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NIXON: THE TRUIMPH OF A POLITICIAN, 1962-1972

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Touchstone: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000046882

ISBN: 0671725068

Condition: Very Good


This second volume of Ambrose's biography begins with Nixon's drive to the presidency, which began, in the author's view, on November 7, 1962, with th e ``You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore'' press conference followin g his failure to be elected governor of California. Ambrose describes the s uccessful 1968 presidential campaign against Hubert Humphrey, Nixon's first term in the White House and the 1972 campaign against George McGovern, whi ch concluded with his stunning reelection margin. ``I confess,'' the author writes disarmingly, ``that I do not understand this complex man.'' It ... View more info

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NIXON, VOL. 3: RUIN AND RECOVERY, 1973-1990

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000046871

ISBN: 0671691880

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Watergate is a story of high drama and low skulduggery, of lies and bribes, of greed and lust for power. With access to the central characters, the pu blic papers, and the trials transcripts, Ambrose explains how Nixon destroy ed himself through a combination of arrogance and indecision, allowing a "t hird-rate burglary" to escalate into a scandal that overwhelmed his preside ncy. Within a decade and a half however, Nixon had become one of America's elder statesmen, respected internationally and at home even by those who ha d earlier clamoured loudest for his head. This is the story of... View more info

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RISE TO GLOBALISM: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY SINCE 1938; FIFTH REVISED EDITIO N.

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000015335

ISBN: 0140228268

Condition: Very Good


This complete revision looks at American foreign policy from 1938 to, rough ly, the end of the first Reagan administration in 1984. It revises the cove rage of postwar American foreign policy in the light of recent scholarship and current events - for example the Lebanon invasion by Marines in the mid -1950s receives increased coverage in the light of the American debacle the re in 1983. View more info

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NOTHING LIKE IT IN THE WORLD: THE MEN WHO BUILT THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILRO AD 1863-1869

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000047592

ISBN: 0743203178

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Nothing Like It in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad-the investors who risked their businesses and mon ey; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineer s and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other la borers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks. The U.S. government pitted two companies-the Union Pacific and the Central Pacif... View more info