Nixon Summed Up?

nixonphto.jpgChristopher Willcox of The New York Sun wrote today that Conrad Black’s new biography of Richard Nixon. Richard Nixon, “A Life in Full” is nothing short of “magnificent.”

Unlike Richard Reeves who believes that the press was far more fascinated with the 37th President than the people of he United States were, Black’s offers a more exemplary view:

Nixon was the people. He was the representative inhabitant of what Jack Kerouac called ‘the great unwashed body of America.’ He was laborious but effective, eloquent but not hypnotizing, cynical but compassionate and patriotic. He got where he did by climbing, falling, climbing again, and never ceasing to struggle.

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