9780813122748

Healing Richard Nixon

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    9780813122748

  • ISBN10:

    0813122740

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-07-25
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Kentucky
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" With an introduction by Rick Perlstein Richard M. Nixon remains an enigma even thirty years after his resignation. Of the many portraits of this complex man, none have been more intimate or revealing than this memoir from his personal physician, friend, and confidante of more than forty years, John C. Lungren, M.D. Dr. Lungren, with his son and co-author John C. Lungren Jr., portrays Nixon as a paradoxical man -- intense, compassionate, guarded, intelligent, resilient, deeply religious, enormously successful but ultimately tragic. Lungren describes his battle to restore the president's health after his resignation and reveals previously unknown details about Nixon's two intensive hospitalizations, his near fatal vascular collapse, and his depression. Lungren experienced firsthand Nixon's thoughts and feelings during the public scrutiny of federal prosecution for his role in the Watergate break-in. Accused of shielding his friend, Lungren himself came under fire; his private office was even burgled in an apparent attempt to copy Nixon's private medical records. Using previously unpublished sources, original correspondence, and private photographs, Healing Richard Nixon places Nixon in a new light. No future research or conclusions about Nixon -- the man or the president -- will be complete without consulting this fascinating memoir.

Author Biography

The late John C. Lungren, M.D., became Richard Nixon's personal physician in 1952 John C. Lungren Jr. is a former reporter for Knight-Ridder Rick Perlstein is the author of Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Prefaces by John C. Lungren Jr. and John C. Lungren, M.D. xvii
Acknowledgments xxv
1. The Cease of Majesty 1(8)
2. From Pharaohs to Phlebitis 9(12)
3. Dread Unconcealed 21(8)
4. The Plot Thickens 29(12)
5. On the Campaign Trail I 41(20)
6. On the Campaign Trail II 61(14)
7. The Haldeman Enigma 75(8)
8. Defeating Death 83(10)
9. Judge Sirica's Medical Panel 93(20)
10. Nixon, Sinatra, Dreyfus 113(6)
11. Habeas Corpus: Nixon on Watergate and Vietnam 119(8)
12. Nixon and the Jews 127(4)
13. Nixon and Kissinger 131(6)
14. Regimen for Recovery 137(8)
15. Dreadful Summoners 145(6)
16. Nixon in China 151(8)
17. Pat Nixon and The Final Days 159(8)
18. New Glory 167(16)
Appendix 183(8)
Notes 191(6)
Bibliography 197(6)
Index 203

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