Tag Archives: Irwin Gellman

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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Six Crises 11

I have three items for my write-up today on Richard Nixon’s 1962 book, Six Crises. 1.  On page 300, Nixon responds to the charge that, at the 1952 Republican National Convention, he agreed to deliver the California delegates to Dwight … 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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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 5

I have three items for my write-up today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician. 1.  I read about Richard Nixon’s 1946 run for Congress against Democratic Congressman Jerry Voorhis.  Ambrose overlaps with Irwin Gellman on certain issues, … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 2

I have two items for my write-up today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician. 1.  In Oliver Stone’s 1995 movie Nixon, Richard Nixon’s brother Harold dies of tuberculosis, and Harold’s death allows the Nixon family to have … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 1

I started Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, 1913-1962.  This is the first volume of Ambrose’s trilogy about Richard Nixon.  I have two items for today’s post. 1.  Richard Nixon’s father, Frank, was quite opinionated.  In my first … Continue reading

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The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years 16

I finished Irwin Gellman’s The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years, 1946-1952.  I have a couple of items to discuss, then I’ll give my overall impression of the book. 1.  In my write-ups on Gellman’s book, I haven’t gone into … Continue reading

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The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years 15

I have two items for my write-up today on Irwin Gellman’s The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years, 1946-1952. 1.  One narrative that Gellman seeks to refute says that, in 1952, Nixon was waffling in whom he was supporting to … Continue reading

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The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years 14

For my write-up today on The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years, 1946-1952, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Irwin Gellman states on page 394. “In late July 1950, Nixon attended the annual Midsummer Encampment at the Bohemian Grove, … Continue reading

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