John F. Kennedy

Ein unvollendetes Leben

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Author: Robert Dallek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570552209

Category:

Page: 759

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Richard Nixon

The Life

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Author: John A. Farrell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385537360

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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From a prize-winning biographer comes the defining portrait of a man who led America in a time of turmoil and left us a darker age. We live today, John A. Farrell shows, in a world Richard Nixon made. At the end of WWII, navy lieutenant “Nick” Nixon returned from the Pacific and set his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now-legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon’s finer attributes gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. The story of that transformation is the stunning overture to John A. Farrell’s magisterial biography of the president who came to embody postwar American resentment and division. Within four years of his first victory, Nixon was a U.S. senator; in six, the vice president of the United States of America. “Few came so far, so fast, and so alone,” Farrell writes. Nixon’s sins as a candidate were legion; and in one unlawful secret plot, as Farrell reveals here, Nixon acted to prolong the Vietnam War for his own political purposes. Finally elected president in 1969, Nixon packed his staff with bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, welfare, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War. Nixon had another legacy, too: an America divided and polarized. He was elected to end the war in Vietnam, but his bombing of Cambodia and Laos enraged the antiwar movement. It was Nixon who launched the McCarthy era, who played white against black with a “southern strategy,” and spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country’s elites. Ever insecure and increasingly paranoid, he persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances—and to look at one another as enemies. Finally, in August 1974, after two years of the mesmerizing intrigue and scandal of Watergate, Nixon became the only president to resign in disgrace. Richard Nixon is a gripping and unsparing portrayal of our darkest president. Meticulously researched, brilliantly crafted, and offering fresh revelations, it will be hailed as a master work.

Ein Mann gegen die Welt

Aufstieg und Fall des Richard Nixon

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Author: Tim Weiner

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104036020

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Mitreißend beschreibt der Bestseller-Autor und Pulitzer-Preisträger Tim Weiner den Aufstieg und Fall des Richard Nixon. Er zitiert die geheimen Besprechungen Nixons im Oval Office, unter anderem mit Henry Kissinger, auf Grundlage von Tonbandmitschnitten des Weißen Hauses und weiteren brisanten Dokumenten, die erst seit kurzem zugänglich sind. Lügen, Paranoia und Bestechung – unter Richard Nixon erlebten die USA die katastrophalste Präsidentschaft ihrer Geschichte. Der verlorene Vietnam-Krieg und der Watergate-Skandal wurden zu Symbolen seiner Politik. Weiner blickt hinter die Kulissen der großen Politik während des Kalten Krieges, hautnah schildert er Nixons Treffen mit Mao und Breschnew und deckt auf, was Nixon wirklich über den deutschen Kanzler Willy Brandt und die Entspannungspolitik dachte – für die deutsche Ausgabe verfasste Tim Weiner ein eigenes Kapitel zu Brandt und Nixon. Zugleich zeichnet Weiner den politischen Selbstmord des US-Präsidenten nach und zeigt: Watergate war nur der Höhepunkt in einer Kette von Manipulationen und Fehlentscheidungen. Die Chronik eines Skandals, der in der Geschichte seinesgleichen sucht – und das eindringliche Porträt einer Epoche, in der viele politische Karrieren begannen, die bis heute die US-Politik prägen. Packender als jeder Polit-Thriller.

