Tag Archives: Stephen Ambrose

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 7

In my latest reading of Richard Nixon’s 1962 book Six Crises, Nixon talks about his visit as Vice-President to Latin America, where he was attacked by Communist-inspired mobs.  I’d like to comment on two items: 1. On page 204, Nixon … 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 20

In my write-up today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, I’ll talk about Fidel Castro, the Communist leader of Cuba. Fidel Castro replaced Fulgencio Batista as leader of Cuba on January 1, 1959.  Four months later, the … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 19

In my write-up today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Ambrose says on page 564: “When Eisenhower returned from his visit to Nixon’s bedside, he told Ann Whitman [who was … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 18

My latest reading of Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician covered Vice-President Richard Nixon’s visit to the Soviet Union, as well as advice that Nixon received from prominent figures about strategy for his 1960 run for President. Ambrose … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 17

On page 510 of Nixon: The Education of a Politician, Stephen Ambrose states that President Dwight Eisenhower focused on the gains the United States had made, whereas Vice-President Richard Nixon tended to look at the losses.  Ambrose attributes this to … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 16

A few years ago, economist Bruce Bartlett wrote an article that commented on the Republican Party’s historical stance on tax cuts.  Bartlett states the following: “Once upon a time Republicans thought that budget deficits were bad, that it was immoral … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 15

For my write-up today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, I’d like to feature something that Ambrose says on pages 456-457: “[Nixon] continued to read the sports page avidly, and with that marvelous memory of his he … Continue reading

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