Biography Discussion Group

The Biography Discussion Group will discuss One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon by Tim Weiner (St. Martin’s, $15.99).  One Man Against the World paints a devastating portrait of a tortured yet brilliant man who led the country largely according to a deep-seated insecurity and distrust of not only his cabinet and congress, but the American population at large. Weiner illuminates how the Vietnam War and the Watergate controversy that brought about Nixon's demise were inextricably linked. From the hail of garbage and curses that awaited Nixon upon his arrival at the White House, when he became the president of a nation as deeply divided as it had been since the end of the Civil War, to the unprecedented action Nixon took against American citizens, who he considered as traitorous as the army of North Vietnam, to the infamous break-in and the tapes that bear remarkable record of the most intimate and damning conversations between the president and his confidantes, Weiner narrates the history of Nixon's anguished presidency in fascinating and fresh detail.

Event date: 
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00am
Event address: 
The Bookworm
One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250092328
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 7th, 2016