Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever

Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever

From Vietnam to the Southern Strategy, from the opening of China to the scandal of Watergate, Pat Buchanan--speechwriter and senior adviser to President Nixon--tells the untold story of Nixon's embattled White House, from its historic wins to it devastating defeats. In his inaugural address, Nixon held out a hand in friendship to Republicans and Democrats alike. But by the From Vietnam to the Southern Strategy, from the opening of China to the scandal of Watergate, Pat Buchanan--speechwri...

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Title:Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever
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Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever Reviews

  • Mike
    Jun 24, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

  • Jenny
    Aug 24, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

  • Randal White
    May 13, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

  • Jim Ogle
    Jun 28, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

    History by a man who was there, from 1966, with Richard Nixon, from his first term to his second. He wrote a lot of memos on strategies, and speeches (for Nixon and vice president Agnew), created controversy and was the voice of conservatism in a rather centrist White House. It's a lon...

    This is an interesting insight into the Nixon Buchanan relationship but I do not think it is an objective assessment of how great Nixon was. There is no mention of the Chennault affair which shows Nixon to be more interested in himself than peace in Vietnam and the lives of thousands o...

    At the end, Buchanan calls this among the last to be written by a confidant who served in that White House from it first to its final days. The book is wonderfully written and includes numerous references and quotes from other Nixon era books, as well as White House memos and tapes. Th...

    Patrick Buchanan painstakingly recalls inner White House discussions before and after, but mostly during, the Nixon administration. While referencing his memos, Buchanan provides an in-depth, behind the curtains, and honest - but not modest - look at President Nixon and "All the Presid...

    Very grateful to Pat Buchanan for this work. Anyone who truly wants to understand Nixon and the inner workings of the White House needs to read H.R. Haldemann's diaries and Pat Buchanan's works on Nixon. I was especially impressed with Buchanan's political strategies as they came throu...

    Particularly significant at this time in our nation's history. For those who remember those years, this will bring back a lot of memories - but also add a lot to them and correct some of them. For those too young to have lived through those times, it will be a remarkable story. And who...

    Another great one! Another great book buy the author I?ve read the most from - Patrick J. Buchanan! In the era of Trump this is a must-read not because Trump is another Nixon in the bad sense, but to see how the news media and the political left operated then as compared with now ...

    Past Wisdom; Valuable Today Mr. Buchanan has much to say today to stimulate our discussion That politics sometimes overwhelms principle unless good people get busy. ...

    Buchanan has a unique perspective I've never read before. ...

  • Guff
    May 21, 2019

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

    History by a man who was there, from 1966, with Richard Nixon, from his first term to his second. He wrote a lot of memos on strategies, and speeches (for Nixon and vice president Agnew), created controversy and was the voice of conservatism in a rather centrist White House. It's a lon...

    This is an interesting insight into the Nixon Buchanan relationship but I do not think it is an objective assessment of how great Nixon was. There is no mention of the Chennault affair which shows Nixon to be more interested in himself than peace in Vietnam and the lives of thousands o...

    At the end, Buchanan calls this among the last to be written by a confidant who served in that White House from it first to its final days. The book is wonderfully written and includes numerous references and quotes from other Nixon era books, as well as White House memos and tapes. Th...

    Patrick Buchanan painstakingly recalls inner White House discussions before and after, but mostly during, the Nixon administration. While referencing his memos, Buchanan provides an in-depth, behind the curtains, and honest - but not modest - look at President Nixon and "All the Presid...

    Very grateful to Pat Buchanan for this work. Anyone who truly wants to understand Nixon and the inner workings of the White House needs to read H.R. Haldemann's diaries and Pat Buchanan's works on Nixon. I was especially impressed with Buchanan's political strategies as they came throu...

    Particularly significant at this time in our nation's history. For those who remember those years, this will bring back a lot of memories - but also add a lot to them and correct some of them. For those too young to have lived through those times, it will be a remarkable story. And who...

    Another great one! Another great book buy the author I?ve read the most from - Patrick J. Buchanan! In the era of Trump this is a must-read not because Trump is another Nixon in the bad sense, but to see how the news media and the political left operated then as compared with now ...

    Past Wisdom; Valuable Today Mr. Buchanan has much to say today to stimulate our discussion That politics sometimes overwhelms principle unless good people get busy. ...