Gorbatschow

Der Mann und seine Zeit

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Author: William Taubman

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406700454

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 935

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Im Ausland verehrt und bewundert als der Mann, der das Tor zu einem neuen Zeitalter aufstieß, gilt er bei seinen Landsleuten als Schwächling und Totengräber des sowjetischen Imperiums: Michail Gorbatschow ist für die einen ein überragender Staatsmann und für die anderen ein Versager. Pulitzerpreisträger William Taubman legt nun die grundlegende Biographie dieser Jahrhundertgestalt vor – akribisch recherchiert, fundiert im Urteil und fesselnd geschrieben. Als Michail Gorbatschow 1985 mit 54 Jahren jüngster Generalsekretär in der Geschichte der KPdSU wurde, war die Sowjetunion eine von zwei Supermächten. Doch nur vier Jahre später hatten Perestroika und Glasnost die Sowjetunion für immer verändert und Gorbatschow mehr Feinde als Freunde. Seine Politik beendete den Kalten Krieg. Doch im Jahr darauf musste er nach einem gescheiterten Putsch – ohne es zu wollen – dem Kollaps jenes Imperiums zuschauen, das er zu retten versucht hatte. William Taubman schildert in seinem Buch, wie ein Bauernjunge vom Lande es bis an die Spitze im Kreml bringt, sich mit Amerikas erzkonservativem Präsidenten Ronald Reagan anfreundet und es der UdSSR und dem Ostblock erlaubt, sich aufzulösen, ohne Zuflucht zur Gewalt zu nehmen. Wer war dieses „Rätsel Gorbatschow“ – ein wahrhaft großer Politiker oder ein Mann, der an seinen eigenen Fehlern scheiterte und an Mächten, gegen die er nicht gewinnen konnte?

How to Draw the Life and Times of Richard M. Nixon

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Author: Lewis K. Parker

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404230132

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Provides an informative introduction to the life, times, and key achievements of Richard M. Nixon while including step-by-step directions that allow readers to draw what they are learning.

Furcht

Trump im Weißen Haus

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Author: Bob Woodward

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644002738

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

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Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.

Richard Nixon

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Author: Tamara L. Britton

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1616131209

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Examines the childhood, political career, and other activities of the thirty-seventh president of the United States.

Richard Nixon

A Psychobiography

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Author: Vamik D. Volkan,Norman Itzkowitz,Andrew W. Dod

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231500456

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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Despite an abundance of literature on Richard Nixon, the man behind the most spectacular crash-and-burn career of modern political history has remained an enigma. What lay behind his obsessive hunger for power and control, his paranoid attacks against enemies real and perceived, his refusal to accept defeat? Why did a man who had achieved so much feel so unfulfilled even at the height of his power? And what drove the president responsible for such triumphs as the opening of relations with China to the depths of the most devastating political scandal in American history? Richard Nixon: A Psychobiography is the first thoroughgoing psychological portrait of the 37th president, drawing upon telling interviews with Nixon intimates, published and archived materials, while employing a rigorous psychoanalytic methodology. Tracing the development of Nixon's complex psyche, the authors provide new insight not only into his unconscious motivations but also into the way they influenced his political actions, whether shrewd or disastrous. The authors explore Nixon's difficult upbringing—his mean-spirited, abusive father and often-absent mother; episodic physical trauma and mental deprivation; the tragic deaths of his two brothers; his rejection by the first woman he hoped to marry; and the long pursuit of his eventual wife, Pat. Nixon emerges as a narcissistic man with an extraordinary sense of purpose, yet one who suffered from inner conflicts and self-destructive tendencies. His desire to heal difficult political conflicts and his need to punish himself continually were attempts to reconcile the crippling contradiction between a grandiose self image and an impoverished private sense of worth. Projecting his own devalued self image onto others, attempting to control and destroy them, Nixon surrendered to the excessive suspiciousness that would eventually lead to his downfall. Here are the three faces of Nixon's complex psyche—the grandiose persona, which manifested itself in bold policy moves like "The New Federalism" and the China initiative; the peacemaker, whose desire to heal internal conflicts can be seen in the policies of détente and the "Southern" desegregation strategy; and the paranoid degraded self, which struck out against those who had humiliated him and was responsible for the bombing of Cambodia and the Watergate break-in. This probing analysis makes intelligible the moments in Nixon's presidency that have provoked much speculation but few answers, from his attempt to talk to Vietnam war protesters during a pre-dawn visit to the Lincoln Memorial to his keeping of the White House tapes. A more nuanced, more humanized Nixon emerges in a book that also provides compelling evidence that the politics of a nation is subject to the unconscious needs, fears, and fantasies of its leaders.

