King Richard

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From the best-selling author of One Minute to Midnight: a riveting account of the crucial days, hours, and moments when the Watergate conspiracy consumed, and ultimately toppled, a president. In January 1973, Richard Nixon had just been inaugurated after winning re-election in a historic landslide. He enjoyed an almost 70 percent approval rating. But by April 1973, his presidency had fallen apart as the Watergate scandal metastasized into what White House counsel John Dean called "a full-blown cancer." King Richard is the intimate, utterly absorbing narrative of the tension-packed hundred days when the Watergate conspiracy unraveled as the burglars and their handlers turned on one another, exposing the crimes of a vengeful president. Drawing on thousands of hours of newly-released taped recordings, Michael Dobbs takes us into the heart of the conspiracy, recreating these traumatic events in cinematic detail. He captures the growing paranoia of the principal players and their desperate attempts to deflect blame as the noose tightens around them. We eavesdrop on Nixon plotting with his aides, raging at his enemies, while also finding time for affectionate moments with his family. The result is an unprecedentedly vivid, close-up portrait of a president facing his greatest crisis. Central to the spellbinding drama is the tortured personality of Nixon himself, a man whose strengths, particularly his determination to win at all costs, become his fatal flaws. Rising from poverty to become the most powerful man in the world, he commits terrible errors of judgment that lead to his public disgrace. He makes himself--and then destroys himself. Structured like a classical tragedy with a uniquely American twist, King Richard is an epic, deeply human story of ambition, power, and betrayal. show more

Book details

EAN

9780385350099

Classifications

History

Format

Hardback

Number of pages

400 pages

Weight(g)

784.71g

Dimensions(mm)

235 x 159

Publication date

2021-05-18

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Readership

General (US: Trade)

Series

Series Editor

Imprint

-

Publication City/Country

United States

Language

English

EAN 9780385350099
Classification History
Format Hardback
Number of pages 400 pages
Weight(g) 784.71g
Dimensions(mm) 235 x 159
Publication date 2021-05-18
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Readership General (US: Trade)
Series
Series Editor
Imprint -
Publication City/Country United States
Language: English

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