He was one of America’s most successful presidents on the international stage, lauded as a world statesman who thawed the cold war. He was reelected in one of the biggest landslide victories in American history, capturing 49 out of 50 states.
This being said however, Richard Nixon was the only president to ever resign from office, forced out of the Whitehouse in abject disgrace. Over 40 years on and Nixon remains a towering ruined figure but who was the real Nixon?
In this film we see leading historian David Reynolds take a fresh examination of Nixon’s controversial career and embattled presidency. Reynolds reveals how Nixon was both Jekyll and Hyde, a bizarre mixture of near greatness and incorrigible pettiness. It was this combination helped leave an enduring mark on history but also is what makes Nixon such an intriguing character.