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My latest reading of Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician concerned Richard Nixon’s stance on race during the 1956 Presidential election, and also his support as Vice-President for allowing more Hungarian refugees into the U.S., when there was … Continue reading

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In my latest reading of Nixon: The Education of a Politician, Stephen Ambrose talked about Dwight Eisenhower’s wavering over whether or not Richard Nixon would be his Vice-Presidential candidate in 1956. Why was Eisenhower thinking about dropping Nixon?  First, there … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 12

A while back, I was browsing in a bookstore and I saw a book about President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vietnam.  The historical narrative that I had long heard was that President John F. Kennedy was the President who began … Continue reading

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My latest reading of Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician was about the fall of Senator Joseph McCarthy.  Nixon, as Vice-President, had the task of trying to restrain McCarthy, who was attacking some of President Dwight Eisenhower’s appointees.  … Continue reading

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I have two items for my write-up today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician. 1.  On page 301, we read: “Following the election [in 1952], Nixon flew to Miami for a vacation.  He stayed  at the home … 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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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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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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