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The first rigorous psychoanalytic investigation into the heart and mind of Nixon explores the forces and events that shaped his complex personality, presenting an enlightening portrait of a troubled man whose insecurities doomed him to suffer the most sensational downfall in American political history.
Vamik D. Volkan is the director of the Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction and professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia and coauthor of Siblings in the Unconscious and Psychopathology.Norman Itzkowitz is professor of Near Eastern studies at Princeton University and a member of the International Relations Division of the Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction at the University of Virginia. He is coauthor of The Immortal Ataturk: A Psychobiography.Andrew W. Dod is a senior executive with Crescent Communications, an Atlanta based marketing consulting firm.
Readable and provocative...Volkan, Itzkowitz and Dod have offered insight into how the personalities of leaders develop and why some leaders fall from grace. Biographers of Bill Clinton take note. -- Dean J. Kotolowski, Ohio University Journal of American History Historians who dismiss psychobiographies as psychobabble will now have to consider this reasoned case for applying psychoanalytic interpretation to the study of presidential leadership. Library Journal