Nixon and Kissinger: Book summary and reviews of Nixon and Kissinger by Robert Dallek

Nixon and Kissinger

Partners in Power

by Robert Dallek

Nixon and Kissinger

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More than thirty years after working side-by-side in the White House, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger remain two of the most compelling, contradictory, and powerful men in America in the second half of the twentieth century. While their personalities could hardly have seemed more different, they were drawn together by the same magnetic force. Both were largely self-made men, brimming with ambition, driven by their own inner demons, and often ruthless in pursuit of their goals. At the height of their power, the collaboration and rivalry between them led to a sweeping series of policies that would leave a defining mark on the Nixon presidency.

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"Starred Review. As he did with his Kennedy biography, Dallek finds important new material that will revise our thinking about a president and the man the author terms "a kind of co-president." - PW.

"In the end, a fine, readable and often disturbing look at power and its infinitely corruptible ways." - Kirkus.

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Dallek is also the author of John F. Kennedy, An Unfinished Life.

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