Suggested Readings

Ambrose, Stephen E. Nixon: The Education of a Politician, 1913-1962. New York: Touchstone, 1988.

Ambrose, Stephen E. Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician, 1962-1972. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.

Black, Edwin. “Richard Nixon and the Privacy of Public Discourse.” Rhetoric and Public Affairs 2 (1999): 1-29.

Campbell, Karlyn. The Great Silent Majority: Nixon’s 1969 Speech on Vietnamization. College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2014.

Farrell, John A. Richard Nixon: The Life. New York: Doubleday, 2017.

Katz, Andrew Z. “Public Opinion and Foreign Policy: The Nixon Administration and the Pursuit of Peace with Honor in Vietnam.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 27 (1997): 496-513.

Laderman, Scott. The “Silent Majority” Speech: Richard Nixon, the Vietnam War, and the Origins of the New Right. New York: Routledge, 2020.

McGinniss, Joe. The Selling of the President, 1968. New York: Trident, 1969.

Newman, Robert P. “Under the Veneer: Nixon’s Vietnam Speech of November 3, 1969.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 61 (1975): 113-128.

Nixon, Richard Milhous. In the Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat, and Renewal. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990.

Nixon, Richard Milhous. RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1978.

Nixon, Richard Milhous. Six Crises. 1962; Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1969.

Oudes, Bruce, ed. From the President: Richard Nixon’s Secret Files. New York: Harper and Row, 1989.

Pach, Chester. “’Our Worst Enemy Seems to be the Press’: TV News, the Nixon Administration, and U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Vietnam, 1969-1973.” Diplomatic History 34 (2010): 555-565.

Shribman, David M. “Nixon’s ‘Silent Majority’ Speech, 50 Years Later.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 3, 2019, E3.

Stelzner, Hermann. “The Quest Story and Nixon’s November 3, 1969 Address.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 57 (1971): 163–72.

Stone, Roger, with Mike Colapietro. Tricky Dick: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Richard M. Nixon. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2014.

Thelen, Sarah. “Mobilizing a Majority: Nixon’s ‘Silent Majority’ Speech and the Domestic Debate over Vietnam.” Journal of American Studies 51 (2017): 887-914.

Weiner, Tim. One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2016.

Wicker, Tom. One of Us: Richard Nixon and the American Dream. New York: Random House, 1991.

Audio-Visual Materials

Brown, Barry Alexander, and Glenn Silber, dir. The War at Home. Catalyst Films, 1979.

Richard Nixon Foundation. “Never Give Up: The Richard Nixon Story.” YouTube, July 18, 2015, 27:03,

Online Resources

National Archives and Records Administration, Office of Presidential Libraries. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

PBS. “Nixon’s Checkers Speech.” American Experience.