THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: The Season of Renewal

THERE is no record of Richard Nixon ever digging in the earth except for those times I that he replaced his divots on the Burning Tree golf course. But there he was last week in the Rose Garden, inhaling the pungent spring earth vapors like an authentic horticulturist and telling Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew all about the White House stand of flowering crab-apple trees.

In fact, Nixon and even more so his wife have been so taken by the crop of glorious blooms on the south spread of the White House that they opened...

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