy makers. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Dallek capably relates Nixon and Kissinger’s strange relationship, which crumbled after Nixon left office. Along the way, he offers telling notes that a careful reader will link to current events…A fine, readable, and often disturbing look at power and its infinitely corruptible ways.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2008 Arthur Ross Book Award Honorable Mention
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