Stephen Ambrose | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Sidney Blumenthal

This literature criticism consists of approximately 12 pages of analysis & critique of Stephen Ambrose.
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Critical Review by Sidney Blumenthal

SOURCE: “He's the One,” in New Republic, July 6, 1987, pp. 30-4.

In the following review of Nixon: The Education of a Politician, 1913-1962, Blumenthal writes that Ambrose's “old-fashioned sort of biography” serves as a “standard” point of reference for Nixon studies, but Ambrose's “professionally ‘balanced’ approach to an unbalanced subject does not penetrate deep enough.”

The night of John F. Kennedy's inauguration, after the oratory about the torch being passed, the loser toured the mostly deserted Washington streets. Until the bewitching hour of midnight, Richard Nixon still commanded his official vice presidential car. He ordered his chauffeur at last to take him to the Capitol. He marched alone past the Senate chamber, down a corridor to the vast...

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