Richard Nixon: The Shaping of His Character

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I. Man of Paradox
1.
Arthur Miller, "The Limited Hang-Out," Harper's, September 1974; George V. Hig- gins, "The Friends of Richard Nixon, and How He Conned Them," Atlantic, November 1974; Jack McCurdy, "Scholars' Opinions Bode I for Nixon's Place in History," Los Angeles Times, Oct. 20, 1974. The McLaughlin comment was reported in the Los Angeles Times, Aug. 27, 1974, p. 13.
2.
Osborne, The Last Nixon Watch, p. 5.
3.
Woodward and Bernstein, The Final Days, pp. 214, 343.
4.
For detailed answers to these basic Nixon defenses, see C. Vann Woodward, ed., Responses of the Presidents to Charges of Miscon- duct, especially Woodward's own introduc- tion.
5.
Jefferson to Moses Robinson, March 23, 1801, in The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, 20 vols., edited by Andrew A. Lipscomb and Albert E. Bergh (Washington, D. C., 1903), 10:237.
6.
Los Angeles Times, Sept. 5, 1974, p. 16.
7.
Newsom to FB, Aug. 14, 1975; Bewley to FB, June 15, 1976.
8.
William Perdue to FB, Nov. 5, 1976; Freder- ick Albrink to FB, telephone interview, November 1976.
9.
Los Angeles Times, March 11, 1980.
10.
March Butz to FB, Aug. 15, 1974.
11.
RN, p. 961.
12.
Frady, Billy Graham: Parable of American Righ- teousness, p. 478.
13.
Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, (August 9) 1974, p. 630 (hereafter Public Papers); Kissinger, The White House Years, p. 62.
14.
U. S. Congress, House, Committee on the Judiciary, tape transcript, March 18, 1973, Transcripts of Eight Recorded Presidential Conver- sations, 93rd Cong., 2d sess., May-June 1974, no. 34, p. 62.
15.
For Nixon's plans for the yacht, see John Dean, Blind Ambition (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1976), p. 247.
16.
Schaap. "Will Richard Nixon Trip over Him- self on His Way to Victory?" p. 24ff.
17.
Safire, Before the Fall, p. 364; Haldeman, Ends of Power, p. 74.
18.
Haldeman, Ends of Power, pp. 74-75.
19.
Gerald Shaw, California State University at Fullerton oral history interview, Oral History Project, no. 946, p. 3 (hereafter Cal. State archives).
20.
Boris Goldenberg, The Cuban Revolution and Latin America (New York: Praeger, 1965), p. 187.
21.
Reedy, The Twilight of the Presidency, p. 18.
22.
Abrahamsen, Nixon vs. Nixon, p. 195, quoting an anonymous friend.
23.
RN, p. 649.
24.
Kenneth W. Clawson, "A Loyalist's Memoir," Washington Post, Aug. 9, 1979, p. D1.
25.
Oscar Wilde, Complete Works, edited by Robert Ross (New York: Bigelow, Brown, 1921), 2:608, 620.
26.
Aug. 1, 1959, reprinted as an Appendix to the paperback edition of Nixon's Six Crises, p. 478. 27. March 11, 1971, "Nixon's Meeting with Women of the White House Press Corps," unpublished manuscript, p. 15 (courtesy of Norma Mulligan). This did not appear in the presidential papers.
28.
The speech was printed as an Appendix in the paperback edition of Nixon's Six Crises, Aug. 8, 1968.
29.
Clawson, "A Loyalist's Memoir," p. D1.
30.
Patricia Ryan Nixon as told to Joe Alex Mor- ris, "I Say He's a Wonderful Guy," p. 93.
31.
Public Papers, (April 7) 1974, p. 337. He had had three years of French-language study and one semester in French literature, his grades averaging a "B." He had never been able to speak or write French fluently (John E. Nichols, Whittier College registrar to FB, July 5, 1977; Paul Smith confirmed the lack of fluency).
32.
Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., to FB.
33.
Emmet Hughes, quoting a Nixon aide, New York Times Magazine, June 9, 1974, p. 70.

II. The Oil in the Lemon Grove
1.
Richard Harris, "Reflections, Nixon and Lin- coln," New Yorker, April 5, 1974, p. 110.
2.
Public Papers, 1974, p. 631. Actually there were only three youths whom Hannah Nixon cared for in Arizona.
3.
Alsop, Nixon and Rockefeller, a Double Portrait, p. 195.
4.
Public Papers, 1974, p. 631.
5.
George Kellog to FB, Aug. 26, 1974. See also Paul Smith interview, The Young Nixon, an

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