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The Greatest Comeback

Patrick J. Buchanan.

By Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph) Buchanan, 1938-

Patrick J. Buchanan, bestselling author and senior advisor to Richard Nixon, tells the definitive story of Nixon's resurrection from the political graveyard and his rise to the presidency.

After suffering stinging defeats in the 1960 presidential election against John F. Kennedy, and in the 1962 California gubernatorial election, Nixon's career was declared dead by Washington press and politicians alike. Yet on January 20, 1969, just six years after he had said his political life was over, Nixon would stand taking the oath of office as 37th President of the United States. How did Richard Nixon resurrect a ruined career and reunite a shattered and fractured Republican Party to capture the White House?

In The Greatest Comeback, Patrick J. Buchanan--who, beginning in January 1966, served as one of two staff members to Nixon, and would become a senior advisor in the White House after 1968--gives a firsthand account of those crucial years in which Nixon reversed his political fortunes during a decade marked by civil rights protests, social revolution, The Vietnam War, the assassinations of JFK, RFK, and Martin Luther King, urban riots, campus anarchy, and the rise of the New Left. Using over 1,000 of his own personal memos to Nixon, with Nixon’s scribbled replies back, Buchanan gives readers an insider’s view as Nixon gathers the warring factions of the Republican party--from the conservative base of Barry Goldwater to the liberal wing of Nelson Rockefeller and George Romney, to the New Right legions of an ascendant Ronald Reagan--into the victorious coalition that won him the White House. How Richard Nixon united the party behind him may offer insights into how the Republican Party today can bring together its warring factions.

The Greatest Comeback is an intimate portrayal of the 37th President and a fascinating fly on-the-wall account of one of the most remarkable American political stories of the 20th century.

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2014

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Format: Book
Author: Buchanan, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1938-
Summary: The former Nixon advisor and best-selling author of Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War" traces the unanticipated political rise of the 37th President just six years after his gubernatorial loss, sharing insights into how he resurrected his career and reunited a divided Republican Party.
Title: The greatest comeback / Patrick J. Buchanan.
Publisher Date: New York : Crown Forum, 2014.
Subject: Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994. Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- History -- 20th century. Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1968. United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
Isbn: 9780553418637 (hardcover) 0553418637 (hardcover) 9780553418651 (pbk.) 0553418653 (pbk.)
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Format: Book
Author: Buchanan, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1938-
Summary: The former Nixon advisor and best-selling author of Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War" traces the unanticipated political rise of the 37th President just six years after his gubernatorial loss, sharing insights into how he resurrected his career and reunited a divided Republican Party.
Title: The greatest comeback / Patrick J. Buchanan.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Crown Forum, 2014.
Description: 392 pages ; ill. ; 25 cm
Subjects: Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
Subjects: Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1968.
Subjects: United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Introduction: The resurrection of Richard Nixon -- A loser--in a party of losers -- Rapprochement with the Right -- Comeback year -- The Manila questions -- New recruits -- The Six-Day War--and after -- "Year of the dropouts" -- Assassinations and anarchy -- The wild card -- Montauk and Miami Beach -- At the "Comrade Hilton" -- Hearing footsteps.
LCCN: 2014007614
ISBN: 9780553418637 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0553418637 (hardcover)
ISBN: 9780553418651 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0553418653 (pbk.)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 324.97309 Buc