New York, (1987-1991): Simon & Schuster. First Editions. Octavo. Item #025191
2,155 pages. Each volume has an index. One of Stephen Ambrose's major works with an indepth study of Richard Nixon. He has dealt extensively with the problem of who Nixon really was. He wore many masks retailoring them at each point of his career. Many feel Volume I is the most dispassionate and reliable source on the early Nixon while Volume II is the most accurate on the events culminating in his reelection while the Watergate disaster was waiting in the wings. Volume II begins with how Watergate unraveled and concludes with the period of shame and disgrace with the period of rehabilitation where his analysis of foreign and domestic political affairs came to be recognized as worthy of attention. All volumes bound in 1/4 cloth over paper covered boards, near fine in very good pictorial dust jackets with fading to red lettering on spine and wrinkle to lower corner of jacket on volume two.