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The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace
The Nixon library's official site includes information about visiting the library, photos, archive materials, event listings, and a forum where visitors can debate Nixon's legacy.

National Archives: Nixon Presidential Materials
This government site describes the holdings of the National Archives from Nixon's presidency, including audio tapes, photos, oral histories, and more.

America Votes: Richard Nixon
See some pieces of campaign memorabilia from Nixon's presidential election.

American Experience: Vietnam
Explore America's longest and most unpopular conflict in this companion Web site to the acclaimed PBS series.

American Experience: Return With Honor
Find out about American fighter pilots held as prisoners of war in North Vietnam; view a gallery of POW drawings and read about the families waiting for news on the homefront.

Decades of Protest: Political Posters
The Sixties Project at the University of Virginia presents a collection of protest posters from the U.S., Vietnam and Cuba. Browse the entire site for more, including oral histories, political buttons, humor, and poetry of the Sixties.

Watergate: The Scandal That Destroyed President Nixon
This site include background information, political context, an overview of events, including a section on the "aftermath" of Watergate, links to speeches and video clips, and links to other Nixon-related sites.

Watergate.com's Nixon Era Times
Mountain State University in West Virginia presents articles, audio and video clips, and even online quizzes.

Web Sites | Books

Agnew, Spiro T. Go Quietly...or Else. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1980.

Ambrose, Stephen E. Nixon: The Education of a Politician, 1913-1962. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987.
The first volume in a comprehensive two-volume biography, focusing on Nixon's youth and rise to political prominence.

Archer, Jules. The Incredible Sixties: The Stormy Years That Changed America. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986.
Overview of the people and events of the 1960s, from Vietnam to pop art to women's rights; includes photographs and suggested reading list.

Bernstein, Carl, and Bob Woodward. All the President's Men. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974.
How two investigative reporters from the Washington Post unraveled the Watergate story.

Chafe, William H. The Road to Equality: American Women Since 1962. Oxford History of Women in the United States Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
This book, geared to young adults, examines the roles and rights of women since 1962.

Dolan, Sean. Pursuing the Dream: From the Selma-Montgomery March to the Formation of PUSH (1965-1971). Milestones in Black American History Series. New York: Chelsea House, 1995.
This book examines the political struggles and culture of African Americans during the 1960s.

Ehrlichman, John. The China Card: A Novel. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986.

Eisenhower, Julie Nixon. Pat Nixon: The Untold Story. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986.
An affectionate account of the first lady's life, including her little-known role during her husband's political career, as told by her eldest daughter.

Ellsberg, Daniel. Papers on the War. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972.

Haldeman, H. R. The Haldeman Diaries. New York: G. P. Putnam, 1994.
Taken from four years of diary entries, this is a detailed insider's view of the events of the Nixon administration from 1969 to 1973.

Hoff, Joan. Nixon Reconsidered. New York: Basic Books, 1994.
This analysis of Nixon's domestic and foreign policy achievements suggests that his contributions have been obscured by Watergate.

Hoobler, Dorothy, and Thomas Hoobler. An Album of the Seventies. New York: Franklin Watts, 1981.
An overview through photos and text of the social, cultural, and political events of the 1970s.

Kilian, Pamela. What Was Watergate? New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990.
Written for young adults, this book recounts the events of the political scandal which resulted in Nixon's resignation.

Kissinger, Henry. White House Years. Boston/Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, 1979.

Kutler, Stanley. Abuse of Power: The New Nixon Tapes. Simon and Schuster, 1997.

Laird, Melvin. The Nixon Doctrine. Town Hall Meeting Series, Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1972.

Larsen, Rebecca. Richard Nixon: Rise and Fall of a President. New York: Franklin Watts, 1991.
An overview of Nixon's controversial career for young adults.

McKissack, Patricia and Floyd McKissack. The Civil Rights Movement in America from 1865 to the Present. 2nd ed. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1987.
Written for young readers, this is a history of the American civil rights movement.

McKown, Robin. The Resignation of Nixon. New York: Franklin Watts, 1975.
An overview of the events that led to the first resignation by a U.S. president.

McNamara, Robert S. In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam. New York: Vintage Books, 1996.
An insider's view of how America got into and stayed in Vietnam, based on the personal experiences of the author, who was secretary of defense to both Kennedy and Johnson.

Mabie, Margaret C. J. Vietnam, There and Here. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1985.
An account of the war in Vietnam, focusing on the actions of the U.S. presidents involved, from Eisenhower to Nixon.

Marrin, Albert. America and Vietnam: The Elephant and the Tiger. New York: Viking, 1992.
An analysis, based on many first-person accounts, of the politics and political activism surrounding the Vietnam War.

Merriam, Eve. The Nixon Poems. New York: Atheneum, 1970.
Dedicated to the Constitution, this volume of satirical poems was written in response to the Nixon presidency.

Mollenhoff, Clark. Game Plan for Disaster: An Ombudsman's Report on the Nixon Years. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1976.

Nixon, Richard M. The Challenges We Face. Edited and compiled from the Speeches and Papers of Richard M. Nixon, New York, Toronto, London: McGraw-Hill Inc., 1960.

----. A New Road for America: Major Policy Statements, March 1970 to October 1971. Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1972.

----. RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1978.
Nixon's life in his own words, from his childhood in California to the day he left the White House.

----. The White House Transcripts. Toronto, New York, London: Bantam Books, Inc., 1974.

O'Neill, Laurie A. Wounded Knee: The Death of a Dream. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1993.
An account of the events leading up to the 1890 massacre of Native Americans that ended the Indian wars. Includes a special section on the 1973 standoff between members of the American Indian Movement and federal agents.

Ripley, C. Peter. Richard Nixon.World Leaders Past and Present Series. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1987.
A biography of Richard Nixon for younger readers.

Sann, Paul. The Angry Decade: The Sixties. New York: Crown, 1979.
A year-by-year account of politics, culture, events, and people.

Schlesinger, Arthur. Kennedy or Nixon: Does it Make any Difference? New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960.

Sevareid, Eric. Candidates 1960: Behind the Headlines in the Presidential Race. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1959.

Voorhis, Jerry. The Strange Case of Richard Milhous Nixon. New York: S. Erikson, Inc., 1972.

Wicker, Tom. Richard Nixon and the American Dream. New York: Random House, 1991.
An examination of the development of Nixon's character and personality.

Woodward, Bob, and Carl Bernstein. The Final Days. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1976.
An in-depth report by the Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate story of the final events in Nixon's presidency. Includes a detailed chronology of the Watergate scandal.

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