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Nixon: The Wizard Project

“Forty years after the greatest scandal of the American presidency, Elizabeth Drew’s account in Washington Journal remains fresh and riveting, instructive and evocative. Her afterword on Nixon’s post-Watergate life is equally compelling.” Tom Brokaw

“Originally published soon after Richard Nixon’s resignation, Elizabeth Drew’s Washington Journal is a landmark of political journalism. Keenly observed and hugely insightful, Washington Journal opens in 1973 and follows the deterioration of Nixon’s presidency as it happens.” Overlook Press

“I have a certain amount of empathy for the man,” Drew told Hollywood on the Potomac. He was trapped in his own personality and by that I mean he had grown up resentful. He was a kind of scrawny kid and not at all athletic but bookish and that was not the thing in Whittier, California, so he was a loner.”

“Pat Nixon, it’s interesting,” Elizabeth reminisced. “The theory was that they had a non, not much of a marriage. We know they slept in separate rooms. She didn’t talk much. She always kind of looked unhappy. She hated politics. But the evidence now is that they were a lot closer than we knew.”