From the Publisher: Apr 2 1990

Love him or hate him, Richard Nixon is hard to ignore. Since his resignation in 1974, Nixon has re-emerged as an outspoken thinker on American politics and a respected analyst of foreign policy. His forthcoming book, In the Arena, excerpted this week in TIME, is his most emotionally fired memoir to date and his most exculpatory. Beginning with his flight from the White House, he recounts his moments of despair and his struggle to redeem himself.

Nixon, who describes as one of his strengths the "iron butt" necessary for long hours of scholarship, had done all his homework when he met...