on 24 July 2015
The most engrossing books are those you carry on reading when you just know you need to sleep & this epic trilogy certainly falls into that category. I already knew a fair amount about Nixon (& lived through much of his political career), but the level of deviousness & self-servingness relayed in this volume particularly about Watergate still managed to shock even me. The author confessed that he ended up feeling more warmly towards his subject than he expected to as a forthright opponent, but I'm afraid my conclusion was that Nixon betrayed almost everyone around him including his family and - most importantly - the American people. A really good read though & the author is to be highly commended for the clarity with which he presented the complex and convoluted events leading up to Nixon's resignation.