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Author: Stephen E. Ambrose Narrator: Michael Wells Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781483076928
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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.”


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 Bill | 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 Chris | 10/8/2012

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

About the Author

Stephen E. Ambrose (1936–2002) was the author of Citizen Soldiers, Undaunted Courage, and D-Day, as well as biographies of Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon. He also founded the Eisenhower Center and was president of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. His book, Band of Brothers, was the basis for the HBO miniseries.

About the Narrator

Michael Wells is a playwright, actor, and musician. He lives in New York City.