Leaders

Leaders When Nikita Khrushchev shouted contempt for the United States in his famous Kitchen Debate with Vice President Richard Nixon Americans gasped at the sudden glimpse of the Soviet leader s character At

  • Title: Leaders
  • Author: Richard M. Nixon
  • ISBN: 9780671706180
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Nikita Khrushchev shouted contempt for the United States in his famous Kitchen Debate with Vice President Richard Nixon, Americans gasped at the sudden glimpse of the Soviet leader s character At the time cameras and reporters were present But how much would we have learned if we could have traveled the globe with Richard Nixon and met privately with others wWhen Nikita Khrushchev shouted contempt for the United States in his famous Kitchen Debate with Vice President Richard Nixon, Americans gasped at the sudden glimpse of the Soviet leader s character At the time cameras and reporters were present But how much would we have learned if we could have traveled the globe with Richard Nixon and met privately with others who have shaped the modern world Richard Nixon knew virtually every major foreign leader since World War II some at the pinnacle of power, some during their years in the wilderness out of power, and still others toward the end of their lives His was an unparalleled opportunity to gain insight into the nature of the powerful and qualities of leadership.In Leaders, Nixon shares these insights and experiences He illustrates these leaders in private, assesses their careers, recalls words of wisdom, and brings to bear his own judgments We meet the co architects of the New Japan, Douglas MacArthur and Shigeru Yoshida Encountering the legendary leaders of China Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and Chiang Kai shek we see the men behind the events We see the intensely private Charles DeGaulle explore the philosophies of Konraud Adenauer confront Leonid Brezhnev and delight in the company of Winston Churchill not to mention Nixon s analyses of interactions with dozens of other leaders.No one but Richard Nixon could have written this book It is at once as personal as a handclasp and as objective as only so earnest a student of history could have made it.

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    1. This book is a treatise in political leadership written by one of the few people who actually knew what it was like to be in a supreme position of power. Richard Nixon writes about the qualities and characteristics that go into what makes someone a great leader. Obviously, that is a subjective term, and Nixon's choices to serve as examples of this bear that out. Nixon limits his focus to great leaders that he knew personally. Thus, while much of the book consists of mini-biographies of the indiv [...]

    2. This book took me awhile to finish, both because of President Nixon's writing style and my graduate school studies have me reading 80 pages of textbooks a week. This was not that great of a book, honestly. I have enjoyed the president's other books, but this one just did not capture my interest, despite being the history and his recollections of the international political leaders of the 20th C. For someone who is interested in the post-WWII leaders and history, maybe this book would catch your [...]

    3. Far from what I expected, reading this book became a rewarding experience. Richard Nixon explores in his book, "Leaders", the much-discussed subject of Leadership. Here specifically Political Leadership. The form he uses is a collection of mini biographies of major post-war leaders in which he uses the leaders' history, his own observations and evaluation of them, the people's thoughts about them and how they helped in shaping their nations and the world at large in it's current state. Through t [...]

    4. This is a brilliant although occasionally fawning work. Nixon knew personally those individuals about whom he wrote, and profiles them both frankly and eloquently. There are the occasional occurrences of hero worship - particularly when it comes to de Gaulle and MacArthur - but otherwise this is a crucial book for understanding the men who shaped the world in the post-war era. The chapter on Khrushchev is especially colorful and interesting.Nixon was no doubt a brilliant man; a genius at foreign [...]

    5. Flaws aside Richard Nixon was one of our most literate presidents, and post-presidency published several books. "Leaders" reveals his assessment of most of the key leaders in the post-war world of the 1950s through 70s, all of whom he interacted with personally. Nixon's interactions with the Soviet and Chinese leaders form the most interesting parts of the book, as these interactions were of great historical importance to the US and the world. His interactions with leaders such as Churchill, Mac [...]

    6. There are some books that you come back to again and again. It isn't necessarily to say they are the best books (although they might be), but they have certain anecdotes, certain observations, and certain lessons you want to continually draw on that make you come back to them again and again and remember. This is one of those books. I'm certain I'll come back to it again and again. Nixon is a prolific writer, and I've read several of his books. He's a fairly good one as a politician goes, if a b [...]

    7. AoaRichard M. Nixon with his "Leaders" not only master the understanding of leadership, but also writing in general. The book treats several leaders of the 20th century, Winston Churchill, Konrad Adenaur, Shigeru Yoshida, Charles de Gaulle, Nikita Khruschev and many more with granduer. What one should particularly pay attention in this book is that the author himself, has personally known every single leader in the book, which adds a great deal of invaluable personal reminiscences which at the s [...]

    8. One of President Nixon’s ten memoirs is Leaders, and it is as just as revealing and fascinating as its nine brothers. In this volume, Nixon discusses his interactions with foreign leaders. He doesn’t abuse his power as a memoirist; this is not a dirt-dishing book. Yes, he recounts private interactions he shared with other leaders, but he also gives his opinions on their lives and careers as a whole, and shares advice given and received. Leaders isn’t a popularity contest, and he doesn’t [...]

    9. No apologies for this read. This was while I was a Reagan Republican while I was a hard core anti communist and also had yet to get my graduate degree in Psychology and also started work in the fields of vocational rehabilitation counseling and ergonomics. I always admired Nixon's foreign affairs knowledge and the many world leaders he had come to know his 8 years as VP under Eisenhower then almost two terms as President. His insights on Winston Churchill, Charles De Gaulle, Chiang Kai-shek, Mao [...]

    10. I picked up this old book from my father-in-law. I didn't read it because I admire Nixon, but because of the world's leaders he writes about between the end of WWII and the beginning of the cold war. Like, for instance, what was going on in German politics just after the death of Hitler. Couldn't put it down.

    11. A pleasant well written book filled with insightful concise biographies. I came away with a better understanding of the world as well as its leaders in a specific time in historyWell worth the read.

    12. leaders and their style Nixon wrote wt great wit on this but amazing how easy it is to see the peck in other people's eyes

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