Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America by Chris MatthewsKennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America by Chris Matthews

Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America

byChris Matthews

Paperback | November 1, 2011

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In this compelling, smart, and well-researched dual biography, Chris Matthews shows how the contest between the charismatic John F. Kennedy and the talented yet haunted Richard Nixon propelled America toward Vietnam and Watergate.

John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon each dreamed of becoming the great young leader of their age. First as friends, then as bitter enemies, they were linked by a historic rivalry that changed both them and their country. Fresh, entertaining, and revealing, Kennedy & Nixon reveals that the early fondness between the two men—Kennedy, for example, told a trusted friend that if he didn’t receive the Democratic nomination in 1960, he would vote for Nixon—degenerated into distrust and bitterness. Using White House tapes, this book exposes Richard Nixon’s dread of a Kennedy “restoration” in 1972 drove the dark deeds of Watergate.

"Matthews tells his stories well, and Americans have a seemingly bottomless need to have these stories retold" (The New York Times Book Review).
Chris Matthews was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 17, 1945. He is a 1967 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and he did graduate work in economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served in the United States Peace Corps in Swaziland from 1968 to 1970 as a trade de...
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Title:Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.44 X 5.5 X 1.2 inPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:Free PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1451644280

ISBN - 13:9781451644289

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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