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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (101 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen E. Ambrose Narrator: Michael Wells Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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No one can dispute the fact that Richard M. Nixon's life story is immensely engaging and that his place in the scheme of modern history will always be a landmark. Stephen E. Ambrose offers a balanced, unflinching portrait of one of our most complex and puzzling chief executives at the apogee of his career, rebounding from defeat to an innovative, high-risk presidency, already sowing the seeds of his ruin.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If there is a better historian than Stephen Ambrose at work on the events and personalities of our time, that person has not been discovered. Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician is the most accurate and compelling volume on Richard Nixon’s tempestuous decade of defeat, resurrection and disaster.”

    Hugh Sidey, American journalist and New York Times bestselling author

  • “Most previous biographies of Nixon have either been admiring political studies or hatchet jobs by obvious enemies. Ambrose rights both their wrongs…Masterful biography.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The author writes disarmingly…He offers a more rounded and detailed view of Richard M. Nixon—his instinctive reactions, patterns of thought, prejudices, convictions, and accomplishments—than has yet been published…A thorough analysis.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Proficiently and objectively rendered…given Ambrose’s engaging prose style as well as his historiographical substance, admiration of the subject is not a prerequisite to admiring the book.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by RJ | 2/23/2013

    " Part 2 of Ambrose's Nixon series is a balanced look at his return from the political wilderness, eventually to reach the Oval Office. Such a biography of Nixon seems unlikely today, which is unfortunate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bill Ashcraft | 12/7/2012

    " Same as volume 1 --- really good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris Brimmer | 10/8/2012

    " At this point Ambrose's penchant for recycling material came through, still a great work. "

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