Nation: Nixon's Memoirs: I Was Selfish

A few admissions about what he thought was just a public relations problem

"A book both extraordinary and historic. The personal memoir of a life of conflict, an extraordinary life lived in the arena, a public life that ended with the greatest fall in modern political history. The whole story."

One man's view of tumultuous events, of course, cannot constitute "the whole story," especially when the man sits at the troubled center of much of the action and judges himself. Yet that publisher's puff for a book, designated "14374-7 General Nonfiction" in the Grosset...

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