Beginning with his last days in the White House, Theodore H. White provides readers with the details of Richard Nixon’s presidency and how he used the politics of manipulation to fool not only the American people but those working closest to him.
Richard Nixon fooled and threatened the government and people of the United States in ways no one immediately understood during the Nixon crisis of 1973 and 1974. Now, with the drama and confusion of a president’s betrayal stripped away, it is apparent that the problem was that Nixon placed himself above the law, and the nation had to decide whether or not that would be allowed.
Beginning at the time that those closest to him realized they had been deceived by Nixon and made the decision that they would have to force him, Theodore H. White starts the story of the fall of the former President during his final days in the White House.
Then, going back twenty years to the start of Nixon’s manipulations, White shares with readers how the Nixon team came to see politics as a war, with the White House acting as a command post where the ordinary rules didn’t apply and power could be harnessed without restraint.