Charles Colson: A Life Redeemed Hardcover – 13 Apr 2006
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"Aitken's well-wrought biography achieves the difficult task of adding hundreds of brush strokes to the existing portraits of Richard Nixon." --"Washington Post
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"Aitken has unearthed a treasure trove of insights via letters and other communications. A human, if flawed, Nixon emerges from this fascinating account, which could not be more highly recommended." --"Library Journal
Praise for Jonathan Aitken s "Nixon: A Life
Aitken s well-wrought biography achieves the difficult task of adding hundreds of brush strokes to the existing portraits of Richard Nixon. "Washington Post
Readers all across the political spectrum will reach for Aitken s effective, interest-sustaining narrative. "Booklist"
Aitken has unearthed a treasure trove of insights via letters and other communications. A human, if flawed, Nixon emerges from this fascinating account, which could not be more highly recommended. "Library Journal
"" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Inside Flap
He was Nixon's hatchet man. A jailed felon. And now, one of the most significant Christian leaders of our time. Here is his life story.
Charles Colson has become one of the most revered leaders of our time. His ministry outreach, Prison Fellowship, has swelled to 40,000 volunteers working in 100 countries. His Angel Tree Christmas program provides presents to more than half a million children of prison inmates every year. His daily radio broadcast, "BreakPoint, airs daily on more than 1,000 radio outlets across the country. And his twenty books have sold more than five million copies in the U.S.
But God had to work some mighty miracles to bring this unusual servant to this prominent place of service. After all, Colson was known as President Nixon's "hatchet man." His involvement in the Watergate conspiracy led him to prison-and then to a life-changing encounter with God.
Now, noted author Jonathan Aitken has written the first biography that compellingly presents a first-rate understanding of the political, historical, and spiritual journeys of Charles W. Colson... a life redeemed. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Colson comes from humbler origins than his biographer. He was the only son of a self educated lawyer and a most eccentric mother. Colson turned down a Harvard scholarship as he did not want to be part of the New England establishment. Instead he went to Brown University where he started bottom of his year and finished top. Colson graduated, married and joined the Marines as an officer, a task he relished when commanding troops but sent to a desk job he rebelled. He managed to get posted to the Navy Department on Capitol Hill and that led out of the Marines and into fist politics as aide to a senator then into his own law firm where the pushy go getting Colson made a career and lost his wife through over work and attraction to a secretary. From his legal firm he moved to work for the election of Nixon as president and he became special counsel to the new president. He was never happy with Haldeman and Erlichman, Nixon's two top aides, but was happy to engage in whatever dirty tricks were necessary to ensure a second Nixon term. He was not complicit in the Watergate burglary but he eventually pleaded gutty to other charges.Read more ›
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A man who grew in grace and also helped others find it for themselves.
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