    Buchanan has a unique perspective I've never read before. ...

    No one knew or influenced Richard Nixon more than Did Pat Buchanan. The best summary of Richard Nixon, the man bar none! Loved reading it! ...

    Love to read PJB's prose. Very nice to finally get his firsthand take on so many monumental events. Parallels to current events are predictably eerie. ...

    Excellent ...

    An inside look at the behind the scenes work and machinations that went on during Nixon 's White House years. ...

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  • Robert K
    Apr 28, 2019

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

    History by a man who was there, from 1966, with Richard Nixon, from his first term to his second. He wrote a lot of memos on strategies, and speeches (for Nixon and vice president Agnew), created controversy and was the voice of conservatism in a rather centrist White House. It's a lon...

    This is an interesting insight into the Nixon Buchanan relationship but I do not think it is an objective assessment of how great Nixon was. There is no mention of the Chennault affair which shows Nixon to be more interested in himself than peace in Vietnam and the lives of thousands o...

    At the end, Buchanan calls this among the last to be written by a confidant who served in that White House from it first to its final days. The book is wonderfully written and includes numerous references and quotes from other Nixon era books, as well as White House memos and tapes. Th...

    Patrick Buchanan painstakingly recalls inner White House discussions before and after, but mostly during, the Nixon administration. While referencing his memos, Buchanan provides an in-depth, behind the curtains, and honest - but not modest - look at President Nixon and "All the Presid...

    Very grateful to Pat Buchanan for this work. Anyone who truly wants to understand Nixon and the inner workings of the White House needs to read H.R. Haldemann's diaries and Pat Buchanan's works on Nixon. I was especially impressed with Buchanan's political strategies as they came throu...

    Particularly significant at this time in our nation's history. For those who remember those years, this will bring back a lot of memories - but also add a lot to them and correct some of them. For those too young to have lived through those times, it will be a remarkable story. And who...

    Another great one! Another great book buy the author I?ve read the most from - Patrick J. Buchanan! In the era of Trump this is a must-read not because Trump is another Nixon in the bad sense, but to see how the news media and the political left operated then as compared with now ...

    Past Wisdom; Valuable Today Mr. Buchanan has much to say today to stimulate our discussion That politics sometimes overwhelms principle unless good people get busy. ...

    Buchanan has a unique perspective I've never read before. ...

    No one knew or influenced Richard Nixon more than Did Pat Buchanan. The best summary of Richard Nixon, the man bar none! Loved reading it! ...

  • Ewsussek
    Jun 20, 2018

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

    History by a man who was there, from 1966, with Richard Nixon, from his first term to his second. He wrote a lot of memos on strategies, and speeches (for Nixon and vice president Agnew), created controversy and was the voice of conservatism in a rather centrist White House. It's a lon...

    This is an interesting insight into the Nixon Buchanan relationship but I do not think it is an objective assessment of how great Nixon was. There is no mention of the Chennault affair which shows Nixon to be more interested in himself than peace in Vietnam and the lives of thousands o...

    At the end, Buchanan calls this among the last to be written by a confidant who served in that White House from it first to its final days. The book is wonderfully written and includes numerous references and quotes from other Nixon era books, as well as White House memos and tapes. Th...

    Patrick Buchanan painstakingly recalls inner White House discussions before and after, but mostly during, the Nixon administration. While referencing his memos, Buchanan provides an in-depth, behind the curtains, and honest - but not modest - look at President Nixon and "All the Presid...

    Very grateful to Pat Buchanan for this work. Anyone who truly wants to understand Nixon and the inner workings of the White House needs to read H.R. Haldemann's diaries and Pat Buchanan's works on Nixon. I was especially impressed with Buchanan's political strategies as they came throu...

    Particularly significant at this time in our nation's history. For those who remember those years, this will bring back a lot of memories - but also add a lot to them and correct some of them. For those too young to have lived through those times, it will be a remarkable story. And who...

    Another great one! Another great book buy the author I?ve read the most from - Patrick J. Buchanan! In the era of Trump this is a must-read not because Trump is another Nixon in the bad sense, but to see how the news media and the political left operated then as compared with now ...

    Past Wisdom; Valuable Today Mr. Buchanan has much to say today to stimulate our discussion That politics sometimes overwhelms principle unless good people get busy. ...