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The Memoirs of Richard Nixon

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Author: Richard Nixon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476731837

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1136

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“Informative, explicit, even suspense-ridden.…An important source for students of the Nixon presidency.” —The New York Times Former President Richard Nixon's bestselling autobiography is an intensely personal examination of his life, public career, and White House years. With startling candor, Nixon reveals his beliefs, doubts, and behind-the-scenes decisions, shedding new light on his landmark diplomatic and domestic initiatives, political campaigns, and historic decision to resign from the presidency. Memoirs, spanning Nixon’s formative years through his presidency, reveals the personal side of Richard Nixon. Witness his youth, college years, and wartime experiences, events which would shape his outward philosophies and eventually his presidency—and shape our lives. Follow his meteoric rise to national prominence and the great peaks and depths of his presidency. Throughout his career Richard Nixon made extensive notes about his ideas, conversations, activities, meetings. During his presidency, from November 1971 until April 1973 and again in June and July 1974, he kept an almost daily diary of reflections, analyses, and perceptions. These notes and diary dictations, quoted throughout this book, provide a unique insight into the complexities of the modern presidency and the great issues of American policy and politics.

Die Rückkehr

Auf der Suche nach meinem verlorenen Vater

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Author: Hisham Matar

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641194407

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Hisham Matar wuchs als Kind in Libyen auf, doch die Diktatur unter Gaddafi hat seine Familie früh zerstört. Er selbst lebt seit langem in England, sein Vater wurde in das berüchtigtste Gefängnis von Libyen verschleppt. In dem kurzen Zeitfenster nach Gaddafis Sturz und vor dem neuen Bürgerkrieg kehrt Hisham Matar in seine Heimat zurück, um endlich vor Ort nach seinem Vater zu suchen. Sein Buch ist ein bewegendes Dokument.

The Invincible Quest

The Life of Richard Milhous Nixon

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Author: Conrad Black

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 155199254X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1168

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The Invincible Quest is an authoritative biography of one of the most accomplished and controversial leaders of the twentieth century. Beginning with Richard Nixon’s birth to Quaker parents in 1913 and ending with his death in 1994, Conrad Black traces Nixon’s career, assessing both his achievements and the evolution of popular and historical thinking about him since his death. Drawing on recently opened tapes and documents, and on Black’s personal interviews with many of the major players in Nixon’s administration, The Invincible Quest reveals a new side of Nixon: a man who didn’t have the advantage of charisma but was surprisingly self-assured and effective; a man dogged by political scandal yet seemingly unstoppable. Opinionated, balanced, and perceptive, The Invincible Quest makes a significant contribution to re-evaluating the idiosyncratic president’s entire, eventful career. From the Hardcover edition.

Der neue Minuten Manager

Vollständig überarbeitete Ausgabe für die Manager von heute

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Author: Kenneth Blanchard,Spencer Johnson

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644570418

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

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Die Vermittlung der Kunst, bei Managern und Mitarbeitern Selbständigkeit und Eigenverantwortung zu entwickeln, hat den Minuten Manager zu einem Welterfolg gemacht. Hier ist der neue Minuten Manager, die überarbeitete Neuausgabe für den Manager von heute. Kenneth Blanchard und Spencer Johnson, jeder für sich eine Legende der Unternehmer-Beratung, haben die bewährten Rezepte, wie man sich sinnvoll Ziele setzt und die Arbeit der Mitarbeiter erfolgreich begleitet, um neue und zusätzliche Erfahrungen und Geheimrezepte modernen Managements bereichert und in ein zeitgemäßes Gewand gekleidet.

Nixon

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Author: Stephen E. Ambrose

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671657224

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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Volume one of Nixon's biography.

Richard Nixon

The Shaping of His Character

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Author: Fawn M. Brodie

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393335033

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 574

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Analyzes the circumstances of Pres. Richard Nixon's life in an effort to define his underlying motivations.

