The Nixon Tapes

The Nixon Tapes

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The famous -- and infamous -- Nixon White House tapes that reveal President Richard Nixon uncensored, unfiltered, and in his own words

President Nixon's voice-activated taping system captured every word spoken in the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and other key locations in the White House, and at Camp David -- 3,700 hours of recordings between 1971 and 1973. Yet less than 5 percent of those conversations have ever been transcribed and published. Now, thanks to professor Luke Nichter's massive effort to digitize and transcribe the tapes, the world can finally read an unprecedented account of one of the most important and controversial presidencies in U.S. history.

The Nixon Tapes , with annotations and commentary by Nichter and Professor Douglas Brinkley, offers a selection of fascinating scenes from the year Nixon opened relations with China, negotiated the SALT I arms agreement with the Soviet Union, and won a landslide reelection victory. All the while, the growing shadow of Watergate and Nixon's political downfall crept ever closer. The Nixon Tapes provides a unique glimpse into a flawed president's hubris, paranoia, and political genius.

Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2014.
ISBN: 9780544274150
0544274156
Characteristics: 758 pages : colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Nichter, Luke
Brinkley, Douglas

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Oct 25, 2014

Lots of info but surprisingly it was already common knowledge . Worth reading if only to gather the character of Nixon. It is no wonder we are jaded by politics .

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