I was a young child during the Nixon presidency, so I welcomed this book as an opportunity to truly understand better the times in which I grew up. One thing the book confirms is Solomon’s contention that there is nothing new under the sun. Republicans were divided between anti-communist conservatives and country club liberals well before I was born, just as they are now.
Whatever one may think of Richard Nixon, however, there is no denying that he was tenacious. Defeat seemed to energize him rather than discourage him. A young Pat Buchanan saw this quality and got a front row seat for Nixon’s comeback. I recommend this book to students of history or politics and to Republicans who want some insight into the history of their party.
I received a free review copy of this book from Blogging for Books.