A Time reporter of the national scene is convinced that when the American people know where Richard Nixon came from, what he...

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THIS IS NIXON

A Time reporter of the national scene is convinced that when the American people know where Richard Nixon came from, what he stands for and where he stands, they will understand and stand with him. He gives readers of this brief book just such an opportunity. He briskly lines up the biographical facts of Nixon's pre-political life and ten years on the high road, then permits Nixon himself to take the floor. Here in Nixon's words are his stand on health, education, civil rights, farm and labor, subversion, foreign policy, (especially on Asia)- all preluded by the TV speech Americans will long remember and postluded by remarks to the Republican Party in his attempt to bring it around to an Ike-like stand. There is a taste too of the rock and shock 'em techniques of Nixon, the campaigner. Mr. Keogh presents Nixon as a person acting on his stated ideal of individual freedoms and opportunity under law, and while he notes Elsenhower's part in enlarging the responsibilities and activities of the vice- president (the administrative policy of a leader in the field) the sense that Nixon is the active agent carries. Here is a presentation which while affirmative offers everyone some statements to chew on and thus serves more certainly than th de Toledano Nixon (see p. 110, February 1, 1956 Issac of the Bulletin).

Pub Date: April 23, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1956