THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Drum Rolls and Lightning

For the past year Richard Nixon has led a singular exile, a man beyond his own shores, dwelling in the realm of world power, which he loves. He is not a Philip Nolan because he still resides firmly on U.S. turf, even goes to baseball games. Yet there is a tiny whiffy of The Man Without a Country around the nation's most prominent political scalawag. After five years a sizable segment of America still holds Nixon beyond forgiveness. It may always be thus. He may be ordering his life to acknowledge that.

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