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Never Trust A Local: Inside The Nixon White House
  • Charles Stuart
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Never Trust A Local: Inside The Nixon White House.
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Stuart, a former assistant to Nixon administration officials John Ehrlichman and H.R. "Bob" Haldeman, here offers an anecdotal memoir of his time working on Nixon's campaigns in the White House. His intention … is to present the "inconsequential" yet "illustrative" little stories, incidents, and anecdotes that give a sense of the drama of the Nixon presidential campaigns and White House.

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About the Author

Charles Stuart joined Richard Nixon’s campaign staff in 1967 and toured the US, hunting up voters to win his candidate the election. (He has since then hunted big game in many of the Western states, British Columbia and Mongolia.)

He was invited in 1968 to join the White House staff, where he served as assistant to President Nixon's adviser John Ehrlichman and later to his chief of staff, H.R. "Bob" Haldeman; his wife, Connie, was Mrs. Nixon's Staff Director and Press Secretary.

After the heady life of political speculation, Stuart settled down and became a land developer. He has owned several companies and helped found a bank. The Stuarts live in a Maryland manor house constructed by George Washington’s personal physician.

About the Book

The huge crowds for Obama and the disappointing turn-outs for other candidates, the agony and excitement of the 2004 Presidential campaign between Bush and Kerry, echo the mad frenzy of earlier, “low-tech” campaigns. How...

The huge crowds for Obama and the disappointing turn-outs for other candidates, the agony and excitement of the 2004 Presidential campaign between Bush and Kerry, echo the mad frenzy of earlier, “low-tech” campaigns. How much does it depend on the competing candidates and how much the campaign staff?

In important ways, little has really changed in the fundamental nature of presidential campaigns, presidential politics, and presidential lives. In these pages, a Nixon man shares incidents and anecdotes that illuminate the inner workings of a presidential campaign and life in the White House, revealing touching moments and flashes of personality from the controversial Nixon years. He gives a sense of the adrenaline, the quick thinking and the humor that are part of the terrain when working for a campaign.

These are small items, some serious, some humorous; telling little moments not likely to be addressed in the writings of more famous authors. This is a collection of the stories that contribute to the drama of a campaign, of views from Pennsylvania Avenue, and with them some opinions on several White House personalities.


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Pages 204
Year: 2005
LC Classification: E851.S84
Dewey code: 324.973'0924—dc22
BISAC: POL008000
BISAC: BIO011000
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