Review of Being Nixon by Evan Thomas

Being Nixon: A Man Divided - Evan Thomas

A solid biography of President Richard Nixon - my first book about this particular President.  I think the book itself and the writing were strong.  I had a hard time getting through it because I really couldn't warm up to Richard Nixon the person.  Reading through his life story, particularly his Presidency, had me feeling bad for him as a flawed personal character.  He could never, right up until the end, get out of his own way.  Reading through many of his decisions and the difficulties with Watergate, I couldn't help but think of the parallels between Nixon and our current President.  That may have been a a bit of my personal bias influencing these thoughts, but I could easily see many similarities.