The Arrogance of Power will destroy forever the image that Nixon sought to make his legacy. Summers documents previously undisclosed facts about Nixon's role in the attempted sabotage of the Vietnam peace talks; in the plots to topple Fidel Castro; about his unscrupulous acceptance of finds from dubious sources; his difficulties with alcohol and his reliance on unprescribed medication; his mental and emotional stability, with exclusive access to the doctor who sought to help him; the truth about his best friend, Bebe Rebozo; and his troubled marriage to his wife Pat.
Anthony Summers formerly covered wars and other world new events for the BBC. He has written five previous books, including Goddess, a best-selling biography of Marilyn Monroe, and Conspiracy, an acclaimed study of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Summers lives in Ireland with his wife and principal colleague, Robbyn Swan. He has four sons and a daughter.