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Flight of the Eagle

Nixon's Defeat, Snatched From the Jaws of Victory

Conrad Black | Posted 08.11.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgRichard Nixon had averted the disaster that loomed in 1968, and withdrew from Vietnam with honor. Tragically and unimaginably, Watergate replaced Vietnam as the national crisis, and snatched defeat back, after Nixon had come close to retrieving victory. Not even Greek dramatists, tragic or comic, had imagined this plot.

1968: A Dirty Election During a Dirty War

Conrad Black | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgIn a tragic time, with 400 conscripted servicemen dying every week in Vietnam and violence all over the country, the sacred privilege of the ballot was exercised at the end of a spectacularly reprehensible effort to manipulate the 1968 election.

As Troops Stormed Normandy, Churchill Launched a Drunken Tirade Against DeGaulle (Slideshow)

Conrad Black | Posted 08.06.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgOn the evening of June 5, 1944, as Roosevelt spoke to the world about the liberation of Rome, and welcomed Italy back into the civilized world, Churchill and de Gaulle were having the most severe of all their many disputes.

High Noon at the Plains of Abraham

Conrad Black | Posted 08.08.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgDespite the immense importance of the battle for Quebec to the whole Western world, and the huge mythology that has been built about it, from both sides, it was an almost accidental and very close-run engagement.