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Author Buchanan, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1938-

Uniform Title Correspondence. Selections
Title Advising Nixon : the White House memos of Patrick J. Buchanan / Lori Cox Han.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.929 B851Bb 2019    ---  Available
Description xii, 355 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "Presidential documents provide a unique perspective into the decision making and thought processes of some of the most powerful figures in American government, and the memos of Patrick J. Buchanan, advisor to President Richard Nixon are no exception. Buchanan regularly wrote numerous memos each day, many of which are long and detailed. In them, he gave Nixon advice on communication strategies, press relations, policy positions, and how to navigate the political environment. Throughout his political career, Buchanan has been known for fiery rhetoric that does not mince words regarding his traditional conservative views. The memos he crafted during the Nixon years were written in the same style and tone, either counter-punching against views from other White House advisors Buchanan viewed as too moderate or providing Nixon with a take-no-prisoners approach to every political battle that presented itself. This book offers a close examination of Buchanan's role in the Nixon White House, previously untouched as a topic of a book-length scholarly study and using White House memos to provide a behind-the-scenes analysis. Nixon first hired Buchanan to help lay the groundwork for the 1968 presidential campaign, and subsequently he became one of Nixon's closest advisors. While many books have been written about the Nixon years, this book gives readers direct access to the memos themselves. Lori Cox Han has sifted through the Nixon Library archives and organized more than 400 memos that best exemplify Buchanan's unique perspectives on nearly all the relevant political issues during his time in the Nixon administration. Introduced and annotated by Cox, Advising Nixon gives us a behind-the-scenes look into one of the most consequential presidencies in our nation's history"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Pat Buchanan as political wordsmith -- The 1968 campaign -- White House communication strategies -- Governing, policy, and politics -- The 1972 campaign : primary challengers -- The 1972 campaign : Nixon v. McGovern -- Watergate and the second term.
Subject Buchanan, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1938- -- Correspondence.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 -- Friends and associates.
United States. White House Office -- Records and correspondence.
Presidents -- United States -- Staff -- Correspondence.
Government correspondence -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1968.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1972.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974.
Buchanan, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1938- (OCoLC)fst00211763
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994. (OCoLC)fst00031384
United States. White House Office. (OCoLC)fst00586967
Friendship. (OCoLC)fst00935174
Government correspondence. (OCoLC)fst00945303
Memorandums. (OCoLC)fst01015884
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Presidents -- Election. (OCoLC)fst01075747
Presidents -- Staff. (OCoLC)fst01075812
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Personal correspondence. (OCoLC)fst01919948
Records and correspondence. (OCoLC)fst01423917
Added Author Han, Lori Cox, editor, writer of introduction, annotator.
ISBN 9780700628292 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0700628290 hardcover ; alkaline paper
9780700628308 electronic book
Standard No. 40029601318

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