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One Man Against the World


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Tim Weiner is the author of five books. Legacy of Ashes, his history of the CIA, won the National Book Award. His journalism on secret government programs received the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. As a correspondent for The New York Times, he covered war and terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Sudan, and other nations. He directs the Carey Institute's nonfiction residency program in upstate New York and teaches as an Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies at Princeton.


"[An] eye-opening study of Richard Nixon's booze-soaked, paranoid White House years and the endless tragedies they wrought....It speaks volumes about Nixon that there is still more to learn about him, 40-plus years after Watergate. It speaks further volumes that what we are learning is even worse than what we knew." --The Kirkus Review (Starred Review)

"[A] devastating account of Nixon's presidency... This is powerful raw material, but Weiner's brilliant turns of phrase transform it into something extraordinary." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Weiner writes so well that his book is not only authoritative but a riveting read." --BookPage

"Thorough, devastating, and brilliantly convincing, perhaps the best profile of that complex man and his era we have had.... Those seeking to understand America in the second half of the twentieth century and, distressingly, beyond would do well to begin here. The tragedy was not Nixon's alone, but his role in it has never been portrayed more vividly." --Booklist (Starred Review)

"Weiner's judgments are harsh but meticulously researched. With earlier books on the CIA and FBI and reporting on secret government programs, the veteran New York Times reporter has the experience to analyze reams of primary-source records." --Miami Herald

"Rigorously damning" --New York Magazine

"The most compelling and comprehensive indictment of Richard Nixon to date, fleshing out in merciless detail the self-deceptions, lies and crimes of the 37th president." --The Dallas Morning News

"Weiner's Nixon emerges as a man who sought peace but who never was at peace, a president who tried to create order but who sowed disorder, a political figure who spoke of the public trust but who won the distrust of the public." --Boston Globe

"A history of Nixon's paranoid White House that draws connections between his handling of the Vietnam War and the illegal domestic spying that brought down his presidency... an eye-opener." --Chicago Tribune

"One Man Against the World is studded with gems. But perhaps its best part is the accounting of what Nixon has wrought in this country." --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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