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Haig'S Coup - How Richard Nixon's Closest Aide Forced Him from Office (Hardcover): Ray Locker Haig'S Coup - How Richard Nixon's Closest Aide Forced Him from Office (Hardcover)
Ray Locker
R673 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R240 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr. returned to the White House on May 3, 1973, to find the Nixon administration in worse shape than he had imagined. President Richard Nixon, re-elected in an overwhelming landslide just six months earlier, had accepted the resignations of his top aides-Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman and domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman-just three days earlier. Haldeman and Ehrlichman had enforced the president's will and protected him from his rivals and his worst instincts for four years. Without them, Nixon stood alone, backed by a staff that lacked gravitas and confidence in the wake of the snowballing Watergate scandal. Nixon needed a savior, someone who would lift his fortunes while keeping his White House from blowing apart. Nixon hoped that savior would be his deputy national security adviser, Alexander Haig. Nixon, for whom Haig claimed he was fighting, was undermined by the man he most counted on to help him. Haig provided little of the loyalty Nixon had received from Haldeman and Ehrlichman, and Nixon's presidency and legacy suffered for it. Haig's job was not to keep Nixon in office, it was to remove him. In Haig's Coup, Ray Locker uses recently declassified documents, oral histories, and a private trove of research on Nixon and Haig to tell the true story of how Haig orchestrated Nixon's demise, resignation, and subsequent pardon. A story of intrigues, cover-ups and treachery, Haig's Coup shows how Haig engineered what has been called the "soft coup" that removed Nixon while allowing Haig to save himself.

Nixon's Gamble - How a President's Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration (Hardcover): Ray Locker Nixon's Gamble - How a President's Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration (Hardcover)
Ray Locker
R462 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R89 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

After taking the Oath of Office, Richard Nixon announced that "government will listen. ... Those who have been left out, we will try to bring in" and signed National Security Decision Memorandum 2. Using years of research and newly released NSC and administration documents, Ray Locker upends conventional wisdom about the Nixon presidency and shows how the creation of this secret, unprecedented, extra-constitutional government undermined U.S. policy and values; and sowed the seeds of his own destruction by creating a climate of secrecy, paranoia, and reprisal that still affects Washington today.

Nixon's Gamble Lib/E - How a President's Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration (Standard format, CD):... Nixon's Gamble Lib/E - How a President's Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration (Standard format, CD)
Ray Locker; Read by Kevin Stillwell
R749 R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Save R218 (29%) Special order
Nixon's Gamble Lib/E - How a President's Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration (Standard format, CD):... Nixon's Gamble Lib/E - How a President's Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration (Standard format, CD)
Ray Locker; Read by Kevin Stillwell
R2,140 R1,450 Discovery Miles 14 500 Save R690 (32%) Special order
Nixon's Gamble Lib/E - How a President's Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration (MP3 format, CD): Ray... Nixon's Gamble Lib/E - How a President's Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration (MP3 format, CD)
Ray Locker; Read by Kevin Stillwell
R570 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R156 (27%) Special order
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