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Outstanding and extremely well written review of the Nixon comeback years, from being exiled into the wilderness after his 1962 California governor s loss to his amazing comeback to take the presidency in a USA that was at the brink of collapse in 1968 Patrick J Buchanan has outdone himself in this historical saga that reads like a fast paced thriller In addition to showing the depth of Nixon, Buchanan paints a dark, but accurate picture of the sinkhole that American culture had fallen into, Outstanding and extremely well written review of the Nixon comeback years, from being exiled into the wilderness after his 1962 California governor s loss to his amazing comeback to take the presidency in a USA that was at the brink of collapse in 1968 Patrick J Buchanan has outdone himself in this historical saga that reads like a fast paced thriller In addition to showing the depth of Nixon, Buchanan paints a dark, but accurate picture of the sinkhole that American culture had fallen into, i.e., the 1960 s the remnants of which we are still struggling to crawl out of.Thanks to today s media, when we hear the name Nixon, all we think of is Watergate There is muchand Buchanan brings that to life in The Greatest Comeback Cannot wait for your next one Pat You hit this one out of the park Excellent Strongly recommended to anyone who wants to know how US politics actually works in the making the sausage sense If you re offended by books like The Prince then stay away from this oneThis is a book about politics and political strategy Anyone with an interest in politics and history will be enthralled by Buchanan s work in The Greatest Comeback Nearly a day by day account of Nixon s attempt to run for President from 1966 to his victory in 1968 It puts the politics of today i Excellent Strongly recommended to anyone who wants to know how US politics actually works in the making the sausage sense If you re offended by books like The Prince then stay away from this oneThis is a book about politics and political strategy Anyone with an interest in politics and history will be enthralled by Buchanan s work in The Greatest Comeback Nearly a day by day account of Nixon s attempt to run for President from 1966 to his victory in 1968 It puts the politics of today in perspective Matters in 1968 were significantlytumultuous.I ve read quite a bit works by or about recent politicians including G W Bush, Cheney In My Time and Angler , Reagan Selected Speeches, Diaries, Invisible Bridge Carter s excellent White House Diary , Roosevelt Rough Riders and War Lovers but by far the most interesting are the words of and about Nixon Nixonland Nixon and Mao and Nixon s own In the Arena A Memoir of Victory, Defeat, and Renewal.Buchanan s unique perspective makes The Greatest Comeback perhaps the most enlightening and the most interesting of all of these Buchanan, Nixon and one other staffer were together at the beginning of preparation for Nixon s first successful presidential campaign This book helps you to appreciate how difficult the election process in the United States is, the difficulty of combining different racial industrial interest groups into a coalition large enough to get elected.Whether or not you can appreciate Buchanan s political views, his writing is measured, intelligent and easy to digest This is an interesting picture of a complex man and candidate rising from the depths of political obscurity after two devastating losses His will, grit, determination, intelligence, political acumen and good timing allowed him to resuscitate his career and take him to the presidency.Nixon s advisers covered the political spectrum, showing that Nixon didn t agree entirely with any of them The advisers were a sounding board to better understand the reactions to each possible position So many interesting tidbits that none of the reviewers on Goodreads have even begun to summarize I m tempted to read it again and take better notes The foreign policy bits, trips to Isreal where Nixon was tipped off that he should engage China, bringing Egypt into alliance with the US And much of the massively pro Israel US foreign policy that continues today started with Nixon s attempt to gain a larger share of the Jewish democratic vote Ironically, he still captured less than 20% of that block At the same time, Wallace in the south was a former democrat turned independent that was running on a pro segregation platform Fascinating.Need to read this one again I used to wonder if Richard Nixon was really as evil as everyone said This book convinced me. This is a fabulous book about not only the rise of Nixon from the political death to being elected to the Presidency, but also a look at the sixties and the goings on during those years Still there are names that are in the news today, Romney, not Milt, but his father, Rockefeller, who might have gotten an nomination but during the convention after Nixon gave a speech bringing all the Republicans together and stop fighting, Nelson Rockefeller got up and did as he always di and attacked his own This is a fabulous book about not only the rise of Nixon from the political death to being elected to the Presidency, but also a look at the sixties and the goings on during those years Still there are names that are in the news today, Romney, not Milt, but his father, Rockefeller, who might have gotten an nomination but during the convention after Nixon gave a speech bringing all the Republicans together and stop fighting, Nelson Rockefeller got up and did as he always di and attacked his own party and the ones who make the decisions After this convention Nixon was back Mr Buchanan, takes you back through his defeat to Kennedy, and how people listening to that debate on the radio thought Nixon won, but if you watched it on TV Kennedy did Yes the times were changing By 65 when Johnson was elected President the Democrats held 295 seats in the House and 68 in the Senate Since Ike had first taken office the Republicans controlled both Houses and now their strength had been cut to less than one half of the Democratic Party Mr Buchanan, started working for Nixon in 65 and would continue to work with or for him until the day he resigned from office, so as you can see you are actually being told a story by someone who was actually their and at the back of the book