Real War ebook

by Richard Nixon

Ships from and sold by Biancabooks. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Nixon thought that this was his most influential book, but he was wrong on one point-he thought that the challenge of the Cold War would not be solved in a decade, but thanks in large part to the actions of his successor Ronald Reagan, who agreed with and implemented many of the principles in this book, the Soviet Union was.

The Real War was the right book at the right time.

In this landmark 1980 bestseller, Richard Nixon presents an effective analysis of strategic shortcomings and a prescription for renewed strength. Nixon’s tough-minded views discussed in this book became a blueprint for Ronald Reagan’s military buildup and strategic initiatives-which ultimately paved the way for the end of the Cold War. Highly relevant to contemporary times, Nixon argues persuasively that America must assume a role of global leadership to make sure the war of annihilation never happens. The economic, material, and technological capacities to prevail are not enough, he cautions,.

It is Richard Nixon's frankest, most outspoken book-which includes the inside story of his resignation from the .

It is Richard Nixon's frankest, most outspoken book-which includes the inside story of his resignation from the Presidency and its aftermath. President Nixon's previous books have brilliantly chronicled his public career and examined America's strategic role in the world.

This bibliography of Richard Nixon includes publications by 37th President of the United States Richard Nixon and books and scholarly articles about him and his policies. The Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Richard Nixon, 1969-1974, 6 vol. (Washington: . Government Printing Office, 1970-1975). Foreign Relations of the United States: Nixon-Ford Administrations.

Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th president of the United States, serving from 1969 until 1974. The nation's 36th vice president from 1953 to 1961, he came to national prominence as a representative and senator from California. After five years in the White House that saw the conclusion to the . involvement in the Vietnam War, and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency, he became the only president to resign from the office.

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The former president examines the forces contending for power in today's world, assesses their goals, strategies and relative strengths and weaknesses, and weighs the implications of current trends
Given the turn of events over the last decade or so, Richard Nixon's "The Real War" is more relevant than ever. Particularly given the current Russian regimes apparent willingness to use anything at their disposal to dominate their near abroad and marginalize U.S. interests.

When he wrote "The Real War" originally, Nixon's position was that the U.S.was in a very real struggle with the Soviet Union that began immediatelyafter World War Two ended and was continuing up to the present day (1980 give or take when the book came out).

Change the words "Soviet Union" or "USSR" to "Russia" and the book easily couldn't been written in 2016.

A must read for anyone who takes modern world affairs seriously.
Half a decade after President Richard Nixon left office, our situation in foreign policy had deteriorated markedly. We were, to say the very least, not as respected around the world, and the Soviet Union had strengthened its position greatly in the last half of the Seventies. It was a time of peril for the West, and Nixon wrote "The Real War" to sound an alarm and to attempt to chart a path out of the ditch in which we found ourselves.

In this volume Nixon refers to the Cold War as World War III and rightly cites the failure of will on the part of America and the rest of the West in the years leading up to 1980. He also makes clear what could easily have happened in regard to our geopolitical position and economy had the Soviets been permitted to continue on the path they were on then toward military supremacy.

The former president takes the reader through some of the key historical events in the twentieth century that influenced the geopolitics of 1980. He also explains why Communism appealed to some in the Third World and elsewhere, but also noted why that fetid system always fails.

Nixon provides what amounts to a briefing of many of the world’s strategic places and flashpoints of the time, putting forth superb analysis concerning such sites as the Persian Gulf, Vietnam, China, and other places--especially fascinating is his recollection of our 1972 rapprochement with China and his commentary on Sino-Soviet tensions.

The author extensively analyzes our military and economic situations, and reminds of the importance of a strong will to remain free in response to the Communist threat on the part of the people at large and especially on the part of the President of the United States. Nixon closes by laying out solutions and the steps he thought the country should take to win the Cold War.

Nixon thought that this was his most influential book, but he was wrong on one point--he thought that the challenge of the Cold War would not be solved in a decade, but thanks in large part to the actions of his successor Ronald Reagan, who agreed with and implemented many of the principles in this book, the Soviet Union was cast onto the ash heap of history in 1991. "The Real War" is a fascinating snapshot in time and a reminder of what can in some situations be accomplished when clear thinking, wise solutions, and an iron will are applied to even the most menacing and seemingly intractable problems.
Nixon had a command of foreign policy that few presidents have achieved. I would recommend the Real War as a worthy addition to any library for the time it was written and for the future of the United States. One of my personal favorites on Nixon's works.
a lot of what he says is still true today
This book is essential for any Foreign policy undergrad. Grads too if you didn't read a lot in undergrad. Doctors in addition to that if you are teaching.
I bought this for my husband and he said it was wonderful.
The President's in depth knowledge of foreign affairs is amazing. Obama should be reading this book, instead of the Communist propaganda he gets from Hugo Chavez. I only wish by some miracle, we could get him back into the White House. The wisdom, the understanding, and the discernment of Richard Nixon is something not available from the finest minds of Princeton, Yale, or Harvard. I do not have enough words of praise for this book or for this very great president, our greatest Republican president. I only wish we would have a national holiday honoring his birthday; a national monument in Washington, D.C.; and a coin or bill with his likeness on it. Any serious student of history or politics must read this book.
If the US Constitution allowed the President to pick a co-President to handle domestic affairs, Richard Nixon would have be, undoubtedly, one of the great Presidents of all time.

The Real War was a desperate cry for someone to bring down the Soviet Union, and he gave the plan for this within his book, step-by-step. That is is so is illustrated by the newly-elected President, Ronald Reagan, sitting on his desk at the "Western White House", with a pile of books in front of him. One of these books was The Real War.

During his Presidency, Reagan followed President Nixon's plan step-by-step. The Soviets tried to keep up, but they didn't have the economy to do so. "Star Wars" pushed their economy over edge, and it fell into abyss. The Soviet Union fell, shortly after the Reagan years ended. Their economy was horrendously weak, but yet, they maintained a vast military machine that they couldn't afford.

Even today, the economy of Russia is smaller than Canada. They cannot rebuild their empire, because they don't have the money to rebuild their military machine. Yes, they have 8,000 nuclear weapons. But to use them would be to destroy their own country, in the retaliation. The Soviet Union is dead, and will stay that way.

Mr. Nixon foresaw this, and Mr. Reagan put the plan into action. The rest is history.

I highly recommend this book for an understanding of the period 1968-1992.
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Richard Nixon
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Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd (April 1980)
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