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The Nixon Presidency
The Nixon Presidency
Edited by Kenneth W. Thompson
University Press of America, 1987, 416 pp

This is the sixth in a series of oral history volumes prepared by the White Burkett Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. Men who worked closely with Nixon recall the man and the presidency. Most agree that Nixon's intellect is extraordinary-"the highest of any person ever to serve in the Oval Office," said one adviser-but that he suffers from an incapacity to like other people and be liked in turn. The volume is thin in the area of foreign affairs because the principal participants did not accept invitations to be interviewed.