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Another birthday – Nixon at 100

Yes, I know. Dead.

For all his darkness – and that ran deep – Richard Nixon was an intriguing president. I think I’ve read half a dozen biographies (ssshhhh, don’t tell anyone); hell, I’ve even read a few of his own books. He was a fine writer and that, in my little book of life, forgives many other sins.

nixonMr. William Shakespeare would have loved the guy but they didn’t share a timeline. For anyone interested, the best Nixon book I ever read – in fact one of the best contemporary histories – is Nixonland by Rick Perlstein. Simply terrific book. Highly recommended, if you have a free weekend.