    Buchanan has a unique perspective I've never read before. ...

    No one knew or influenced Richard Nixon more than Did Pat Buchanan. The best summary of Richard Nixon, the man bar none! Loved reading it! ...

    Love to read PJB's prose. Very nice to finally get his firsthand take on so many monumental events. Parallels to current events are predictably eerie. ...

    Excellent ...

  • Kevin
    Jul 22, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

    History by a man who was there, from 1966, with Richard Nixon, from his first term to his second. He wrote a lot of memos on strategies, and speeches (for Nixon and vice president Agnew), created controversy and was the voice of conservatism in a rather centrist White House. It's a lon...

    This is an interesting insight into the Nixon Buchanan relationship but I do not think it is an objective assessment of how great Nixon was. There is no mention of the Chennault affair which shows Nixon to be more interested in himself than peace in Vietnam and the lives of thousands o...

    At the end, Buchanan calls this among the last to be written by a confidant who served in that White House from it first to its final days. The book is wonderfully written and includes numerous references and quotes from other Nixon era books, as well as White House memos and tapes. Th...

    Patrick Buchanan painstakingly recalls inner White House discussions before and after, but mostly during, the Nixon administration. While referencing his memos, Buchanan provides an in-depth, behind the curtains, and honest - but not modest - look at President Nixon and "All the Presid...

    Very grateful to Pat Buchanan for this work. Anyone who truly wants to understand Nixon and the inner workings of the White House needs to read H.R. Haldemann's diaries and Pat Buchanan's works on Nixon. I was especially impressed with Buchanan's political strategies as they came throu...

    Particularly significant at this time in our nation's history. For those who remember those years, this will bring back a lot of memories - but also add a lot to them and correct some of them. For those too young to have lived through those times, it will be a remarkable story. And who...

    Another great one! Another great book buy the author I?ve read the most from - Patrick J. Buchanan! In the era of Trump this is a must-read not because Trump is another Nixon in the bad sense, but to see how the news media and the political left operated then as compared with now ...

    Past Wisdom; Valuable Today Mr. Buchanan has much to say today to stimulate our discussion That politics sometimes overwhelms principle unless good people get busy. ...

    Buchanan has a unique perspective I've never read before. ...

    No one knew or influenced Richard Nixon more than Did Pat Buchanan. The best summary of Richard Nixon, the man bar none! Loved reading it! ...

    Love to read PJB's prose. Very nice to finally get his firsthand take on so many monumental events. Parallels to current events are predictably eerie. ...

  • Yosef Shapiro
    May 28, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

    History by a man who was there, from 1966, with Richard Nixon, from his first term to his second. He wrote a lot of memos on strategies, and speeches (for Nixon and vice president Agnew), created controversy and was the voice of conservatism in a rather centrist White House. It's a lon...

    This is an interesting insight into the Nixon Buchanan relationship but I do not think it is an objective assessment of how great Nixon was. There is no mention of the Chennault affair which shows Nixon to be more interested in himself than peace in Vietnam and the lives of thousands o...

    At the end, Buchanan calls this among the last to be written by a confidant who served in that White House from it first to its final days. The book is wonderfully written and includes numerous references and quotes from other Nixon era books, as well as White House memos and tapes. Th...

    Patrick Buchanan painstakingly recalls inner White House discussions before and after, but mostly during, the Nixon administration. While referencing his memos, Buchanan provides an in-depth, behind the curtains, and honest - but not modest - look at President Nixon and "All the Presid...

    Very grateful to Pat Buchanan for this work. Anyone who truly wants to understand Nixon and the inner workings of the White House needs to read H.R. Haldemann's diaries and Pat Buchanan's works on Nixon. I was especially impressed with Buchanan's political strategies as they came throu...

    Particularly significant at this time in our nation's history. For those who remember those years, this will bring back a lot of memories - but also add a lot to them and correct some of them. For those too young to have lived through those times, it will be a remarkable story. And who...

    Another great one! Another great book buy the author I?ve read the most from - Patrick J. Buchanan! In the era of Trump this is a must-read not because Trump is another Nixon in the bad sense, but to see how the news media and the political left operated then as compared with now ...

    Past Wisdom; Valuable Today Mr. Buchanan has much to say today to stimulate our discussion That politics sometimes overwhelms principle unless good people get busy. ...