there are copies of memos as well which I found to be fascinating Now not everyone likes Nixon, I on the other hand grew up in a home that talked politics and Nixon was not a bad guy, all politicians are humans so they have good and bad that is what you get when they are elected Back to the book In 65 and leading up to the election of 66 which were all midterm elections Nixon was traveling to 35 states visiting 80 congressional districts, after the election the republicans picked up 47 seats in the house 3 in the Senate, 8 new governorships, and for states GOP 540 This was after losing seats from 58,60,62,64 It changed and people were crediting Nixon this all would come back to help him in 68, because people remember what he did for them in 66 and how he brought the party back He then takes you through what went on to not only get the nomination but to win in 68 and again in 72 I people still think of water gate, but Nixon did do good he created the Environmental Protection Agency that everyone seems to love, the occupational Safety and Health Administration, the National Cancer Institute, I am glad for that one Plus some others Theses book would be a good read to get a feel for the 60 s and is a good political story of someone coming back for a third time Well written and a good book I got this book from net galley ( DOWNLOAD E-PUB ) ♶ The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority ⚔ Patrick J Buchanan, bestselling author and senior advisor to Richard Nixon, tells the definitive story of Nixon s resurrection from the political graveyard and his rise to the presidency After suffering stinging defeats in thepresidential election against John F Kennedy, and in theCalifornia gubernatorial election, Nixon s career was declared dead by Washington press and politicians alike Yet on January just six years after he had said his political life was over, Nixon would stand taking the oath of office as th President of the United States How did Richard Nixon resurrect a ruined career and reunite a shattered and fractured Republican Party to capture the White House In The Greatest Comeback, Patrick J Buchanan who, beginning in January , served as one of two staff members to Nixon, and would become a senior advisor in the White House aftergives a firsthand account of those crucial years in which Nixon reversed his political fortunes during a decade marked by civil rights protests, social revolution, The Vietnam War, the assassinations of JFK, RFK, and Martin Luther King, urban riots, campus anarchy, and the rise of the New Left Using over , of his own personal memos to Nixon, with Nixon s scribbled replies back, Buchanan gives readers an insider s view as Nixon gathers the warring factions of the Republican party from the conservative base of Barry Goldwater to the liberal wing of Nelson Rockefeller and George Romney, to the New Right legions of an ascendant Ronald Reagan into the victorious coalition that won him the White House How Richard Nixon united the party behind him may offer insights into how the Republican Party today can bring together its warring factions The Greatest Comeback is an intimate portrayal of the th President and a fascinating fly on the wall account of one of the most remarkable American political stories of the th century One of the reasons why TV series like House of Cards are so popular, I guess, is because it allows the viewer to be a fly on the wall One can see the plots being forged and the reasons why decisions are made or not Who else that Pat Buchanan as former adviser to three US presidents, to lead us through the back door of American politics The story of Richard Nixon s election as US president in 1968 is quite interesting After being beaten by JFK in 1960 and losing the California governor s elect One of the reasons why TV series like House of Cards are so popular, I guess, is because it allows the viewer to be a fly on the wall One can see the plots being forged and the reasons why decisions are made or not Who else that Pat Buchanan as former adviser to three US presidents, to lead us through the back door of American politics The story of Richard Nixon s election as US president in 1968 is quite interesting After being beaten by JFK in 1960 and losing the California governor s election in 1962, former vice president Richard Nixon his political career seemed over and out In 1964, Barry Goldwater ran for US president as Republican but lost big Lyndon Johnson now held a majority in both Houses GOP was only half of the size of the Democratic Party and liberals and centrists like Rockefeller and Romney tried to claim Republican leadership Time did not seem right for a conservative movement.But the American society started to get divided and clash over Vietnam war, urban riots, crime and civil rights protests Campus anarchy and the rise of the New Left brought violence into the political debate While Democratic candidates got cornered by angry Southerners united by presidential candidate George Wallace and nasty leftists, Nixon positioned himself handily as a conservative answer to LBJ s policy, representing the silent majority Nixon was surrounded by a team of different political opinions and some Young Turks like Pat Buchanan and future Fed chairman Alan Greenspan RN could keep Reagan quiet as California governor but all looked as if Reagan would be th next Republican presidential candidate soon to follow.No doubt that Nixon had some luck with Wallace running as third candidate, Romney s clumsy campaign and troubles with LBJ s military strategy in Vietnam But Nixon knew how to win Republican rivals for his candidacy by showing them respect and help whenever needed.It is just a pity that Buchanan handles the election night only very short Next to that, it would have been helpful to make a post election analysis on which voters in the end delivered Nixon s victory But in the end, the book offers a interesting insight in US politics during the roaring sixties When I saw the author was Patrick Buchanan, I remembered him as an aide to Richard Nixon, so I understood from the beginning the book would have a favorable bias The book covers the time frame from the defeat by JFK for the presidency in 1960 and the lost to Pat Brown for governor of California in 1962 to his winning the presidency in 1968 This time frame to borrow from Winston Churchill was