Tag Archives: Harry Truman

Book Write-Up: The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents, by David L. Holmes

David L. Holmes.  The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama.  Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 2012.  See here to buy the book. David L. Holmes teaches religious studies at the College of William and Mary.  About … Continue reading

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RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 2: 12

For my write-up today on volume 2 of Richard Nixon’s memoirs, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Nixon says on page 356: “‘Whatever we say about Harry Truman,’ I said, ‘while it hurt him, a lot of people admired … Continue reading

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Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady 4

I have three items for my write-up today on Greg Mitchell’s Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady: Richard Nixon vs. Helen Gahagan Douglas—-Sexual Politics and the Red Scare, 1950. 1.  When I was blogging through Irwin Gellman’s The Contender, I … Continue reading

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Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady 3

I have two items for my write-up today on Greg Mitchell’s book about the 1950 U.S. Senate race in California between Republican Richard Nixon and Democrat Helen Gahagan Douglas.  The book is entitled Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady: Richard … Continue reading

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Six Crises 2

In this post, I’ll talk some about Richard Nixon’s discussion of the Alger Hiss case in his 1962 book, Six Crises.  As I said yesterday, Nixon filled in a few of the gaps in my knowledge about the case (although … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 22

I finished Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, which was the first volume of a three-volume series about the life of Richard Nixon. In my latest reading, Ambrose talks about Nixon’s 1962 race for Governor of California against … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 9

In my write-up today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, I’ll talk some about Richard Nixon’s relationship with Dwight Eisenhower.  This will be based on what I have read so far in Ambrose’s book, however, not what … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 8

For my write-up today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, I’d like to use as my starting-point how Ambrose characterizes the Old Guard of the Republican Party, which was influential during Richard Nixon’s time in Congress. On … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 7

My latest reading of Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician covered Richard Nixon’s 1950 race against liberal Democratic Representative Helen Gahagan Douglas for the U.S. Senate. How did Ambrose’s narrative about this particular election compare with that of … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 6

In my latest reading of Nixon: The Education of a Politician, Stephen Ambrose talked about the Alger Hiss case.  I did not finish Ambrose’s discussion of it, but I’ll comment on what I did read. Let me start this post … Continue reading

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