    Buchanan has a unique perspective I've never read before. ...

    No one knew or influenced Richard Nixon more than Did Pat Buchanan. The best summary of Richard Nixon, the man bar none! Loved reading it! ...

    Love to read PJB's prose. Very nice to finally get his firsthand take on so many monumental events. Parallels to current events are predictably eerie. ...

    Excellent ...

    An inside look at the behind the scenes work and machinations that went on during Nixon 's White House years. ...

  • Adam
    Sep 26, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

  • The American Conservative
    May 04, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

  • Christopher Lawson
    May 07, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

  • Daniel Silliman
    Jul 18, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

  • Jean
    Jun 15, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

  • Walter Mack
    Nov 14, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

    History by a man who was there, from 1966, with Richard Nixon, from his first term to his second. He wrote a lot of memos on strategies, and speeches (for Nixon and vice president Agnew), created controversy and was the voice of conservatism in a rather centrist White House. It's a lon...

    This is an interesting insight into the Nixon Buchanan relationship but I do not think it is an objective assessment of how great Nixon was. There is no mention of the Chennault affair which shows Nixon to be more interested in himself than peace in Vietnam and the lives of thousands o...

    At the end, Buchanan calls this among the last to be written by a confidant who served in that White House from it first to its final days. The book is wonderfully written and includes numerous references and quotes from other Nixon era books, as well as White House memos and tapes. Th...

    Patrick Buchanan painstakingly recalls inner White House discussions before and after, but mostly during, the Nixon administration. While referencing his memos, Buchanan provides an in-depth, behind the curtains, and honest - but not modest - look at President Nixon and "All the Presid...

    Very grateful to Pat Buchanan for this work. Anyone who truly wants to understand Nixon and the inner workings of the White House needs to read H.R. Haldemann's diaries and Pat Buchanan's works on Nixon. I was especially impressed with Buchanan's political strategies as they came throu...

    Particularly significant at this time in our nation's history. For those who remember those years, this will bring back a lot of memories - but also add a lot to them and correct some of them. For those too young to have lived through those times, it will be a remarkable story. And who...

    Another great one! Another great book buy the author I?ve read the most from - Patrick J. Buchanan! In the era of Trump this is a must-read not because Trump is another Nixon in the bad sense, but to see how the news media and the political left operated then as compared with now ...

    Past Wisdom; Valuable Today Mr. Buchanan has much to say today to stimulate our discussion That politics sometimes overwhelms principle unless good people get busy. ...

  • E
    Jul 04, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

  • Andrew
    Apr 13, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

  • Mitchell Kaufman
    Oct 11, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

  • Alan Braswell
    Feb 28, 2019

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

  • Richard E Nelms
    Jul 18, 2019

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

    History by a man who was there, from 1966, with Richard Nixon, from his first term to his second. He wrote a lot of memos on strategies, and speeches (for Nixon and vice president Agnew), created controversy and was the voice of conservatism in a rather centrist White House. It's a lon...

    This is an interesting insight into the Nixon Buchanan relationship but I do not think it is an objective assessment of how great Nixon was. There is no mention of the Chennault affair which shows Nixon to be more interested in himself than peace in Vietnam and the lives of thousands o...

    At the end, Buchanan calls this among the last to be written by a confidant who served in that White House from it first to its final days. The book is wonderfully written and includes numerous references and quotes from other Nixon era books, as well as White House memos and tapes. Th...

    Patrick Buchanan painstakingly recalls inner White House discussions before and after, but mostly during, the Nixon administration. While referencing his memos, Buchanan provides an in-depth, behind the curtains, and honest - but not modest - look at President Nixon and "All the Presid...

    Very grateful to Pat Buchanan for this work. Anyone who truly wants to understand Nixon and the inner workings of the White House needs to read H.R. Haldemann's diaries and Pat Buchanan's works on Nixon. I was especially impressed with Buchanan's political strategies as they came throu...

    Particularly significant at this time in our nation's history. For those who remember those years, this will bring back a lot of memories - but also add a lot to them and correct some of them. For those too young to have lived through those times, it will be a remarkable story. And who...

    Another great one! Another great book buy the author I?ve read the most from - Patrick J. Buchanan! In the era of Trump this is a must-read not because Trump is another Nixon in the bad sense, but to see how the news media and the political left operated then as compared with now ...