his wilderness years.The GOP was split between the John Birch Society Barry Goldwater hard liners and When I saw the author was Patrick Buchanan, I remembered him as an aide to Richard Nixon, so I understood from the beginning the book would have a favorable bias The book covers the time frame from the defeat by JFK for the presidency in 1960 and the lost to Pat Brown for governor of California in 1962 to his winning the presidency in 1968 This time frame to borrow from Winston Churchill was his wilderness years.The GOP was split between the John Birch Society Barry Goldwater hard liners and themoderate Republicans represented by Nelson Rockefeller and George Romney Nixon started courting the conservative press and laying down strategy for helping the GOP recoup losses in the mid term election of 1966 This strategy included reassuring law and order, endorsing Rockefeller for Governor of New York, fashioning a new Republican Party of the South that rested on human rights not bigotry.Buchanan provides an insider s account of how Nixon made his comeback Buchanan bolsters his tale with copious evidence, not just his first hand memoires as a major participant but also abundant new clips and archival material The book is thoughtful, well written and entertaining full of intrigue and gamesmanship of politics I did note the book revealed time and again that Nixon chose to attack opponents rather than develop solutions for problems facing the country at the time As we are at the fortieth anniversary of Nixon resignation I assumebooks about Nixon will be forthcoming I read this as an audio book downloaded from Audible Arthur Morey narrated the book One of my favorite presidents and one of my favorite authors who had an inside look with Nixon This covers Nixon loss to Kennedy in 1960 to his victory over Humphery in 1968 He covers the political turmoil during this time One of the most interesting parts of the book was Buchanan defending the charge that Nixon sabotaged 1968 peace accords Reports that Anna Chennault, widow of the Flying Tigers General Claire Chennault, had contacted Saigon and told Marshal Nguyen Van Thieu to sabotage the One of my favorite presidents and one of my favorite authors who had an inside look with Nixon This covers Nixon loss to Kennedy in 1960 to his victory over Humphery in 1968 He covers the political turmoil during this time One of the most interesting parts of the book was Buchanan defending the charge that Nixon sabotaged 1968 peace accords Reports that Anna Chennault, widow of the Flying Tigers General Claire Chennault, had contacted Saigon and told Marshal Nguyen Van Thieu to sabotage the talks, as he would get a better deal from Nixon, and that our staff knew and condoned this is we did not orchestrate it, I did not believe then and do not believe now Humphrey did not believe it Nixon would never have taken the insane risk of opening a back channel through Mrs Chennault to Saigon to torpedo a peace agreement negotiated to end the war in Vietnam Such a revelation would not only have been ruinous to Nixon s reputation, the revelation of it would have killed his candidacy or poisoned his presidency should he win Buchanan asserts that the South Vietnamese just felt they would get a better deal with Nixon, who had a reputation with being touch on Communism, rather than dealing with LBJ.I hope that Buchanan writes a sequel to this book that covers Nixon s presidency This is a stunning piece of revisionist history that could be read either in 1968 or 2016 Mr Buchanan, to which I disagree with on pretty much his entire word view, has painted Mr Nixon as a good moral citizen who happened to be associated with shady people who brought his entire presidency down This mitigates full blown scandals The checkers speech , seems to marginalize key events in the 1960 s The free speech movement , and tries to act like Mr Nixon had solved the conflict in Southeas This is a stunning piece of revisionist history that could be read either in 1968 or 2016 Mr Buchanan, to which I disagree with on pretty much his entire word view, has painted Mr Nixon as a good moral citizen who happened to be associated with shady people who brought his entire presidency down This mitigates full blown scandals The checkers speech , seems to marginalize key events in the 1960 s The free speech movement , and tries to act like Mr Nixon had solved the conflict in Southeast Asia, when in fact he escalated the bombing campaigns in Cambodia and Laos, never mind that because of the bombing s and bringing the War to those two countries gave rise to the Khmer Rouge To which Mr Buchanan seems to take no credit for Total red meat to the conservatives of today who follow him and his ideas Overall, this is a good book for those who subscribe to Mr Buchanan s worldview The only part of the book that I liked was the inner workings of the campaign, which I always find interesting because what I read in the news only scratches the surface of what really goes on In contrast to the book I recently read on Reagan s comeback, this was written by somebody who was there with Nixon In addition, Patrick Buchanan is a great writer.While I prefer Reagan to Nixon by a lot I enjoyed this bookIt gave insight to the man and the candidate Reagan had strong principles which meant he didn t have to turn over in his mind the various possible reactions to issues Nixon wasflexibleHe had to navigate constantly between the conservatives and the old GOP Ro In contrast to the book I recently read on Reagan s comeback, this was written by somebody who was there with Nixon In addition, Patrick Buchanan is a great writer.While I prefer Reagan to Nixon by a lot I enjoyed this bookIt gave insight to the man and the candidate Reagan had strong principles which meant he didn t have to turn over in his mind the various possible reactions to issues Nixon wasflexibleHe had to navigate constantly between the conservatives and the old GOP Rockefeller, Romney, etc And he was running in a muchfluid environment with the Vietnam war and race riots being part of the daily news He needed to find the right stance on the war not in favor of a pullout, but how to change Johnson s course He also had to contend with a powerful third party,candidate, George Wallace.Nixon was masterful in getting the GOP nomination and then winning the general election A good read