Richard Nixon

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Richard Nixon

By Earl Mazo
Harper, 1959
309 pp. $3.95
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Mr. Mazo, a correspondent for the Washington bureau of the New York Herald Tribune, has been remarkably successful in a quite difficult enterprise: painting a portrait of a contemporary, and very controversial, political figure without use of whitewash or tar. The personality of the Vice President as it emerges is complex but vigorous: "No one, whether in dismay or in admiration, can expect that Richard Nixon would be a weak executive."