  • Theolojohn
    Sep 04, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

    History by a man who was there, from 1966, with Richard Nixon, from his first term to his second. He wrote a lot of memos on strategies, and speeches (for Nixon and vice president Agnew), created controversy and was the voice of conservatism in a rather centrist White House. It's a lon...

    This is an interesting insight into the Nixon Buchanan relationship but I do not think it is an objective assessment of how great Nixon was. There is no mention of the Chennault affair which shows Nixon to be more interested in himself than peace in Vietnam and the lives of thousands o...

    At the end, Buchanan calls this among the last to be written by a confidant who served in that White House from it first to its final days. The book is wonderfully written and includes numerous references and quotes from other Nixon era books, as well as White House memos and tapes. Th...

    Patrick Buchanan painstakingly recalls inner White House discussions before and after, but mostly during, the Nixon administration. While referencing his memos, Buchanan provides an in-depth, behind the curtains, and honest - but not modest - look at President Nixon and "All the Presid...

    Very grateful to Pat Buchanan for this work. Anyone who truly wants to understand Nixon and the inner workings of the White House needs to read H.R. Haldemann's diaries and Pat Buchanan's works on Nixon. I was especially impressed with Buchanan's political strategies as they came throu...

    Particularly significant at this time in our nation's history. For those who remember those years, this will bring back a lot of memories - but also add a lot to them and correct some of them. For those too young to have lived through those times, it will be a remarkable story. And who...

    Another great one! Another great book buy the author I?ve read the most from - Patrick J. Buchanan! In the era of Trump this is a must-read not because Trump is another Nixon in the bad sense, but to see how the news media and the political left operated then as compared with now ...

    Past Wisdom; Valuable Today Mr. Buchanan has much to say today to stimulate our discussion That politics sometimes overwhelms principle unless good people get busy. ...

    Buchanan has a unique perspective I've never read before. ...

    No one knew or influenced Richard Nixon more than Did Pat Buchanan. The best summary of Richard Nixon, the man bar none! Loved reading it! ...

    Love to read PJB's prose. Very nice to finally get his firsthand take on so many monumental events. Parallels to current events are predictably eerie. ...

    Excellent ...

    An inside look at the behind the scenes work and machinations that went on during Nixon 's White House years. ...

    ...

  • Ronald J.
    Jun 24, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

    History by a man who was there, from 1966, with Richard Nixon, from his first term to his second. He wrote a lot of memos on strategies, and speeches (for Nixon and vice president Agnew), created controversy and was the voice of conservatism in a rather centrist White House. It's a lon...

  • Paul Miller
    Jun 03, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

  • Michael Harrison
    Aug 12, 2018

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

    History by a man who was there, from 1966, with Richard Nixon, from his first term to his second. He wrote a lot of memos on strategies, and speeches (for Nixon and vice president Agnew), created controversy and was the voice of conservatism in a rather centrist White House. It's a lon...

    This is an interesting insight into the Nixon Buchanan relationship but I do not think it is an objective assessment of how great Nixon was. There is no mention of the Chennault affair which shows Nixon to be more interested in himself than peace in Vietnam and the lives of thousands o...

    At the end, Buchanan calls this among the last to be written by a confidant who served in that White House from it first to its final days. The book is wonderfully written and includes numerous references and quotes from other Nixon era books, as well as White House memos and tapes. Th...

    Patrick Buchanan painstakingly recalls inner White House discussions before and after, but mostly during, the Nixon administration. While referencing his memos, Buchanan provides an in-depth, behind the curtains, and honest - but not modest - look at President Nixon and "All the Presid...

    Very grateful to Pat Buchanan for this work. Anyone who truly wants to understand Nixon and the inner workings of the White House needs to read H.R. Haldemann's diaries and Pat Buchanan's works on Nixon. I was especially impressed with Buchanan's political strategies as they came throu...

  • Jerome Maida
    Apr 08, 2018

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

    History by a man who was there, from 1966, with Richard Nixon, from his first term to his second. He wrote a lot of memos on strategies, and speeches (for Nixon and vice president Agnew), created controversy and was the voice of conservatism in a rather centrist White House. It's a lon...

    This is an interesting insight into the Nixon Buchanan relationship but I do not think it is an objective assessment of how great Nixon was. There is no mention of the Chennault affair which shows Nixon to be more interested in himself than peace in Vietnam and the lives of thousands o...

