Hughes gives us a pleasantly dense tale of the shadows in Richard Nixon’s mind that might have been there even without the Chennault Affair—assuming he would have been elected without the Chennault machinations. We can never know if it determined the election outcome, but one major consequence of the Affair that we do know was Watergate.
Catherine Forslund, Ph.D. is Professor of History, Department Chair, and Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Rockford University where she teaches U. S., Latin American and Chinese history. Her publications include We Are a College at War: Women Working for Victory in World War II, and “Worth a Thousand Words … : Editorial Cartoons of the Korean War” in Journal of Conflict Studies.
Posts by Catherine Forslund
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.