Stephen Ambrose | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Alan Brinkley

This literature criticism consists of approximately 16 pages of analysis & critique of Stephen Ambrose.
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Critical Review by Alan Brinkley

SOURCE: “The Best Man,” in New York Review of Books, July 16, 1987, pp. 10-3.

In the following review of Nixon: The Education of a Politician, 1913-1962, Brinkley finds shortcomings in Ambrose's unwillingness to offer speculative analysis of Nixon's psychological profile. However, Brinkley concludes that, while offering no new information, Ambrose's biography relates “a familiar story with uncommon balance, skill, and grace—and with a fullness and detail that no previous work can match.”

Stephen Ambrose began his distinguished biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower with open admiration for his subject. Eisenhower, he writes, was “a great and good man … one of the outstanding leaders of the Western world of this century.”1 He offers no comparable evaluation of Richard Nixon in this first of two volumes...

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