The Arrogance of Power
The Secret World of Richard Nixon
ISBN10: 0140260781 ISBN13: 9780140260786 Contributors: Swan, Robbyn Publisher: Penguin Group USA Published: Aug 1 2001 Pages: 640 Weight: 1.60lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
Anthony Summers' biography of Richard Nixon reveals a troubled figure whose criminal behavior did not begin with Watergate. Drawing on more than a thousand interviews and five years of research, Summers reveals a man driven by an addiction to intrigue and power, whose subversion of democracy during Watergate was the culmination of years of cynical political manipulation. New evidence suggests the former president had problems with alcohol and prescription drugs, was at times mentally unstable, and was abusive to his wife Pat. Summers discloses previously unrevealed facts about Nixon's role in the plots to topple Fidel Castro and Salvador Allende, his sabotage of the Vietnam peace talks in 1968, and his acceptance of funds from dubious sources. The Arrogance of Power shows how the actions of one tormented man influenced fifty years of American history, in ways still reverberating today.