Book Review: Nixon and Kissinger Partners in Power

The Army Lawyer 79 (Nov. 2007)

5 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2013

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Shane Reeves

United States Military Academy, West Point

Date Written: November 1, 2007


Robert Dallek’s Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power is an easy read, well organized, and impressively researched. Dallek does a masterful job detailing the partnership between Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger and outlining the impact their relationship had on the national and international arenas. Though the author reluctantly gives Nixon and Kissinger credit for their foreign policy accomplishments, it is difficult to question Dallek’s objectivity due to his extensive research and reliance on primary sources. The book clearly explains how and why the Nixon Administration created and implemented policy, and gives the reader a number of relevant lessons on current issues. Nixon and Kissinger is an exceptional book and should be read by anyone having an interest in history, leadership, or ethics.

Keywords: Book Review, Nixon, Kissinger, ethics, leadership

JEL Classification: Z100

Suggested Citation

Reeves, Shane, Book Review: Nixon and Kissinger Partners in Power (November 1, 2007). The Army Lawyer 79 (Nov. 2007). Available at SSRN:

Shane Reeves (Contact Author)

United States Military Academy, West Point ( email )

600 Thayer Rd
West Point, NY 10996
United States

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