Nation: Moments from Nixon's Memoirs

A dying brother, a strange dream, a wild drive...

Richard Nixon's Memoirs, which became available to TIME last week and will go on sale in bookstores next week, contribute relatively little that is new to his Watergate story. But anyone who is interested in international politics will find in his 1,120-page volume a mountain of both intriguing and tedious personal detail on Nixon's pursuit of detente with Soviet leaders, his opening of diplomatic relations with Communist China, and his ending the U.S. involvement in Viet Nam.

In recounting his life, both public and private, Nixon...

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