Tapping into a wealth of recently declassified documents and tapes, Robert Dallek uncovers fascinating details about Nixon and Kissinger's tumultuous personal relationship and the extent to which they struggled to outdo each other in the quest for foreign policy achievements. With unprecedented detail, Dallek reveals Nixon's erratic behavior during Watergate and the extent to which Kissinger was complicit in trying to help Nixon use national security to prevent his impeachment or resignation.
Illuminating, authoritative, revelatory, and utterly engrossing, Nixon and Kissinger provides a startling new picture of the immense power and sway these two men held in affecting world history.
What the critics say
"Bestselling author Dallek...delivers what will quickly become recognized as a classic of modern history." (Publishers Weekly)
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This audiobook is abridged.
This audiobook is abridged. 11 hours would not cover this entire book. I am only giving this a low rating because the selection is not as advertised.
7 people found this helpful
- Yersin USA
Misrepresented as unabridged
What would have made Nixon and Kissinger better?
Providing the full text, or at least making it clear that the audio version has been abridged.
Who was your favorite character and why?
A very strange question for this particular book, though the narrative does give some sympathetic insights into the "characters" of Nixon and Kissinger.
Which character – as performed by Eric Conger – was your favorite?
Same as above--again, a strange question that I am apparently forced to answer by this review system.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Nixon and Kissinger?
Apparently someone has already cut a great deal out of the audio version, so it's hard to tell what more one might excise.
2 people found this helpful
- Amazon Customer
Disappointed, not about foreign policy
This book was very disappointing. I was expecting an in-depth discussion on foreign policy; how it is formulated, implemented and strategies used. What I got was an in-depth look at the flawed characters of Nixon and Kissinger. The book spent more time on their flaws and paranoia than on any of their foreign policy accomplishments and failures.
5 people found this helpful
Warning: this audible version is NOT "unabridged"
Would you try another book from Robert Dallek and/or Eric Conger?
Dear Audible - this tape includes perhaps 40 percent of the Dallek work. Please update the description
a very biast book
very inteesing, well written but s biast that is hard to distinguish the facts from his political views.
3 people found this helpful
The author clearly suffered through thousands of hours of tapes, and puts the listener through much of the same.
4 people found this helpful