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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 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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The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years 13

I have three items for my write-up today on Irwin Gellman’s The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years, 1946-1952. 1.  Gellman talks often about Richard Nixon’s relationship with Senator Joseph McCarthy.  My impression is that McCarthy admired Nixon for his … Continue reading

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The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years 12

There were two passages in my latest reading of Irwin Gellman’s The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years, 1946-1952 that stood out to me: 1.  Murray Chotiner worked for Richard Nixon when he ran for the U.S. House of Representatives … Continue reading

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The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years 11

My latest reading of Irwin Gellman’s The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years, 1946-1952 was about Richard Nixon’s 1950 campaign for the U.S. Senate against Democrat Helen Gahagan Douglas.  A big issue in that campaign was on whether or not … Continue reading

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