Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Being Nixon: A Man Divided
Being Nixon: A Man Divided. I kept waiting for Thomas to sort out Nixon in a way that would answer questions. I had the sense that Thomas came away from this project with many unanswered questions, and was as divided as the subject when it comes to unresolved contradictions in behavior and action. I enjoyed this book best when it enhanced some aspects of Nixon’s personal life. I liked his interest in the movies, and the ways in which Nixon played music loudly, especially his favorite Victory at Sea album. Readers who love politics are those most likely to enjoy reading this book. For those expecting greater clarity about Nixon, there are tidbits here, but RN remains opaque even after 600 pages. Rating: Three-star (It’s ok) Click here to purchase Being Nixon from amazon.com.