    At the end, Buchanan calls this among the last to be written by a confidant who served in that White House from it first to its final days. The book is wonderfully written and includes numerous references and quotes from other Nixon era books, as well as White House memos and tapes. Th...

    Patrick Buchanan painstakingly recalls inner White House discussions before and after, but mostly during, the Nixon administration. While referencing his memos, Buchanan provides an in-depth, behind the curtains, and honest - but not modest - look at President Nixon and "All the Presid...

    Very grateful to Pat Buchanan for this work. Anyone who truly wants to understand Nixon and the inner workings of the White House needs to read H.R. Haldemann's diaries and Pat Buchanan's works on Nixon. I was especially impressed with Buchanan's political strategies as they came throu...

    Particularly significant at this time in our nation's history. For those who remember those years, this will bring back a lot of memories - but also add a lot to them and correct some of them. For those too young to have lived through those times, it will be a remarkable story. And who...

    Another great one! Another great book buy the author I?ve read the most from - Patrick J. Buchanan! In the era of Trump this is a must-read not because Trump is another Nixon in the bad sense, but to see how the news media and the political left operated then as compared with now ...

    Past Wisdom; Valuable Today Mr. Buchanan has much to say today to stimulate our discussion That politics sometimes overwhelms principle unless good people get busy. ...

    Buchanan has a unique perspective I've never read before. ...

    No one knew or influenced Richard Nixon more than Did Pat Buchanan. The best summary of Richard Nixon, the man bar none! Loved reading it! ...

    Love to read PJB's prose. Very nice to finally get his firsthand take on so many monumental events. Parallels to current events are predictably eerie. ...

    Excellent ...

    An inside look at the behind the scenes work and machinations that went on during Nixon 's White House years. ...

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  • Stephen
    Aug 09, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

    History by a man who was there, from 1966, with Richard Nixon, from his first term to his second. He wrote a lot of memos on strategies, and speeches (for Nixon and vice president Agnew), created controversy and was the voice of conservatism in a rather centrist White House. It's a lon...

    This is an interesting insight into the Nixon Buchanan relationship but I do not think it is an objective assessment of how great Nixon was. There is no mention of the Chennault affair which shows Nixon to be more interested in himself than peace in Vietnam and the lives of thousands o...

    At the end, Buchanan calls this among the last to be written by a confidant who served in that White House from it first to its final days. The book is wonderfully written and includes numerous references and quotes from other Nixon era books, as well as White House memos and tapes. Th...

    Patrick Buchanan painstakingly recalls inner White House discussions before and after, but mostly during, the Nixon administration. While referencing his memos, Buchanan provides an in-depth, behind the curtains, and honest - but not modest - look at President Nixon and "All the Presid...

    Very grateful to Pat Buchanan for this work. Anyone who truly wants to understand Nixon and the inner workings of the White House needs to read H.R. Haldemann's diaries and Pat Buchanan's works on Nixon. I was especially impressed with Buchanan's political strategies as they came throu...

    Particularly significant at this time in our nation's history. For those who remember those years, this will bring back a lot of memories - but also add a lot to them and correct some of them. For those too young to have lived through those times, it will be a remarkable story. And who...

  • Locky
    Jan 31, 2019

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

  • Ricky
    Dec 21, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

    History by a man who was there, from 1966, with Richard Nixon, from his first term to his second. He wrote a lot of memos on strategies, and speeches (for Nixon and vice president Agnew), created controversy and was the voice of conservatism in a rather centrist White House. It's a lon...

    This is an interesting insight into the Nixon Buchanan relationship but I do not think it is an objective assessment of how great Nixon was. There is no mention of the Chennault affair which shows Nixon to be more interested in himself than peace in Vietnam and the lives of thousands o...

    At the end, Buchanan calls this among the last to be written by a confidant who served in that White House from it first to its final days. The book is wonderfully written and includes numerous references and quotes from other Nixon era books, as well as White House memos and tapes. Th...

    Patrick Buchanan painstakingly recalls inner White House discussions before and after, but mostly during, the Nixon administration. While referencing his memos, Buchanan provides an in-depth, behind the curtains, and honest - but not modest - look at President Nixon and "All the Presid...

