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Breach of Faith: The Fall of Richard Nixon by Theodore H. White (1975)



Hardcover in Fair+ condition. Please see our guide to book conditions for more details. Dust jacket is tattered. Edge of pages have brown spotting. Foxing inside on DJ.

First Edition. 

The Nixon crisis of 1973-74 threatened the state in ways not immediately understood. Stripped of drama & confusion, however, the problem was that the President had placed himself above the law. The nation had to decide whether that could be allowed. Theodore H. White starts this story with the last days of Richard Nixon in the White House--as those closest recognized he'd deceived them & that they must force him out. He follows the thread of manipulation back to its origin 20 years earlier & shows how the Nixon team came to see politics as war without quarter, in which the White House was a command post where ordinary rules didn't apply, where power could be used without restraint.