Die Freunde von Eddie Coyle

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Author: George V Higgins

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3888979137

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Dem kleinkriminellen Waffenschieber Eddie »Fingers« Coyle droht der Bau, und Detective Dave Foley, sein Freund und Helfer bei der Polizei, stellt ihn vor eine schwierige Wahl: Die einzige Möglichkeit, dem Knast zu entgehen, ist, einen von seinen guten Kunden zu verpfeifen. Doch wer von den unzähligen Gangstern, die Eddie Coyle seine Freunde nennt, muss dran glauben? Für Jimmy Scalisi, einen skrupellosen Mobster mit besten Verbindungen, hat Coyle die Knarren für eine Serie von brutalen Banküberfällen besorgt. Von Jackie Brown erwartet Coyle eine neue Lieferung, ein ganz großes Ding, Maschinenpistolen für ein paar politische sehr Engagierte. Und dann ist da noch Dillon, in dessen Bar Kontakte geknüpft und Geschäfte gemacht werden. In Eddie Coyles Welt wäscht zwar eine Hand die andere, aber hier spielt jeder sein eigenes Spiel ...

The Professor and the President

Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the Nixon White House

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Author: Stephen Hess

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815726163

Category: Political Science

Page: 172

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What happens when a conservative president makes a liberal professor from the Ivy League his top urban affairs adviser? The president is Richard Nixon, the professor is Harvard's Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Of all the odd couples in American public life, they are probably the oddest. Add another Ivy League professor to the White House staff when Nixon appoints Columbia's Arthur Burns, a conservative economist, as domestic policy adviser. The year is 1969, and what follows behind closed doors is a passionate debate of conflicting ideologies and personalities. Who won? How? Why? Now nearly a half-century later, Stephen Hess, who was Nixon's biographer and Moynihan's deputy, recounts this fascinating story as if from his office in the West Wing. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927–2003) described in the Almanac of American Politics as "the nation's best thinker among politicians since Lincoln and its best politician among thinkers since Jefferson", served in the administrations of four presidents, was ambassador to India, and U.S. representative to the United Nations, and was four times elected to the U.S. Senate from New York. Praise for the works of Stephen Hess Organzing the Presidency Any president would benefit from reading Mr. Hess's analysis and any reader will enjoy the elegance with which it is written and the author's wide knowledge and good sense. -The Economist The Presidential Campaign Hess brings not only first-rate credentials, but a cool, dispassionate perspective, an incisive analytical approach, and a willingness to stick his neck out in making judgments. -American Political Science Review From the Newswork Series It is not much in vogue to speak of things like the public trust, but thankfully Stephen Hess is old fashioned. He reminds us in this valuable and provocative book that journalism is a public trust, providing the basic information on which citizens in a democracy vote, or tune out. — Ken Auletta, The New Yorker

This man Nixon ...

the life story of California Senator Richard M. Nixon, Republican candidate for vice president of the United States, his rise to fame, his prosecution of the Hiss case, his nomination ; including the text of the famous radio and TV vindication speech

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Author: Phillip Andrews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 62

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Nixon

The Rise and Fall of the President at the Heart of the Watergate Scandal

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Author: 50MINUTES.COM,

Publisher: 50Minutes.com

ISBN: 2806290090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 46

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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the career of Richard Nixon in next to no time with this concise guide. 50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and political career of Richard Nixon. In 1974, Nixon made history as the first ever US president to resign from office. Although he is now best known for the Watergate scandal that led to his downfall, he did have some successes as president: in particular, he was responsible for ending US involvement in the Vietnam War and improving relations between America and China. In just 50 minutes you will: • Learn more about Nixon’s life, from his childhood to his death, as well as discovering more about his time as President of the United States • Understand Nixon’s role in the Watergate scandal and the Vietnam War, and how these situations affected his presidency • Analyse his achievements as well as the mistakes that led to his resignation, making him the only US president in history to resign from his duties ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.

The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

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Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141598

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.