Historical Notes: A Matter of Sides

If politics makes strange bedfellows, it also makes some fickle lovers. That, at least, is the suggestion conveyed in a new book on the President's political comeback by Jules Witcover, veteran Washington reporter for the Los Angeles Times. In The Resurrection of Richard Nixon (G.P. Putnam's Sons), Witcover maintains that former Texas Governor John Connally, a power in the state and Lyndon Johnson's closest political ally, actually worked secretly through most of the campaign to raise money for Nixon while publicly ignoring Hubert Humphrey.

Then, according to Witcover, with less than a week to...

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