The Greatest Comeback: how Richard Nixon rose from defeat to create the new majority

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After suffering stinging defeats in the 1960 presidential election and the 1962 California gubernatorial election, Richard Nixon's political career was proclaimed dead by everyone. Yet on January 20, 1969, just six years after he lost in California, he would stand taking the oath of office as the 37th President of the United States. How did he resurrect his political career and reunite the Republican Party? In The Greatest Comeback , bestselling author Patrick J. Buchanan-who, beginning in 1966, served as one of two staff members to Nixon and who would become a senior advisor in the White House after 1968-gives a first-hand account of those pivotal years, in which Nixon worked to reverse his political fortunes in a decade marked by civil rights protests, social revolution, The Vietnam War, the assassinations of JFK, RFK, and Martin Luther King, riots, and the rise of the New Left. Through excerpts from over 1,000 personal memos from Buchanan to Nixon and back, readers watch first-hand as Nixon pulls the far-flung strands of the Republican party-from the conservative base that backed Barry Goldwater to the liberal wing that backed George Romney and Nelson Rockefeller, not to mention an ascendant Ronald Reagan-into the victorious coalition that won him the White House.
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display_description Patrick J. Buchanan, bestselling author and senior advisor to Richard Nixon, tells the definitive story of Nixon's resurrection from the political graveyard and his rise to the presidency.

After suffering stinging defeats in the 1960 presidential election against John F. Kennedy, and in the 1962 California gubernatorial election, Nixon's career was declared dead by Washington press and politicians alike. Yet on January 20, 1969, just six years after he had said his political life was over, Nixon would stand taking the oath of office as 37th President of the United States. How did Richard Nixon resurrect a ruined career and reunite a shattered and fractured Republican Party to capture the White House?

In The Greatest Comeback, Patrick J. Buchanan--who, beginning in January 1966, served as one of two staff members to Nixon, and would become a senior advisor in the White House after 1968--gives a firsthand account of those crucial years in which Nixon reversed his political fortunes during a decade marked by civil rights protests, social revolution, The Vietnam War, the assassinations of JFK, RFK, and Martin Luther King, urban riots, campus anarchy, and the rise of the New Left. Using over 1,000 of his own personal memos to Nixon, with Nixon's scribbled replies back, Buchanan gives readers an insider's view as Nixon gathers the warring factions of the Republican party--from the conservative base of Barry Goldwater to the liberal wing of Nelson Rockefeller and George Romney, to the New Right legions of an ascendant Ronald Reagan--into the victorious coalition that won him the White House. How Richard Nixon united the party behind him may offer insights into how the Republican Party today can bring together its warring factions.

The Greatest Comeback is an intimate portrayal of the 37th President and a fascinating fly on-the-wall account of one of the most remarkable American political stories of the 20th century.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Nixon, Richard M. -- (Richard Milhous), -- 1913-1994, Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1968, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- History -- 20th century, United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969
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title_full The Greatest Comeback How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority, The greatest comeback [sound recording] : how Richard Nixon rose from defeat to create the new majority / Patrick J. Buchanan
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title_sub how Richard Nixon rose from defeat to create the new majority
topic_facet Audiobooks, Biography & Autobiography, Election, History, Nixon, Richard M, Nonfiction, Politics, Politics and government, Presidents