  • Jim
    Jun 02, 2019

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

    History by a man who was there, from 1966, with Richard Nixon, from his first term to his second. He wrote a lot of memos on strategies, and speeches (for Nixon and vice president Agnew), created controversy and was the voice of conservatism in a rather centrist White House. It's a lon...

    This is an interesting insight into the Nixon Buchanan relationship but I do not think it is an objective assessment of how great Nixon was. There is no mention of the Chennault affair which shows Nixon to be more interested in himself than peace in Vietnam and the lives of thousands o...

    At the end, Buchanan calls this among the last to be written by a confidant who served in that White House from it first to its final days. The book is wonderfully written and includes numerous references and quotes from other Nixon era books, as well as White House memos and tapes. Th...

  • Flowergarden24
    Jul 20, 2017

    The title of this book intrigued me. I came across this quote by historian and biographer Sam Tenenhaus: ?Buchanan begot Trumpism as his former ally William F. Buckley, Jr. begat Reaganism.? Between the two I just had to read the book. Personally, I am a moderate middle of the road...

    Sad! A view of the Nixon presidency, through the eyes of it's arch conservative member, Patrick Buchanan. The detail is amazing. The author must either have an incredible memory, or kept notes on everything he has done. Throughout the book, the central theme is that Buchanan's ultra co...

    Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank ?as one of the great or the near-great presidents.? Writin...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Woo-boy! Ok, so a couple of disclaimers up front. I am definitely a left leaning person politically (if not a bit more than leaning) and was honestly mostly interested in thi...

    I was pretty excited to read this book. Pat Buchanan is one of my favorite authors and he had an inside view of the Nixon administration, who I've always viewed as the more interesting presidents. My guess is this will be the last book written by Nixon by an insider that was there. Buc...

    There has never been a more consistent political intellectual than Patrick J. Buchanan. For decades, 'Uncle Pat' has been the voice of reason and common sense not only in the Whitehouse, where he was considered the 'token conservative', but also as a political pundit and author. He wa...

    Pat Buchanan is a great writer (which is one of the reasons he got his job with Nixon) and this book takes a look at the White House years, and the inside goings-on between various staffers and the media at the time. It is a very interesting behind the scenes tale about the Nixon White...

    I have been reading books about the late 1960s, Watergate, and President Nixon ever since I listened to political commentators compare 2016 to 1968 last November. Since I was born in 1965, I didn't live through these events in the same way that some of my older friends did but I have s...

    There are parts of this book where Buchanan is just saying "if everyone had only listened to me," but you also get, again and again, Buchanan's analysis of the politics of the Nixon years. It's bracing how Machiavellian he is. He never exerts any effort deciding what's right; he always...

    A good insight into the Nixon White House, the ups and the downs, but rather self-serving. Another book that indicates that Watergate was the result of staffers who didn't understand that Nixon would rant and then calm down and give reasonable instructions taking his first statements s...

    NIXON?S WHITE HOUSE WARS documents, in great detail, the battles among top White House staff?especially the struggles for conservative causes. The author, Patrick J. Buchanan, kept detailed records and his correspondence with the president and other top officials. Richard Nixon ?...

    I got the audio portion of this book, not because of the author whom I blame for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush in 1992 presidential election more than the presence of the liberal Ross Perot with whom made jokes about the crazy aunt in the basement. For it was Patrick Bucha...

    This book was fascinating. An intriguing review caught my interest, which is good, because I likely would never have picked up this book on my own. Sure, the author comes out smelling like a rose, but he was in fact for the most part right on with his advice and strategies during the 5...

    Insider?s view at the Nixon presidency from the brilliant, biting, provocateur - conservative speechwriter, Pat Buchanan. Genuinely fascinating look at the staff process - heavy citation from his memos of the period. Unique look at at Nixon himself - a domestic liberal w/Moynihan as ...

    History by a man who was there, from 1966, with Richard Nixon, from his first term to his second. He wrote a lot of memos on strategies, and speeches (for Nixon and vice president Agnew), created controversy and was the voice of conservatism in a rather centrist White House. It's a lon...

    This is an interesting insight into the Nixon Buchanan relationship but I do not think it is an objective assessment of how great Nixon was. There is no mention of the Chennault affair which shows Nixon to be more interested in himself than peace in Vietnam and the lives of thousands o...