The Challenges We Face: Edited and Compiled from the Speeches and Papers of Richard M. Nixon

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Mr. Nixon's Life in Brief
January 9, 1913 -- Born in Yorba Linda, California
1919-1930 Attended public schools in California; worked
in family grocery store.
1930-1934 Attended Whittier College; president of student
body; graduated second in his class.
1934-1937 Attended Duke University Law School; presi-
dent of Law School student body; graduated
with honors.
1937-1941 Admitted to California Bar; joined Whittier law
firm; became a general partner within one year.
1940 Married Patricia Ryan, a Whittier schoolteacher;
two daughters; Patricia, born 1946, and Julie,
born 1948.
1942 Joined legal staff of the Office of Price Adminis-
tration, Washington, D.C.
1942-1946 Served in U.S. Navy; South Pacific Combat Air
Transport Command; left active duty in 1946
as lieutenant commander.
1946, 1948 Elected to U.S. House of Representatives over
five-term opponent by more than 15,000 votes;
reelected as candidate on both Republican and
Democratic tickets.
Member, House Labor Committee, House Un-
American Activities Committee.
Supported passage of the Taft-Hartley Law
over Presidential veto.
Instrumental in exposure of Alger Hiss through
intensive investigation of Whittaker Chambers'
testimony.
Made on-the-spot study of conditions in Europe
and administration of U.S. funds abroad as
member of the select Herter Committee.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Publisher's Foreword vii
  • Contents ix
  • Part One - America: Its Heritage and Mission 1
  • 1. the Pioneer Spirit 3
  • 2. Our Legacy from the Old World 11
  • Part Two - Coexistence and Survival 21
  • 1. the Soviet Challenge 23
  • 2. Khrushchev in America 36
  • Part Three - U.S. Foreign Policy: Peace with Freedom and Justice 47
  • 1. the Rule of Law 49
  • 2. Foreign Aid 61
  • 3. the Pursuit of Peace 81
  • 4. Foreign Policy in Action: Latin America 91
  • 5. Foreign Policy in Action: Africa 104
  • 6. Foreign Policy in Action: Lebanon 115
  • 7. Foreign Policy in Action: Communist China 122
  • Part Four - Democracy at Worke 129
  • 1. Politics and Leadership 131
  • 2. Strength for Peace and Freedom 141
  • 3. a Dynamic Economy for America 147
  • 4. the Challenge to American Education 160
  • 5. Labor and the Steel Strike 171
  • 6. Civil Rights 181
  • 7. Forgotten Peoples 188
  • Part Five - Mission to the Soviet Union 193
  • 1. Russia as I Saw It 195
  • 2. the "Kitchen Debate" 219
  • 3. America Accepts the Challenge 227
  • 4. a Talk to the Russian People 235
  • Mr. Nixon's Life in Brief 247
  • Index 249
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