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By Mark Feldstein

From Publishers Weekly Feldstein, an award-winning journalist and professor on the college of Maryland, chronicles the debatable careers of 2 iconic figures, former president Richard Nixon and the investigative suggested he feared most--Jack Anderson. With the astute research of a psychotherapist, Feldstein exhibits how the emotional and spiritual strengths, or flaws, of Nixon, the over-ambitious Quaker baby-kisser, and Anderson, the pious Mormon scribe, play out in a three-decade-long online game to win over American public opinion. even if Nixon was once engineering a gay smear via wiretaps and doctored pictures or the muckraking columnist used to be probing the Republican's hidden slush money and diverse scandals, the publication chronicles a slew of wrongdoings important of a sleazy pulp bestseller. Neither guy escapes unscathed: Nixon, the schizoid schemer, or Anderson, the self-righteous campaigner. Brutal, fantastic, and gripping, this darkish parable of tainted Beltway politics and an overreaching media lays the basis for the present cultural stench of famous person exposes and bed-hopping lawmakers. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights re