The New York Times bestseller that won the PEN America award for the best biography of the year, and the New-York Historical Society book prize for the best volume of American history.
A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
"Excellent and penetrating" - Bob Woodward
"The best treatment" - Peggy Noonan
"John A. Farrell narrates this story with punch and insight...the best one-volume, cradle-to-grave biography that we could expect about such a famously elusive subject. By employing recently released government documents and oral histories, he adds layers of understanding to a complex man and his dastardly decisions."
-- The Washington Post
"Confirmation of Nixon's meddling in Johnson’s peace efforts is the … news that “Richard Nixon” breaks. But startling revelations are hardly the only criterion for a good Nixon biography. He’s an electrifying subject, a muttering Lear, of perennial interest to anyone with even an average curiosity about politics or psychology. The real test of a good Nixon biography ... is far simpler: Is it elegantly written? And, even more important, can it tolerate paradoxes and complexity, the spikier stuff that distinguishes real-life sinners from comic-book villains? The answer, in the case of “Richard Nixon,” is yes, on both counts."
-- The New York Times
"A tale that presents Nixon from boyhood to senator, power broker and president, in all of his complexity and contradiction."