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The Resource Mrs. Nixon : a novelist imagines a life, Ann Beattie

Mrs. Nixon : a novelist imagines a life, Ann Beattie

Label
Mrs. Nixon : a novelist imagines a life
Title
Mrs. Nixon
Title remainder
a novelist imagines a life
Statement of responsibility
Ann Beattie
Title variation
Missus Nixon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pat Nixon remains one of our most mysterious and intriguing public figures, the only modern first lady who never wrote a memoir. Beattie, like many of her generation, dismissed Richard Nixon's wife as "interchangeable with a Martian." But decades later, she wonders what it must have been like to be married to such a spectacularly ambitious and catastrophically self-destructive man. Drawing on a wealth of sources from Life magazine to accounts by Nixon's daughter, and his doctor, to The Haldeman Diaries and Jonathan Schell's The Time of Illusion, Beattie reconstructs dozens of scenes in an attempt to see the world from Mrs. Nixon's point of view. Like Stephen King's On Writing, this fascination and intimate account offers readers an unprecedented glimpse into the imagination of a writer
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beattie, Ann
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nixon, Pat
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Beattie, Ann
  • Authorship
Label
Mrs. Nixon : a novelist imagines a life, Ann Beattie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-282)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1309332
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781439168714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1309332
  • (OCoLC)709673345
Label
Mrs. Nixon : a novelist imagines a life, Ann Beattie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-282)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1309332
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781439168714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1309332
  • (OCoLC)709673345

Library Locations

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