Nixon and Kissinger: Best of Allies and Rivals

nixon3.jpgRobert Dallek’s latest book recounts in plentiful detail (752 pages) the odd working relationship that existed between Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger (Nixon’s national security adviser and, later, secretary of state). They were partly allies, in many ways strongly dependent upon one another, particularly when it came to making American foreign policy. But they also distrusted one another, sometimes deeply, and they’d occasionally maneuver behind each others’ backs. Dallek’s book, Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power, has just come out in paperback, which brings us to this NPR interview with the author (iTunesFeedWeb Site). Dallek, who has previously written extensively on Kennedy and Johnson, gives a good interview that outlines “Nixinger’s” substantive accomplishments and the many behind-the-scenes intrigues. Give a listen.

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