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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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About the Author
Author Robert Dallek

Robert Dallek is the author of Nixon and Kissinger, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestseller, and a classic two-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson, Lone Star Rising and Flawed Giant, among other books. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic, and Vanity Fair. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Society of American Historians, for which he served as president in 2004–2005, and has won the Bancroft Prize, among numerous other awards for scholarship and teaching. He lives in Washington, DC.

About the Narrator

Eric Conger is a stage actor, voice artist, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated more than 125 fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and was a four-time finalist for the Audie Award, both as a sole narrator in 2007 and 2008 and as part of a multicast reading in 2001 and 2012. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards. His extensive voice-over work includes more than 5,000 narrations for commercial ventures. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris, he also works as a writer and playwright. He has appeared in over fifty plays and has also translated plays of Molière and Feydeau for regional theaters. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.